Various Things I Have Made
In no particular order.
This is a bot that runs NASA imagery through a pixelsorting script. Adam Ferris did this first, so this is the same idea but over and over again with randomized parameters. I got the title from a heavy metal band-name generator.
Haiku by Robot
This is a twitter bot based on a poem I found in an issue of Highlights magazine. After my tweet of that image proved popular, I set out to make a bot that can generate these haiku indefinitely.
After Secretary of Education Betsy Devos made a comment about liberal professors “ominously” telling their students what to think, I made a fork of Mark Sample’s @StudiesBot that simply prepends scary words to the invented disciplines.
Tweeting excerpts from the “CIA Torture Report,” so you don’t have to read the whole thing at once.
A bot playing out a joke from The Simpson’s Season 5, Episode 17, “Bart Gets an Elephant.”
This bot takes the technical name for a known exo-planet, then gives it the nickname of a palette from ColourLovers.com, then generates an idea of what that planet might look like with the colors of that palette.
This is a bot I made as a response and tribute to @555uhz, which Twitter suspended for copyright violation. Currently on hiatus.
Electronic Literature Travel Tips
Considering a trip to the land of Electronic Literature? Here are some helpful tips for your journey. I created this by asking my students to write notes of advice and encouragement to future students. I then overlay that advice on travel-themed images pulled randomly from Flickr.
To avoid campaign financing restrictions, Ted Cruz’s campaign uploaded 15 hours of raw footage directly to Youtube. I downloaded it, used Pocketsphinx to transcribe it, and sorted that transcript alphabetically. Then I used Videogrep to create supercuts for each word, uploaded those to youtube, and set up a twitter bot to tweet links to each video. This task is now complete.
The graphic novel I generated for NaNoGenMo 2014: The Something, The Thanksgiving, and The Nothing.
A “cut out” of William S. Burroughs: I remixed a lecture by removing all the words. Prepared for a special issue of Enculturation edited by Casey Boyle and Jim Brown.
Some of the news, all of the time. Always exactly one tweet unless something has gone wrong.
A bot using CheapBotsDoneQuick and Tracery’s SVG capabilities, generating ugly shirts forever.