Various Things I Have Made
In no particular order.
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.
A bot playing out a joke from The Simpson’s Season 5, Episode 17, “Bart Gets an Elephant.”
The graphic novel I generated for NaNoGenMo 2014: The Something, The Thanksgiving, and The Nothing.
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.
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.
Some of the news, all of the time. Always exactly one tweet unless something has gone wrong.
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.
This is a bot I made as a response and tribute to @555uhz, which Twitter suspended for copyright violation. Currently on hiatus.
Tweeting excerpts from the “CIA Torture Report,” so you don’t have to read the whole thing at once.
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.
A bot using CheapBotsDoneQuick and Tracery’s SVG capabilities, generating ugly shirts forever.