Various Things I Have Made

In no particular order.

bot, 2016


A bot playing out a joke from The Simpson’s Season 5, Episode 17, “Bart Gets an Elephant.”


artbot, 2016


A bot using CheapBotsDoneQuick and Tracery’s SVG capabilities, generating ugly shirts forever.

botvideo, 2016


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.

art, 2015

An Arthrogram

This is a “graphic novel” exploring every possible panel configuration given certain constraints. I self-published this with, and it is available for purchase from Amazon.

audio, 2015

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.

bot, 2013


Scraping video game ROMs for poetry.

codepoetryweb thing, 2014

Pigeon Forge

My remix of Nick Montfort’s poem, “Taroko Gorge.” My piece riffs on the nostalgic theme I find in the original poem, but blends it with the imagery of East Tennessee tourism.

This work was included along with several other remixes in the Electronic Literature Organization’s Collection, Volume 3.


game, 2014

Flappy Bird Ground

My version of Flappy Bird. Parodic and pointless.

web thing, 2013


Turn your browser into a Pierre Menard emulator! Watch as it writes Don Quixote!

bot, 2014


Some of the news, all of the time. Always exactly one tweet unless something has gone wrong.

artbot, 2016


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.

bot, 2013


Tweets from the Whalestoe Institute.

artbot, 2015

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.

video, 2016


The second presidential debate didn’t just feature strong words, it also included sighs, sniffles, sharp inhalations, and background chatter. I used videogrep to make two supercuts of all the non-verbal sounds from one of the 2016 presidential debates.

web thing, 2014


Various mashup(s) of Canticle for Leibowitz and Fahrenheit 451.

code, 2014


The graphic novel I generated for NaNoGenMo 2014: The Something, The Thanksgiving, and The Nothing.

bot, 2014


Tweeting excerpts from the “CIA Torture Report,” so you don’t have to read the whole thing at once.

bot, 2014


This is a bot I made as a response and tribute to @555uhz, which Twitter suspended for copyright violation. Currently on hiatus.

audiocodevideo, 2016


This is Rebecca Black’s “Friday”, but edited with MoviePy and some Python so that it gets faster every time someone says “Friday.”

bot, 2014

WTF’ing Dickens

In the spirit of @WhitmanFML and @LatourSwag, this bot combines text from Dickens’ Great Expectations with text from public tweets containing the hashtag #WTF.

bot, 2014


Every panel of Watchmen, in some order.

web thing, 2014

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.

artbot, 2016


This bot takes the technical name for a known exo-planet, then gives it the nickname of a palette from, then generates an idea of what that planet might look like with the colors of that palette.

bot, 2013


Congress’s words, redacted at a rate equal to current approval polling.

bot, 2013


A Bubble Bobble ebooks bot.

bot, 2017


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.

audiocodevideo, 2016


This is Rebecca Black’s “Friday”, but edited with MoviePy and some Python so that it gets faster every time someone says “Friday.”

web thing, 2014

House of Dust Simulator

This is a simulation of the 1967 poem by Alison Knowles and James Tenney.

bot, 2014


Daily permutational poems, after Brion Gysin.

You can find more things by me — mostly broken or abandoned — in my github repository.