Procedural art and code
Projects that involve computer-mediated generation of art, writing, or other artistic forms. Many projects for National Novel Generation Month, as well as Twitter bots or websites that allow users to generate their own computer-aided art.
Seraphs: A mysterious codex (2014)
A computer-generated book based on the Voynich Manuscript.
A letter groove (2022)
Produces cut-up images in the style of artists’ books out of rare and interesting manuscripts.
Creates artwork in the style of Newspaper Blackout Poetry using natural language processing and optical character recognition. Featured on Waxy.org in 2016.
Generated compositions that resemble photomontages in the style of early surrealists.
Color problems (2020)
A generator based on the works of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel (1842-1939), who hoped her original color analyses would inspire others to study “whatever originals may be at hand in books, shops, private houses, or museums.” A collaboration between myself and Mel Dollison to allow anyone to be inspired by her abstract, modernist style employed in the context of everyday objects and photos.
A reimagining of a 1961 computer program that generated the screenplay to a Western, filmed by CBS television. Source code and history of the project. Invited contribution to the Workshop on the History of Expressive Systems.
An alliterative poem by a neural net:
Ants and all ages are all about—active as buds are bound by black, bubbles burn by maple blackbird body, but burst before birds before building branches back. […]
A translator and generator to produce text in the style of A Pickle for the Knowing Ones (1802) by noted eccentric Timothy Dexter (1747-1806). The final output is an entry in National Novel Generation Month 2021.