Sunday, April 01, 2007

Spam Dada Poetry

I think we have a new generation of Dadaist poets. I just got this as part of the camouflage text in a spam email. It is strangely beautiful. Works at least as well as Finnigan's Wake anyway.

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posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Sunday, April 01, 2007   3 comments links to this post

3 Comments:

At 1 Apr 2007, 01:23:00, Anonymous Gandalfe said...

Hmmm... looks and reads like something put together by a random word generator. I guess you have to be receptive to that kind of thing to appreciate it. Either that or I'm just tired of getting that stuff in my inbox. ;o)

 
At 1 Apr 2007, 02:36:00, Anonymous Dada Papa Pascal said...

You noticed too, Eolake? ;-)
Was the punctuation already there, too?

Even the successful writers cannot escape that brain-washing influence:
"Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I woud like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!"
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - (J.K. Rowling, 1997)

Gandalfe, it wouldn't be the first time that random computer generated stuff gives birth to a strange form of beauty.
I remember a very short program, on Sinclair's ZX Spectrum, that randomly placed colour squares on the screen. Except the RND function was only PSEUDO-RANDOM, which in this particular case caused a very interesting rainbowy mosaic pattern. And forever changing as long as the program was left running. Kewl.

Not to mention the marriage of computers and mathematics. Fractals? Strange chaotic attractors? Very intriguing stuff!

Some day, artists will make very interesting stuff by blending their own creativity with random computer effects. I'm sure it's already being done.

 
At 1 Apr 2007, 02:46:00, Blogger eolake said...

"Was the punctuation already there, too?"

I haven't edited a single character.

 

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