February 22nd, 2009
So, my show was last week.Â Here is some documentation of the work.
The work that I did for the show are three different texts that were generated from a Processing sketch that I wrote. I was interested in William Burrough’s cut-up technique and using that as a starting point. So the sketch that I wrote does a web search on a term, returning the entire text from the top ten site related to that search term. Those texts are then broken into sentences, brought together, and reassembled at random into new texts. For this show, I chose to only assemble paragraphs. I choose related search terms for this — “free market,” “drunkenness,” and “decadence” — with each work representing a different term.
Hit me up if you are interested in the source code (its a bit loose to send out into the world at the moment).
Below are details of the work. Click on them for a close up.