playing with poetry
I’ve been contributing to the conference Wiki and bookmarking stuff in del.icio.us rather than blogging. These activities work differently to blogging though. Right now I need a blog post: Fox Harrell is currently demonstrating his poetry generation system, GRIOT. I tend to like the idea of poetry generation more than its products, but GRIOT generates its poetry line by line in dialogue with a human. So the human types a word (“europe”) and the generator replies, then waits for the human to type another word. When the human is satisfied, she types “end”. The results are rather appealing, and I’d love the opportunity to play with poetry in that way. Unfortunately I don’t think GRIOT is online yet.