Dan Torop

Poetry Computer

The poetry computer recited poetry endlessly.

Poetry Computer (detail)

Some videos of it running:



Hand-built computer with hand-installed OS, etc., etc.  Made in '99 or 2000 or so. Put up in Landscapes show in 2001.

Poetry Computer

Poetry computer -- I was interested by the ability of a computer to blindly create models of language with no knowledge of meaning.  I taught my computer to do this.  I used as input things I typed at 3 AM.  I made it speak extemporaneously: as it came up with new words it spoke them, then forgot them.