[-empyre-] Prehistoric Digital Poetry, Funkhouser
paul at paul-brown.com
Thu Mar 12 00:43:14 EST 2009
For those in London there is a talk tomorrow at the Science Museum
about what is probably the first example of poetry generation on a
digital computer - Loveletters - which was written by Christopher
Strachey to run on the Ferranti Mark 1 in 1952.
The details are here: http://www.computerconservationsociety.org/20090312.htm
The Loveletters simulator that the speaker will be talking about is
Here's an example:
YOU ARE MY IMPATIENT ENCHANTMENT: MY UNSATISFIED LOVE: MY
LOVESICK FERVOUR: MY AFFECTIONATE THIRST: MY SEDUCTIVE LOVE.
M. U. C.
On 11 Mar 2009, at 08:31, Jim Andrews wrote:
> A book that should be mentioned concerning digital poetry is Chris
> Funkhouser's 'Prehistoric Digital Poetry -- An Archaeology of Forms,
> 1959-1995' ( http://www.uapress.ua.edu/NewSearch2.cfm?id=133757 ,
> 2007, U of
> Alabama Press). This is the first full-length book on some of the
> history of
> digital poetry.
> There's a related article by Chris at http://tinyurl.com/dbzqks called
> 'Digital Poetry: A Look at Generative, Visual, and Interconnected
> Possibilities in its First Four Decades'.
> That article is part of a book available in its entirety, i think, at
> http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companionDLS/ ; the book is A
> Companion to
> Digital Literary Studies, edited by Ray Siemens and Susan Schreibman.
> empyre forum
> empyre at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au
Paul Brown - based in the UK March 2009
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