“That’s very pretty,” said her Majesty; “I wish I could write poetry like that.”
What would happen if someone used brain waves measured by an EEG to make poetry? Check out Mind Your Poetry to find out. The site is a collaboration between several artists and scientists. While the process isn’t entirely clear, the results are interesting short poems displayed in a single dizzying collection.
Often, as the adage goes, those that write the historical texts traditionally part of the “canon” of the narrative of history are written by the victors, the vanquisher, in their own voices and in their own conditions. What Holmes has done reverses the process: history is called to account for the fact that it repeats some of its worst behaviors.