Have you found yourself growing immune to the exclamation point!?! Perhaps irritated by the double question mark??
This week we’re piggybacking off of a topic from an upcoming episode of Radio Open Source: Concord, MA and “the birthplace of the American mind.”
From now through May 30, 2014, submit your erasure, cut-up and other found poetry sourced from James Joyce’s Ulysses for our upcoming special issue. The edition will be published online on Bloomsday (Lá Bloom) — June 16, 2014 — the 110th anniversary of Leopold Bloom’s walk through Dublin.
We set out to remix the conversation around art and meaning.
If you’re working with constraints or making found poetry from a very large source text, you might find the Text Content Analysis Tool at UsingEnglish.com useful. The tool creates a word frequency cloud from your text; provides word, sentence and paragraph counts; provides distributions by word length; and rates your text on level of difficulty.
“This week words parenting into town with voice-to-text patient tools. Please do text tools and send it is discovered. Share in the comments not worried take that phone.” Got it?
Last week, I stumbled across one of the most interesting blog posts I’ve read in the past six months. If you’ve followed the rise of Metamodernism in contemporary art, forget Shia LaBeouf. The blueprint was provided by early-20th-century French critic Félix Fénéon.
“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.