I am poet in residence this week at Shandy Hall, Coxwold, York, England ... former residence of Laurence Sterne. Hoping to get some good writing done!

I'm presenting computational poetry @babycastles 7pm Thursday; also, go to hear Ian Hatcher & Stephanie Strickland plus the open mic!

My 'Lines of Force' sync.abue.io/issues/190719nm_s has just been published by by andreas buelhoff as v2 #29 of sync. an ongoing artistic journal in digitally published zines sync.abue.io/

Includes e.g.

$ a=("." "o" "O"); while [ 1 ]; do echo -n ${a[$RANDOM%3]}; done

$ node -e \'for(;;){process.stdout.write(".oO"[~~(Math.random()*3)])}'

$ perl -e \'{print qw/. o O/[rand$=]; redo}'

Listening to 'Closer to Fine,' I wondered if I need a poster of Rasputin in my office. Then, realized I already have a poster of Chow Yun-Fat which no doubt suffices

python -c "while True: print(''.join(print.__doc__.split('\n')), end='')"

The conference part of ICCC (International Conf. on Computational Creativity) starts tomorrow. The focus is CS and creativity modeling; people do interesting cross-cutting work in many different creative domains

Part of the "Open Source" issue; obviously you are supposed to modify, share, etc. without need for legal code, but just in case you'd like something more formal also:

won't you

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The print edition of Increment #9 includes this type-in poem/program I wrote.

It's also online and (although it's sure to be less fun) you could copy and paste the code from increment.com/open-source/wont

We will be publishing further this year in the Using Electricity series of computer-generated literary books. This is a Counterpath Press series that I edit.

I am very glad to discuss book ideas and consider manuscripts! Computer programs, have your human author/programmers get in touch with me...

Taper #3, with very short computational poems, is out now at taper.badquar.to/3 with 3*3 = 9 poems, each of no more than 3KB. Many thanks to the authors & editorial collective!

Friends, I will be rapping this Wed June 5 in Brooklyn: Sunnyvale, 1031 Grand St. I am Doc Mofo, on the mic and doing Commodore 64 visualizations with livecoding musician ColonelPanix at this LiveCode.NYC Algorave. This will likely be the last time in several months that I'll be doing a rap performance, so please come by!

National Poetry Month 2019 seems as good a time as any to introduce the concept of the socially conscious limerick.

But upon further reflection, I think "hop on that gurney" makes for a better ending.

There once was this person from Boerne
Who said "I'm going to earn me
Some cash giving blood
And some being a stud
But to start with I'll get on that gurney."

One of the editors of Taper taper.badquar.to presented our journal at a poster session for the new College of Computing launch at MIT. Audience was largely CS and AI people. I did not attend & can't testify directly, but apparently the most common response was not "that's not computer science!" (which indeed it's not) but "that's not poetry!"

Please submit a short computational poem (defined loosely!) for Taper #3. There's a 3KB limit & a template provided; all details and previous issues are at taper.badquar.to

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