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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 7:28 pm    Post subject: Darwinian Poetry Reply with quote

Here's something very interesting I've just come across:

http://www.codeasart.com/poetry/darwin.html

This person has written a programme which uses reader's "tastes" to weed out randomly generated sequences of words to, presumably, eventually arrive at a poem. In the programmer's own words:

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Welcome to Darwinian Poetry! The goal of this project is to see if non-negotiated collaboration can evolve interesting poetry using (un)natural selection.


I think Graves would have found the process offensive; however, in a funny twist, the programmer behind the project lists Robert Graves' "The Corner Knot" in his list of favourite poems:

http://www.codeasart.com/poetry/
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