text manipulation
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thirty-two projects in this top-level category

The Hypertext Revelation by Josh Kopin
So, partially in the interest of making tangible the structure of an obscure text, and partially just for fun, I wrote a script that chopped up the King James version of the Book of Revelations and analyzed it, cataloging each unique word in the text and all the unique words that followed it. I then used that data to make a website that lets you trace phrases through the space of Revelations, [...]
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Open Wound by Matt Butler
Open Wound is a language mixing tool developed in the same spirt as a DJ's set of turntables, albeit with a much different interface. By running two copies side-by-side, an artist is able to tag one text's grammatical parts-of-speech and graft it onto another text. Additionally, a word frequency filter is available to leave common words untouched, preserving structure and coherence. [...]
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Semantic Disturbances by Agam Andreas
A type of subversion exploiting text-based media. cf:(http://rhizome.org/member.rhiz?user_id=1004911) This work makes use of text generative techniques to present Google definitions assembled and chosen by the author . Textual fragments found on the Web are rearranged, deformed, or crushed to make them appear as an actual text. [...]
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Time Based Text by Jaromil & Jodi
Emphasis in writing is an additional information in text, as the typing performance can vehicle feelings: mail, blogs and more written media could use this for a "human touch". The implementation is simple, open source and cross platform: Time Based Text.
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J B Wock by Eugenio Tisselli
J B Wock is a PHP script that writes his own blog almost every night. The posts generated by J B Wock follow these steps: 1. J B Wock takes a famous quotation from a "Famous Quotes" RSS feed. (this would be the seed of the process) 2. Then he finds synonyms for each of the words in the phrase. This process can happen from one to three times, recursively. ( [...]
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nam shub web 0.1 by jörg piringer
nam shub web is a website processor. it takes the textual content of external websites and applies user defined rules to generate visual poetry out of it. these rules consist of operations that change the text or modify the visual appearance. each set of rules can be stored and published for others to view and alter. however nam shub web does not store any actual content. [...]
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club.ware by christina goestl and boris kopeinig
club.ware is a project between software art and club visuals by electronic media artists christina goestl and boris kopeinig. technologically speaking club.ware consists of word libraries and scripts that generate word streams. editing word libraries is one crucial part of the project. we're not doing automated dictionary lookup or anything like this. [...]
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meaning by Eugenio Tisselli
a web page that plays around with meaning. rules of the game: every time the page is visited, a randomly-picked word in its text is substituted by a synonym. how will the meaning change in the end? can there be such a thing as a synonym? the original text is available for reference
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e44 by Jon Meyer
#E44 reformats today's New York Times web page using the layout conventions of the print-based New York Times from around 1860. I've personalized the content to my own tastes by converting certain keywords into headings when they appear in the text. The text is not altered in any other way. The generated page doesn't make distinctions between advertising, markup, hyperlinks and news, and [...]
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Darwin by Taylor Berg
Darwin is an interactive online generative art project. It is a study of an evolutionary process that evolves poetry over time. The role of natural selection is played by the aesthetic preferences of visitors to the site. The project is based on the Galapagos project of Karl Sims. Darwin is an online version of Galapagos that evolves poetry instead of images. [...]
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Altings A Software by Thomas Thøfner
A text generator based on Markov chains used for writing the collection of poems Altings A, Cph. 2004. It is possible to input text(s) and generate new texts in various formats. Unfortunately everything is in Danish...
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Microswapper by Carl - Micromusic
this microswapper was activated to make dull chats a thing of the past! the fresh_&_funky microtalk experienze! Microswapper[TM] swapped the following list of words in the microtalk [simple java-message pop-up chat on micromusic.net] messages from 2003-03-19 to 2003-05-19: bomb <-> cake war <-> sex terror <-> funk bin laden <-> stockhausen bitch <-> beeotch [...]
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Google Talk by Douwe Osinga
Google Talk generates semi-sensible texts by extending a sentence by looking up what according to google will be the most likely next word. For example, type 'let's see what' and Google Talk finishes this sentence with: 'let's see what you can do to help the Environment by Equipment for USE IN RFCs to Indicate Requirement levels, for compliant SIP implementations.' [...]
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Batmemes by Grasshopper Enterprises
Batmemes is marketed as software for algorithmically tackling writer's block. It uses algorithms inspired by the thought-generating experiments of the Oulipo movement, which took place in France in the 1960's. Batmeme's configuration options allow you to highly customize your auto-generated ideas. For example, you might choose to tint your new thoughts with shades of batDNA from Bram Stoker's [...]
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The HUB gives direct access to last mails sent to various net art mailing lists. ASRF/0.2 is connected to the HUB and uses its collected emails as raw materials. ASRF/0.2 allows users to compose and publish random generated texts based on emails extracted fragments.
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Lab Ur Integer by Kton Lutus
Hypertext synthesizer nihilogues. Norwegian playwriter machine. The texts are produced and archived in search engines, as of Aug 2003 ca 38,000 manuscripts.
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Karlheinz Essl's Playing Strategies by Karlheinz Essl
This is a random-driven text oracle that generates playing instructions (for musicians) which should help to overcome your internalized behaviour when composing or improvising alone or with other musicians. Those sometimes weird, but always mind-challenging sentences should be interpreted according to your own personal taste, mind and skill. [...]
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Triggerhappy by Thomson & Craighead
A playable on-line re-creation of the ATARI classic, 'Space Invaders' where instead of fending off pixelly alien invaders, you must defend yourself against paragraphs of philosophical text taken from Michel Foucault's essay, 'What is an Author?' The game has nine levels and each player is given three lives. [...]
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sondheim.exe by Lewis LaCook
Writer Alan Sondheim mentioned in conversation about a month ago that, in the 1970s, he'd written a text program that recast the user's text as they entered it...a kind of trickster Windows Notepad. Fascinated, I immediately began working on my own version of this program. The result is sondheim.exe, a standalone artware application written in Visual Basic that recasts your text, sometimes [...]
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Novelwriting by Jeff Epler
Novelwriting is a knock-off of the Dada Engine written in Python.
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fleur v 0.2 by clemos
"fleur" is a text generator based on a search engine. the user enters a word. the program gets related textual material on the Web, splits it and re-builts it randomly. multiple subjects and new meanings can then appear, as the program runs through several websites, more or less related to the word entered, and puts those different texts together in a cut-up style computer poetry. [...]
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Postmodernism Generator by Andrew C. Bulhak
Just a few years old, the Postmodermism Generator is already a classic of software-based text manipulation. Using the Dada Engine, a system for generating random text from grammars, it generates disturbingly plausible yet meaningless postmodern-speak as academic texts.
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Right As Rain by Jeremy Hight Jeff Knowlton Naomi Spellman
“Right as Rain” is a live data driven narrative. It utilizes current online weather information in 23 cities. The user chooses from a list of cities. Temperature, barometric pressure, and humidity are relayed to the text engine, which updates our Narrative according to these changes. For example, barometric pressure may influence stress-related details in the text, temperature may influence how [...]
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Paperikori by Team Paperikori
Paperikori is a system for creating collaborative story chains using SMS-messages. The work is a modern way to do playful dadaist poems or stories, written by many persons, not always knowing what the others have written.
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rwxrwxrw by ARN
Writing / Reading device A space for memory set-up to collect and keep documents intended to be used and treated later, for the development of possible readings, readings of relationships between various contents included in memory. A space for memory, cultivating differences between meanings in presence, and play with the association of the various possible representations. [...]
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Dasher by David MacKay, Inference Group, Cavendish Laboratory
Dasher is an information-efficient text-entry interface, driven by natural continuous pointing gestures.
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linguasso by Chris King
linguasso creates random, text-based works of art based on a series of emotions.
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haiku by Danny O'Brien
A script that finds westernised 'haiku'. It's nice to run over familiar texts, and have sentences presented to you in poetic form.
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Bible (alphabetical order) by Rory Macbeth
This dos app (coded by Ian Macbeth) reorganises the complete text of the bible (in this instance, but any text you give it really) into alphabetical order. Did *you* know that the worlds most popular book has 313 exclamation marks, 56 'slaughters' and 86 instances of the word 'ass'? Without bibalph, how would you ever have found out eh?
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mimic by Jeremy Ruston
Mimic is a dos app written in C. It rants on in the style of any bit of text you provide it with. It is astonishing at how good MIMIC is at making up werds. It came up with the following werds after reading a downloaded version of the http://dicshunary.com subertasifying, jumpetenaity, 'sexy as a bible-top', revolutedly, epressexual, eclection, Cumbrellafield, [...]
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copy/paste by Doris Traubenzucker
Written in 1996: a Macintosh program which displays an ASCII dump of itself in a text window. The text window is fixed, and the program menu consists only of two entries: "Copy" and "Paste". Users/exhibition visitor may only use the mouse to change the text in the window. They can't type in anything, but have to select existing characters or character combinations from the window and combine them [...]
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Travesty by Hugh Kenner and Joseph P. O'Rourke
Travesty, as it's mostly known today, is a Perl program for scrambling a text based on the frequency with which pairs of words appear in the original text. The result is a strange parody of the original It can also be used to scramble multiple texts - which creates a parody that algorithmically draws parallels between the two (because it reveals how some of the same idioms/structures are used [...]
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