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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 subertasifying, jumpetenaity, 'sexy as a bible-top', revolutedly, epressexual, eclection, Cumbrellafield, [...]
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bastards.js by space hijackers
The bastards at (advertising bastards) linked to us as an example of people who are "pushing the boundaries" of marketing. Basically they wanted to look cool, so made out they were "hip" to us, darling. The bastards. We wrote this script to give them a shock at their next pitch where they try that one. [...]
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theBot by Amy Alexander
Bots (or spiders) are the software that follows the links on the web to create the databases for search engines. So bots get to see the narrative of the web... theBot is one such bot - but it works in reverse to reveal and speak the "untold story" of the web. When fed a searchterm by a visitor, theBot performs a search for the word or phrase in a search engine. [...]
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hacking sound in context by alex
Without software, a computer is like a stone. Consider a program that generates organised sound - what could it be but a music score, composed by humans? I suggest that ultimately, software can be nothing but human expression. This paper is an exploration of the relationship between the programmer, the programming environment, and computer music applications.
[ go to project page ] by William Blake (Graham Harwood)
A Perl poem which transcribes William Blake's 19th century poem "London" into program code. Written in 2001, it is one of the very few artistically advanced Perl poems written since the invention of Perl poetry in the early 1990s.
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MacMag Virus by Computer Graphics Conspiracy / Artemus Barnoz & others
A computer virus written and spread as an artistic/Neoist prank in 1988. From the Montreal headquarters of the "MacMag" computer magazine and the Neoist "Computer Graphics Conspiracy", it disseminated widely via the Compuserve online service and was even on the official retail floppies of Aldus FreeHand 1.0. [...]
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Composition 1961 1-29 by LaMonte Young
A paper card with the instruction: "Draw a straight line and follow it."
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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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walser.php by / Project Gnutenberg
walser.php is a PHP script which, when executed, outputs an ASCII text version of the novel "Tod eines Kritikers" ("Death of a Critic") by the famous contemporary German novelist Martin Walser. When it appeared in 2002, this novel was highly controversial and being criticized as an anti-semitic caricature of a German literary critic. [...]
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neverending search for highest number by trashconnection
Perl-generated web page (CGI) which, in an infinite random loop, searches for the highest number. Sourcecode: #!/usr/bin/perl -w # neverending search for the highest number # created for the future print "content-type: text/html\n\n"; for ( $a=int(rand 1000000); $a>0; $b=$a*$a+$b ) { print "<font face=courier>$a\n$b\n"; }
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processor art by thor magnusson
a paper discussing the current state of software and generative arts, from a historical, philosophical and art-historical perspective. processor art is a perspective of artworks that necessarily use the qualities of the micro processor to generate or make the artworks alife.
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OuLiBOT by jo walsh
OuLiBOT looks like an artistic personal search engine. It has a webserver and many IRC clients, which talk to each other in a babbling backbrain irc channel. its cut-up style pronouncements are inspired by the work of the OuLiPo movement on text generation/constraint. the code was originally written for a collaborative commission between jo walsh and jeff instone for the generator exhibition [...]
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Various CueCat Hacks by Various Authors
The CueCat was a promotional barcode scanner distributed for free to magazine subscribers and electronics store customers in the U.S. in 2000/2001. Consumers were instructed to hook up the device to their home computer, then use the CueCat to scan barcodes on products and print ads - in order to be taken directly to websites advertising the products. [...]
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Google Groups Art by Paul, Tim Flaherty, Nathan McCoy, Stuart Langridge
Google Groups Art (sometimes called "Google Art") is a hack that uses/abuses the fact that Google Groups color-highlights searchterm queries within Usenet posts it displays. The result is that color images are generated within the Google Groups (Usenet) posts themselves. Google Art first surfaced in summer 2002. [...]
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Acme::Module::Authors by Tatsuhiko Miyagawa
If you include this library in your Perl program, then just before your program exits, the authors of 'CPAN' Perl libraries used by your program are printed out. This is rather nice, as these library authors have given their work freely, save others a lot of time and are often not fully appreciated. [...]
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