Midway through leading a 6 hour workshop for poets in education in Southampton. Grey skies outside, but we’re shining…
"Sunsets, incipient storms, the tableaus of melancholy— maybe these are the Saturday night-events to take your best girl to." Stephen Dunn.
Video: The Infinite Adventure Machine (prototype 01) (by David Benqué) “While fully automatic story… http://t.co/DR9CUMTN
The Infinite Adventure Machine (prototype 01) (by David Benqué)
“While fully automatic story generation remains an unsolved problem for computer science, this project explores the links between imagination and computation. Tales and myths; the core narratives of human culture, have been transmitted for generations through various technologies and media. What new forms might they take through digital formats and Artificial Intelligence?
“Based on the work of Vladimir Propp, who reduced the structure of russian folk-tales to 31 basic functions, TIAM aims to question the limitations and implications of attempts at programming language and narrative.
“Because the program is unable to deliver a finished story, rather only a crude synopsis and illustrations, users have to improvise, filling the gaps with their imagination and making up for the technology’s shortcomings.”
Dear future child: we’re going to have so much fun when you arrive. Promise.
Photo: In other words, get out of your comfort zone and do something less boring instead. viafrank: http://t.co/jg0brhkv
In other words, get out of your comfort zone and do something less boring instead.
Had some trying times recently, but truly, I’m blessed to work as I do. Fantastic day working with London poet/educators. Riga was a joy…
Want to join a community of young poets and challenge your writing/performance? Barbican Poets, deadline this Friday… http://t.co/oWYmxbW
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." – Aristotle. http://t.co/LxFCe5q
Looking forward to catching up with Aoife Mannix and other local poets while I’m out there, with thanks to @BCLatvia / @BCLiterature
Travelling to Latvia this afternoon to perform, teach and lecture on the relationship between my writing and London – http://t.co/md661kv
I’m heading to Latvia today to run poetry/performance workshops, feature at a local poetry festival, survey the local slam scene and deliver a lecture on the relationship between my city and my poetry. I get to spend the time with poet, performer and novelist Aoife Mannix, and I’ll be travelling with my brand new second-hand Bronica ETRSI. Looking forward to a few days out of the country…
"If you think about it, reading is a necessarily individual act, far more than writing. If we assume…" http://t.co/KWmoIeY
"If you think about it, reading is a necessarily individual act, far more than writing. If we assume…"
- from Italo Calvino’s If on a winter’s night a traveler. (via viafrank)