Brief highlights from this cool article on a poetry slam generated by computer codes at Stanford:
“The code itself had its own synthesized voice, and its own poetics of computer code and singsong spoken word,” Wu said.
One of the contenders showed a poem that was “misread” by the computer.
“There was a bug in his poem, but more interestingly, there was the notion of a correct interpretation which is somewhat unique to computer code. Compared to human language, code generally has few interpretations or, in most cases, just one,” Wu said.
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“Poems that are readable to humans and readable to computers perform a kind of cyborg double coding.”
“Wu’s poem incorporated a lot of different concepts, languages and tools. It had Ruby language, Japanese and English, was short, compact and elegant. It did a lot for a little code.”