The Stepwise Palace

In 2013 I wrote and published an eighty-one-verse poem in Spenserian stanzas on FSVO. It started as an affectionate parody of the works of writers like Erasmus Darwin, who in the eighteenth century enthusiastically boosted the natural sciences in poems which are now long unread. It grew into something a …

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A Mighty Host

As an exercise in Haskell, I wrote a monad which threads random-number generation state through a context-free grammar, allowing the creation of arbitrary yet valid sentences. This was kind of clever.

Then I used it to generate a series of descriptions of bands of warriors along the lines of Homer's …

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Neuralgae on Twitter

I've made my first Twitter bot. It posts a new image and accompanying text from my Neuralgae NaNoGenMo project, six times a day, modified slightly so that it fits within the character limit. One of my goals with Neuralgae was to generate something which was in some sense readable, and …

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Neuralgae

For NaNoGenMo (national novel generation month) 2015, I wrote some Python which generates a series of loosely-coupled deepdream images, and adds eight-line surrealist 'poetry' to them based on the image categories used to draw them.

 

The full text is here: Neuralgae.

The source code and a fairly detailed description of …

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The Library of Louchébem

The chronicles of Louchébem, an ancient city shrouded in myth, legend and metafiction, which started out as a series of short vignettes on Nannygoat Hill in 2010. Writing thirty of these is the closest I've come to doing NaNoWriMo. 'The Faithful Alchemist', a more substantial story in the same setting …

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