Stochastische Texte

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At this stage we shall report on a program which the author recently executed on the electronic mainframe ZUSE Z 22 at the T.H. Stuttgart computer center. The machine was used to generate stochastic texts i.e. sentences where the words are determined randomly. The Z 22 is especially suited to applications in extra-mathematical areas. It is particularly suited to programs with a very logical structure i.e. for programs containing many logical decisions. The machine's ability to be able to print the results immediately, on demand, on a teleprinter is ideal for scientific problems.

(Source: Theo Lutz, "Stochastische Texte", in: augenblick 4 (1959), H. 1, S. 3-9)

Critical writing that references this work:

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Digital Poetry Leonardo L. Flores
Stochastische Texte - Stochastic Texts Theo Lutz 1959
Art et ordinateur Abraham A. Moles 1990
Littérature et Informatique: La Littérature Générée par Ordinateur 1995
A Ciberliteratura: Criação Literária e Computador Pedro Barbosa 1996
Computerpoesie: Studien zur Modifikation poetischer Texte durch den Computer Saskia Reither 2003
Poesia Eletrônica no Brasil: Alguns Exemplos Jorge Luiz Antonio 2003
Poetic Transformations in(to) the Digital Friedrich W. Block, Rui Torres 2007
Prehistoric Digital Poetry: An Archaeology of Forms, 1959-1995 Chris Funkhouser 2007
Theo Lutz, Stochastic Text. Digital Poetry Overview: a chronology of digital poetry’s anscestors and contemporaries David Jhave Johnston 2008
Digital Art and Meaning: Reading Kinetic Poetry, Text Machines, Mapping Art, and Interactive Installations Roberto Simanowski 2011
Primórdios da poesia em computador – anos 60, 70 e 80 do século XX Pedro Reis 2011
Next Generation Literary Machines: The “Dynamic Network Aesthetic” of Contemporary Poetry Generators Holly Dupej 2012
(Polska) poezja cybernetyczna. Konteksty i charakterystyka Urszula Pawlicka 2012
From OULIPO to Transitoire Observable Philippe Bootz 2012
Notes on the Voyage: From Mainframe Experimentalism to Electronic Literature J. R. Carpenter 2013
Combinatory and Automatic Text Generation Philippe Bootz, Chris Funkhouser 2014
Der digitale Autor. Autorschaft im Zeitalter des Internets Florian Hartling 2015
Writing Coastlines: Locating Narrative Resonance in Transatlantic Communications Networks J. R. Carpenter 2015
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