Taroko Gorge

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A poetry generator produced first in Python and then implemented in Javascript, Montfort's "Taroko Gorge" generates nature poetry about the national park of the same name in Taiwan. Since its initial publication, the program has been hacked, remixed, and reimplemented by a number of other authors.

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Beauty in code – 5 ways digital poetry combines human and computer languages David Thomas Henry Wright 2020
Critical Code Studies Mark C. Marino 2020
Collaboration and authority in electronic literature David Thomas Henry Wright 2020
A Cultural Analysis of Resistances to Digital Poetries David Devanny 2019
Electronic Literature: Documenting and Archiving Multimodal Computational Writing Scott Rettberg 2019
Electronic Literature's Past and Future Scott Rettberg 2019
Combination and Copulation: Making Lots of Little Poems Aden Evens 2018
"Flows Dream / Shapes Hold": Tijdsgebondenheid, Overwriting, en Remixen in Generatieve Dichtkunst Hannah Ackermans 2016
Text Generation, or Calling Literature into Question Mario Aquilina 2016
Code Before Content? Brogrammer Culture in Games and Electronic Literature Anastasia Salter 2016
Poetry and Stuff: A Review of '#!' John Cayley 2015
Writing Coastlines: Locating Narrative Resonance in Transatlantic Communications Networks J. R. Carpenter 2015
Whisper Wire: Code as a Medium for Sending and Receiving Un-Homed Messages Through Haunted Media J. R. Carpenter 2014
Combinatory and Automatic Text Generation Philippe Bootz, Chris Funkhouser 2014
Taroko Gorge: A Theory of Networked Paratext Kathi Inman Berens 2014
Lift This End: Electronic Literature in a Blue Light Stuart Moulthrop 2013
Playing with Chance: On Random Generation in Playable Media and Electronic Literature Robert Schoenbeck 2013
An Emerging Canon? A Preliminary Analysis of All References to Creative Works in Critical Writing Documented in the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base Scott Rettberg 2013
The Absence and Potential of Electronic Literature Sandy Baldwin 2013
Polyaesthetics: Designing and Experiencing Digital Narratives Maria Engberg 2012
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