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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Critical writing that references this work:

Title Author Year
"Flows Dream / Shapes Hold": Tijdsgebondenheid, Overwriting, en Remixen in Generatieve Dichtkunst Hannah Ackermans 2016
A Cultural Analysis of Resistances to Digital Poetries David Devanny 2019
A Response to Nick Montfort's "Programming for Fun, Together" Scott Rettberg 2012
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
Beauty in code – 5 ways digital poetry combines human and computer languages David Thomas Henry Wright 2020
Code Before Content? Brogrammer Culture in Games and Electronic Literature Anastasia Salter 2016
Collaboration and authority in electronic literature David Thomas Henry Wright 2020
Combination and Copulation: Making Lots of Little Poems Aden Evens 2018
Combinatory and Automatic Text Generation Philippe Bootz, Chris Funkhouser 2014
Critical Code Studies Mark C. Marino 2020
Digital Rhetoric and Poetics: Signifying Strategies in Electronic Literature Talan Memmott 2011
Electronic Literature's Past and Future Scott Rettberg 2019
Electronic Literature: Documenting and Archiving Multimodal Computational Writing Scott Rettberg 2019
I Love E-Poetry Leonardo L. Flores 2011
Lift This End: Electronic Literature in a Blue Light Stuart Moulthrop 2013
Next Generation Literary Machines: The “Dynamic Network Aesthetic” of Contemporary Poetry Generators Holly Dupej 2012
Playing with Chance: On Random Generation in Playable Media and Electronic Literature Robert Schoenbeck 2013
Poetry and Stuff: A Review of '#!' John Cayley 2015
Polyaesthetics: Designing and Experiencing Digital Narratives Maria Engberg 2012
Taroko Gorge Remixed: Repetition and Difference in Machine Texts Flourish Klink, Talan Memmott, Nick Montfort, Andrew Plotkin, Scott Rettberg, Mark Sample, Eric Snodgrass, J. R. Carpenter 2012
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