Principles and Processes of Generative Literature: Questions to Literature

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Generative literature, defined as the production of ever changing literary texts my means of a specific dictionary, some set of rules and the use of algorithms, is a very specific form of digital literature which is completely renewing most of the concepts of the classical literature. Texts being produced by a computer and not written by an author, require indeed very special way of engrammation and, in consequence, point also to specific way of reading particularly concerning all the aspects of the literary time. In my speech, I will try to present some of the characteristics of the generative texts and their consequences on the conception of literature itself.
I call «engrammation» the adaptation of expression wills to the technical constraints of the medium used for its mediatisation. For instance, a book needs a fixed writing, and the mediatisation by means of a screen needs other modalities of presentation.

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Jörgen Schäfer