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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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""Flows Dream / Shapes Hold": Tijdsgebondenheid, Overwriting, en Remixen in Generatieve Dichtkunst Hannah Ackermans 2016
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
Code Before Content? Brogrammer Culture in Games and Electronic Literature Anastasia Salter 2016
Combination and Copulation: Making Lots of Little Poems Aden Evens 2018
Combinatory and Automatic Text Generation Philippe Bootz, Chris Funkhouser 2014
Digital Rhetoric and Poetics: Signifying Strategies in Electronic Literature Talan Memmott 2011
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
Taroko Gorge: A Theory of Networked Paratext Kathi Inman Berens 2014
Text Generation, or Calling Literature into Question Mario Aquilina 2016
The Absence and Potential of Electronic Literature Sandy Baldwin 2013
Whisper Wire: Code as a Medium for Sending and Receiving Un-Homed Messages Through Haunted Media J. R. Carpenter 2014
Who Grabbed My Gorge Nick Montfort 2011
Writing Coastlines: Locating Narrative Resonance in Transatlantic Communications Networks J. R. Carpenter 2014
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