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The School of Uncommon Knowledge: Computational Poetry, by Debbie Ding

  • The Substation 45 Armenian Street Singapore, 179936 Singapore (map)

Combine the novels of favourite and most hated authors to see what they sound like. Generate variations on a existing poem, or churn out realistic spoof news headlines. Compile all the words written to you from a former lover or lost friend and feed it in to produce a text message almost like one they would have sent to you in the past. Entrust the machine with the role of assisting you in generating incomprehensible and terrifying poetry!

All students must bring a laptop (any modern computer will usually work) and a few texts, which could include: PDFs of books; a text file containing chat transcripts; websites with a lot of text; a series of emails; sms or messenger chat logs; or even a physical copy of a printed text (which can be easily scanned and OCRed on the spot).

This class is part of The Substation's "A Home for the Arts" programme in November 2016. The School of Uncommon Knowledge is an art/workshop series that seeks to test the utility of art forms and art knowledge to their limits. As payment for participating in these workshops, participants are to provide items for barter with their respective artist-educators. More information about the "A Home for the Arts" programme (including registration links) can be found in the Facebook link provided below.

VENUE: The Substation
ADDRESS: 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936

3 Nov 2016, 7pm-9pm