UNMANNED POETRY DRONES
Friday May 9th, 2014
721 Broadway, New York, NY
Tisch Common Room (ground floor)
Please join us as a semester of experimentation with procedural text culminates in a one-night-only performance of computer-generated poetry. Seventeen students at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program will take the stage and, with their voices, set aloft poems and prose produced by programs of their own design. You are likely to encounter: poems made from pixels, automated propaganda, lexicographical cut-ups, twitter bots, and more.
Reading and Writing Electronic Text is a course offered at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. (http://itp.nyu.edu/itp/). The course is an introduction to both the Python programming language and contemporary techniques in electronic literature. See the syllabus and examples of student work here: http://rwet.decontextualize.com/
Poster design by Caitlin Weaver (http://www.phasesofsputnik.com/).