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LSD neural net - Jonas Degrave
Generative imagery, derived by running neural networks backwards on photos - and then streaming it all to Twitch, using Twitch Chat for input. It's the last bit that makes it great: as I type, nearly 10,000 people have seen this psychedelic mess (and 100 are watching right now).
art  bot  generative  streaming 
june 2015 by infovore
The Bot of Mormon
"I don't usually do in-depth analyses of my bots, especially one that's probably not gonna break ten followers, but my most recent bot is very personal to me, and the making of it turned out to be much stranger than I expected. It's The Bot of Mormon, "the most correct bot", a text-generating process with a very niche audience but the niche audience includes me, so I'm happy." Great, detailed post from Leonard on making programattic jokes: his explanation of the ongoing struggle to make the bot entertaining is good, and the solution he comes to smart.
leonardr  bot  bots  humour 
october 2014 by infovore » xkcd #576
Bot that buys dirt-cheap goods on TradeMe and tells Twitter what it's buying/bidding on. Seems we need a Rule 38: if software is described in an XKCD comic, the chance of it being brought into reality approaches 1 as t approahces infinity.
xkcd  shopping  dumbai  bot  programming  twitter 
november 2010 by infovore
Twittering betimes (Phil Gyford’s website)
"I thoroughly enjoy the more real time nature of these diary fragments popping up among my friends’ updates. It’s easy to picture @samuelpepys conducting his business and pleasure, travelling around London — from his home near the Tower of London to Deptford to Westminster — when he’s updating you on his progress during the day." Phil on the joy of small updates from things that aren't (quite) people.
twitter  bot  literature  writing  diary  samuelpepys  philgyford 
june 2009 by infovore

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