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The Very Quiet Foreign Girls poetry group | Kate Clanchy | Society | The Guardian
Long, and beautiful, and the kind of education I will fight and fight and fight for.
poetry  culture  writing  education 
july 2016 by infovore
Adventures in Narrated Reality — Medium
Ross Goodwin on algorithmic prose, machines to make writing, neural networks, and more. Suddenly feel very inadequate; a reminder of what staring at a topic for a long while looks like.
neuralnetworks  prosegeneration  poetry  writing  art  rossgoodwin 
march 2016 by infovore
how to be a blackbird
A lovely game - almost a poem, but definitely Enough Game - by Holly Gramazio, about being a blackbird in a city. It made me feel many things, which is what the best writing does. Also, I shall now probably play it again.
games  twine  hollygramazio  writing  poetry  cities 
may 2014 by infovore
Aiming (much) higher than Hackspaces and FabLabs… « Funding Startups (& other impossibilities)
"Where you see gadget, I see process. Moreover, where you see prose, I see poetry: for the UK will continue to have no manufacturing all the while it has lost its collective sense of the poetry of production. The ignominious application of production line metaphors to (the actually very creative) industrial life has helped alienate people from the process of making: whereas Lean Manufacturing instead helps to reconnect workers with the project as a whole, by seeing waste as a thing that erodes value, and that corrodes the relationship between customer and producer by making it unnecessarily fragile and contingent." There's lots to recommend in this piece. I'm not sure I agree about software, even ignoring my vested interested and perspective, but there's so much else of value in here. I think this paragraph spoke most to me, though.
manufacturing  design  engineering  uk  poetry 
march 2012 by infovore
scraplab — This Trail
"The GPS looks forward for me, projecting all my future successes and failings. Every bit of information helps to optimise my path. Contour maps spring out of the hills surrounding, and round the corner ahead. It took a space shuttle and an army of volunteers to help me shift down a gear, and hopefully the data exhaust I leave behind will help someone do it better next time." Tom is brilliant. I miss him.
tomtaylor  poetry  data  geodata  cycling 
september 2010 by infovore
Other words by B.S. Johnson « Matthew
"Two of these books finish with one particular poem, “Distance Piece”, which as his final printed words are tough to read through." Sadly, they are.
bsjohnson  writing  poetry  matthewsheret 
august 2010 by infovore
Baron Wormser | A Quiet Life
"What a person desires in life
   is a properly boiled egg.
This isn’t as easy as it seems."
(this is good).
poetry  baronwormser  eggs 
june 2010 by infovore
Permanent Bedtime: poetry, sedative, or just a weather report? - The Globe and Mail
"Prayer is an appropriate analogy: So many prayers are poems, and most are repeated to the point at which they become pure sound, a soothing sequence of syllables which remind us of something. “Hallowed be thy name” is not a phrase, for example, which immediately gives up its meaning in everyday English, and yet it still comforts those who intone it. The shipping forecast shows a bit, I think, how both poems and prayers work." A top trump of the web today: S3FM, RIG, the shipping forecast and numbers stations all in one post. Blimey.
rig  shippingforecast  prayer  poetry  numbersstations  conetproject  s3fm 
june 2009 by infovore
qwantz: "select" is a workhorse, "update" is as routine as a pair of pants. "coalesce" is something special
Ryan North makes a little poem dedicated to the COALESCE function in MySQL. He's right: it's super useful.
databases  mysql  poem  ryannorth  poetry  programming  sql  coalesce 
june 2009 by infovore
Contrariwise: Literary Tattoos
"Tattoos from books, poetry, music, and other sources." As with all tattoos: some are misspelt, some are a bit blah, some are beautiful.
writing  art  tattoo  books  literature  bodyart  poetry  quotations  tattoos 
march 2009 by infovore
chewing pixels » Troths by Carl Sandburg
"Oh words, words, words." Beautiful. Thanks, Simon.
poetry  carlsandburg 
january 2009 by infovore
The Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den
"the eminent linguist tried to spoof the idea of converting Chinese character text into a phonetic (e.g. Latin alphabetic) system... Since every word is pronounced alike (except the tone), the entire essay becomes utterly unreadable in Mandarin."
linguistics  humour  satire  chinese  mandarin  phonetics  poetry 
july 2008 by infovore
N. B. Horvath's Blog: Inform 7 Code Poem Challenge
Just beautiful. The sonnet and haiku are my favourites so far. (Inform 7 is a natural-language programming language for writing text adventures).
poetry  if  code  inform7 
july 2007 by infovore

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