CLICKBAIT – the simulo-punk band I formed awhile back, is in the studio working on a collection of 10 songs about memes. @NGRY EMOJi, as the album is to be called, introduces “Chad Bot” as the new lead singer for the band and includes track with titles like Sudden Clarity Clarence, Feeling Cute, and Gordon Ramsay Tweets. In 2019, “Chad Bot” entered CLICKBAIT […]
The text (*script) from my presentation at the Electronic Literature Organization Conference 2018. It’s not quite a paper, which is why I call it a script. But, it does reflect my ongoing research into meme cultures. DANK MEMES AND TACTICAL MEDIA GOLDEN AGE The golden age of memes is over. Long gone are the halcyon […]
As an extension of my meme culture research, I decided to form a punk band that would produce songs exclusively about memes. Thus was born CLICKBAIT — a simulo-punk research band! The first album, Caption This, includes nine songs about some classic meme characters and conditions including — Scumbag Steve, Disaster Girl, Bad Luck Brian, and The Most […]
The Rhizomes issue that I co-edited with Davin Heckman is now available online. http://rhizomes.net/issue32/index.html The issue was developed through an UnderAcademy College seminar and includes contributions from myself and Davin Heckman, Claire Donato, Sergio Figueiredo, Jeremy Hight, Jeff T. Johnson, Kelly Lydick, Mark Marino, Craig Saper, Orchid Tierney, and Erik Zepka. As Davin says in the introduction […]
In New River Journal Spring 2016 Dérivepedia is a combinatory and recylopedic text generator that recombines sentence fragments from 400 Wikipedia entries to generate specious entries for subjects ranging from Tadpoles And The History Of Weather Satellites to Pliny The Elder: Constructing Ambiguous Witch Trials; from Jimi Hendrix And The Psychology Of Cowpox to Ada […]
A lot of my work is generative — poetry generators, text compilers of sorts, works that remix the visual and/or the auditory… My work gets a nice little shout out from Nick Montfort toward the beginning of this short documentary on generative writing.
I’ve been working on some label designs for beer bottles lately. Here are a number of sample labels.
Over the past few years or so I have been constructing poems based on Google searches. I really enjoy the method, and thus far have constructed nearly 200 sonnets based on everything from “HENRIK IBSEN AT BURNING MAN” and “IMPASSIVELY POSTED EMOTICONS” to “ŽIŽEK ATE ALL THE PEANUTS” and “RUBBER BOOTS MAKE FANTASTIC HOMES FOR UNICORNS. […]