Author: tmemmott

Clickbait — a simulo-punk research band

cb-caption.cov Posted by in Sounds, on June 4, 2018

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 […]

Rhizomes 32: Meme Culture, Alienation Capital, and Gestic Play

Posted by in Blog, on June 2, 2017

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 […]

Dérivepedia

der02IN Posted by in Blog, Media Work, on June 21, 2016

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 […]

Generative Poetry Documentary

Posted by in Blog, on May 2, 2016

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.

The Phlegmatic Radio Operator (google poems)

rh-rad3 Posted by in Blog, on February 26, 2016

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. […]

N+Semble

N.COVER-dummy Posted by in Sounds, on February 21, 2016

Since about 2004 I have been creating music under the name N+Semble, producing four “albums” with more on the way. The tracks range from jazzy to pop, ensemble music to experimental.

Redacted Images

Posted by in Blog, on January 30, 2016

For the past number of years I have been creating location-based abstract images that I call “redacted images.” The process for creating these images involves reducing the color spectrum, and isolating tones — hence the name “redacted images.” The images are intended for large format digital prints… but, you can see the lower-res versions here: […]