OULIPOSCOPES

Posted by in Blog, on October 17, 2015

Ouliposcopes are like horoscopes. Using horoscopes as seed text, an ouliposcope goes through various processes to arrive at something different.

Here are some examples:

METHOD

PROCESS 1: astrological appropriation

Appropriate three horoscopes from a single day – a general horoscope, a love horoscope, and a career horoscope. In addition, take the general horoscope for the week. All selected horoscopes should be for the same sign.

http://www.horoscope.com/

Most horoscope sites have these options; you don’t need to necessarily use the one above. If the site you choose doesn’t have these options, select a set of horoscopes for the day, or week, or month, or year that you find appropriate.
Copy these into a document. This is your seed text.

PROCESS 2: n+7 manipulation

http://www.spoonbill.org/n+7/
Visit the spoonbill n+7 generator and enter your seed text. The generator will do N+ for 0 – 15… Select the N= that applies for the date of the horoscopes…
If the date is March, 20 — you would select N+3, and N+15 and then run the N+15 text through the generator again, selecting N+5 from the output.
Copy and compile these texts.

PROCESS 3: eDiastic

Paste the compiled text into the eDiastic generator… Play with it, until you have something you like.
http://www.eddeaddad.net/eDiastic/

PROCESS 4: Redaction
Copy and paste the eDiastic output into a document and begin blacking out areas of text to generate your OULIPOSCOPE.

 

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