Technopoetics



Poemage:

McCurdy, Lein, Coles and Meyer: Poemage

A jumble of electronic words upon the electronic jumbling of other words.

I am thinking about form here. You might find more content-related stuff at narrative or rhetoric.

Interactive fiction

Putting interactive stories online, in a texty way.

Twine is a classic tool here. See Adi Robertson’s Text Adventures: how Twine remade gaming

Texturewriter

Easy to play: We created a word-on-word interaction mechanic suitable for touchscreen phones and tablets, as well as web browsers.

Easy to create: Our WYSIWYG editor makes composition and design a right-brained, no code affair — right in the browser.

Easy to share: Click a button to publish and publicly share your work on social media. Or download an .html file to host it yourself or share via email.

inform7

See Em Short’s inform7 intro

ink claims to be a literate coding language for narrative that is more like writing than coding. Also

The powerful scripting language behind Heaven’s Vault, 80 Days and Sorcery!

Presumably those were good games?

Miscellaneous

An amulet is a kind of poem that depends on language, code, and luck. To qualify, a poem must satisfy these criteria:

  • Its complete Unicode text is 64 bytes or less. [1]
  • The hexadecimal SHA-256 hash of the text includes four or more 8s in a row. [2]

Jeff Noon, Cobralingus, and his “post-futurist manifesto”, Poemage, rhymedesign.

Machine-learning-based rhyme and portmenateau generation? Rhymebrain. Or perhaps botnik writer:

The web prototype of the Botnik predictive keyboard offers word suggestions based on any text you feed it. Load a text file via the menu in the top left, then write using the grid of options.


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