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Re: Spam poetry as source material
Heh, this message got nabbed by my own spam filter because my email
server tags everything with the word "Spam" in the subject it thinks is
spam and Apple's Mail program is told to put them in a folder.
On Jun 23, 2004, at 7:30 AM, Mark Sottilaro wrote:
> I love spam text and I've suspected that Beck's been using it to
> generate song lyrics for years. ;) Sounds like a fun show.
> Coven carryover,
> On Jun 23, 2004, at 6:15 AM, lol c wrote:
>> hey all.
>> I have strangley enough just completed a fine art project entirely
>> using spam and web-specific systems to create art.
>> My first piece involved re-arranging lines that i got from my spam
>> into poetry.
>> this then progressed onto just leaving it as is was and adding music.
>> in the end i brought all the elements togeather and wrote a small
>> piece of automated code that would do the following.
>> 1. All my spam got placed into one folder as it arrived.
>> 2. the parser code reads this text copys it to the clip board
>> 3. the text to speech engine automatically begins reading what it
>> sees inthte clipboard
>> 4. the viewer can select from a number of my own instrumental
>> background tracks to add a little music to uit the mood.
>> there are also visuals being projected for this work made up of spam
>> pages being shown on a random powerpoint style slideshow.
>> just thought it was fun to share
>> Use MSN Messenger to send music and pics to your friends