Ola Pehrson Foundation

Autopoet

1996

Mixed media.

Courtesy: Malmö Konstmuseum

Autopoet is a poetry-generating machine. Its vocabulary encompasses 15,000 words taken from the works of ten celebrated 20th century Swedish poets. The words are incorporated into a thousand combinable grammatical “tracks” that are made up of codes and grouped into grammatical sequences as per the original versions. The frequency of the words in the database corresponds to their frequency in the selection. The computer programme randomly generates short text fragments out of this database and thus produces poetry on its own.

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