EF#2.17 – Algorithm – 14th February 5.30PM @ CONNECT

What is a poem worth to Google?, {poem}.py, Pip Thornton (2016)
catalyst: Pip Thornton
date/time: Tuesday 14th February, 5.30-7PM
location: Seminar Room, CONNECT, 34 Westland Row

For the second Engineering Fictions session of 2017 we are delighted to invite Pip Thornton to open out the seed topic ‘Algorithm‘, along the way catalysing considerations of linguistic capitalism and the concept of Algocracy. (NB: Pip will be presenting her lecture, A Critique of Linguistic Capitalism, on Monday 13th in CONNECT at 6PM. All welcome.)
As usual, the session will involve conversation and composition, so bring along a pen, some paper and an open mind.
We’re going to attempt to formulate the cheapest and most expensive poems using some cunning constraints (algorithms?) and Pip’s linguistic valuation apparatus {poem}.py (results in the image above).
No previous experience required, just a willingness to experiment!
Teas of various flavours will be provided.
NOTE: Places are limited to 12 for this session. Please reply to this email to book a place! Engineering Fictions sessions are populated by word-of-mouth through CONNECT, so please feel free to share this with anyone you think would be particularly interested and could gain from participating.
screen-shot-2017-02-14-at-15-25-56The Google Algorithm at work in search…

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