Ahh yes — a Ted Nelson image — that was Ritz Bitz‘ suggested “make” for the week.
I’ve posted before about the iconic clenched fist of “Computer Lib. So instead of an image, I went with a poem (inspired by the eulogy noted in an earlier post) — a computer assisted poem, compiled from my tweets. This is one of my favorite “daily connects” from CCourses last fall. All you do is go to Poetweet here, enter your Twitter Handle, choose a type of poem (sonnet, rondel or indriso), hit enter and let the algorithms cull harmony from an assemblage of your Tweets. The results might not be prize worthy, but they are intriguing. It might not be the “wonderful place” Nelson thinks we deserve, but it’s a pleasant place to reflect and unwind. Here’s what my “sonnet” looked like. If you go to the actual Poetweet and hover over the lines, the Tweets from whence they came appear in the margins. Pretty cool.