or, the whale (AHMW #2)
A downloadable zine
A twelve-page zine, collecting nine computational poems adapted from the first chapter of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. With each progressive poem the parameters of the algorithm are changed slightly, starting with a barely readable mash of characters and ending with something with diction which is recognizably Melville's own.
It's recommended that these poems be read out loud—or at least attempted to.
about the series
Markov chains are a swarm of mechanical wasps—text is their wood, which they chew and digest into a mushy pulp before reshaping it into new forms.
The PDF version is pay-what-you-want, with no minimum price.
The Print + PDF version is $5, which includes shipping. For every two printed zines you buy, you can have a third of your choice for free. After purchasing, send me an email and let me know 1.) where to send your print copies and 2.) which free zines (if any) I should include.
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