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A collaboration with Emma Stewart (itch, twitter). A sixteen-page zine, collecting nine computational poems. Each piece consists of a conversation between the authors conducted through Markov chain poetry.

It's recommended that these poems be read out loud—or at least attempted to.

about the series

A Hive of Mechanical Wasps, a procedural poetry series:
#1: post meridiem
#2: or, the whale
#3: exchange of letters (with Emma Stewart)
#4: gold chocobo

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A Markov chain is a model of what item in a sequence will occur next and at what probabilities, given some number of previous events. By choosing from these probabilities randomly, new sequences can be generated.

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 a new form to make their home in.


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