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July 20, 2017
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Emergent Poetry and Google Translate

Google Translate’s Emergent Poetry Some of you will be familiar with computer poetry, poetic compositions generated by computers using algorithms. Some of you may even be familiar with computer prose, as the book The Policeman’s Beard is Half Constructed (text here). … Continue reading

May 13, 2017
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PEPE IS DEAD! LONG LIVE PEPE?

What follows is a guest post by Anthony Cross (Texas State University), following new developments in the Pepe meme story: Pepe’s death! Faithful readers of AFB will be familiar with the saga of the internet meme Pepe the Frog. (For … Continue reading

February 21, 2017
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CAN #SELFIES BE ART? SAATCHI SAYS YES

I’m going to go ahead and say Saatchi isn’t really that cutting edge on this one. People have been doing self-portraits for a long-ass time. Maybe those don’t count as “selfies” though? In any event, the famous Saatchi Gallery will host … Continue reading

January 26, 2017
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THE CURIOUS CASE OF PEPE THE FROG: ON THE ONTOLOGY AND VALUE OF INTERNET MEMES

https://www.instagram.com/p/BKMtdN5Bam5/?hl=en What follows is a guest post by Anthony Cross (Texas State University). This story also has a Part II, with updates on Pepe’s death! In the waning days of last fall’s presidential election a frog took center stage. In … Continue reading