using that variational autoencoder I trained on 1m lines of poetry—making a poetic form I'm going to call the "variational sestinoid," which forms its stanzas from samples in progressively larger circles centered on the same point in the latent space
@aparrish this reminds me of an effect i used to try for by chaining successive variations and recombinations of small poems.
i don't think it was ever a very _successful_ thing - like i don't think it really put anything across to my readers other than confusion about what i was doing, and honestly it probably just made the individual poems worse - but it was interesting from inside the space of my head, at any rate.
@brennen the wonderful thing about being an experimental poet is that "interesting from inside the space of my head" is good enough!
i am, to the extent that i'm a poet at all, utterly conventional, but one of these days i'm going to have to devote some energy to text generation just for that very reason.
@aparrish This is great. I could see it being set to music.
@aparrish dammit even the poets are going to end up unemployed due to automation! (This is pretty impressive. But also scary. But mostly impressive.)
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