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the fluid, abstract, almost hallucinatory character forms in these textual talismans from "Scripture on the Rites of the Vajra-Being of Impure Traces for Exorcising the Hundred Transformations" are really beautiful—to my eye they're mimicking both the form of individual characters and the form of blocks of characters? (from from Robson, James. “Signs of Power: Talismanic Writing in Chinese Buddhism.” History of Religions, vol. 48, no. 2, 2008, pp. 130–169.)
someday I want to make a book that just collects diagrams from machine learning papers (especially nlproc-related)—they're always so elaborate and beautiful and bizarre (this one's from https://arxiv.org/pdf/1808.10805.pdf)
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now I have to reset my password so I can log in and delete my account in as big a huff as I can muster. which unfortunately means I will be missing out on future quality content from this media startup, like this (from the unwelcome engagement e-mail)
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where I'm at
from Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven's sound poem "Duet: Eigasing Rin Jalamund"; this is very much my shit (cited in Gammel, Irene, and Suzanne Zelazo. “‘Harpsichords Metallic Howl—’: The Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven’s Sound Poetry.” Modernism/Modernity, vol. 18, no. 2, Aug. 2011, pp. 255–71. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/mod.2011.0033.)
inspired by using https://talktotransformer.com/ to "complete" the epigraph to Zukofsky's _80 Flowers_ (in bold, prediction from the model follows). it's difficult for me to look at this and think that models like GPT-2, no matter the number of parameters used or heat generated, capture even the first thing about language and the ways we use it
reported in Chevreul's _De la baguette divinatoire_ (1854): a chair that writes novels. A chair that writes novels, a chair... that writes novels. "JUANITA, a Novel, by a Chair, followed by a Proverb and some Select Pieces of the same Author... The literary productions of the Chair are merely the preface of a mystic book, which it will unroll, page by page, before the dazzled eyes of the believers..."
_W.S. Rowley's Occult Telegraphy_ sounds like a pretty great steampunk novel tbh
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