Electronic Bards: Artificial Intelligence and Literature

Using Electricity is a series of computer generated books by Counterpath, meant to reward reading in conventional and unconventional ways. The series title takes a line from the computer generated poem A House of Dust, developed by Alison Knowles with James Tenney in 1967. This early work, a FORTRAN computer program and a signifcant early generator of poetic text, combines diferent lines to produce descriptions of houses. The series is edited by Nick Montfort.
Join the authors in conversation with series editor Nick Montfort, and Dan Rockmore, computer scientist and director of the Neukom Institute for Computational Science.