The maker : For who’s pleasure do we train the models?
Who is the curator/ the audience?
What is the purpose?
“If we employ machine intelligence to augment our writing activities, it’s worth asking how such technology would affect how we think about writing as well as how we think in the general sense.” (Ross Godwin )
How to start
The perspective is from the node artifacts not the human visitor. The piece is more about a bot for them to communicate with each other rather than building a chatbot to talk with us. It is machine and not human centered, The plan is to give them a script to perform together as a network. I like the surrealist tone of the generative poetry bots and how the Dada movment was quite in advance in their practice of text collage and random writing.
A list of tutorial to explore and start prototyping :
I have to learn Python , and how to work with Tensor Flow to manipulate text data sets