Predictive Keyboard Rewritings

Predictive Keyboard Rewritings

Serial re-writings using natual language processing, a form of machine learning. 

Code written in python.

I've been learning Python, a programming language used experiement with Natural Language Processing in Machine Learning. I produced these texts after taking Allison Parrish's class during the summer at School for Poetic Computation. We are constantly using predictive keyboards on our phones, words pop up to aid in our finishing of text messages faster. But these words are suggested based on a dataset we can't see and can't control. I learned how to train a predictive keyboard with specific texts of my choosing in order to take some control back of what language I was being prompted to use. 

Using keyboards trained with the language of feminist writers, I rewrite popular modernist architecture manifestos. These texts hold the structure of the manifesto but are infused with the language of feminist writers. The rewritings experiment with co-authorship; split between myself, an algorithm, a feminist novel, and a starchitect. 

Octavia Butler,
Xenogenisis        

Rewrites

Le Corbusier,
A Coat of Whitewash

Donna Harraway,
The Cyborg Manifesto        

Rewrites

Frank Lloyd Wright,
Manifesto for his staff

Donna Harraway,
The Cyborg Manifesto        

Rewrites

Frank Lloyd Wright,
Manifesto for his staff

Donna Harraway,
The Cyborg Manifesto        

Rewrites

Frank Lloyd Wright,
Manifesto for his staff

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This is the website of Annaka Olsen.    annaka |at| fourth.studio

This is the website of Annaka Olsen.   
annaka |at| fourth.studio

This is the website of Annaka Olsen.    annaka |at| fourth.studio