“In due time” – Final project

For my final project, I wanted to do something different.. Something bold. I thought of using predictive text as a platform to send some sort of message but I was indecisive about the content. I finally dug deep into my own personal stash and decided to use an email I sent to an ex several…

How words sound

I used the Pronouncing library to rework a previous homework assignment. Thought: Imagine if Eminem had a creative block and needed assistance with lyrics… This tool, the pronouncing library could effectively address his issues.  Thank me (Allison) later, sir.  Also, it works for single words as well. Go crazy.  Original lyrics: Dear Slim, I wrote you,…

N-grams and Markov chains

The text below is actually an n-gram model of my blog post. See end of n-gram for intelligible version. (‘H’, ‘o’, ‘l’, ‘l’, ‘y’, ‘w’, ‘o’, ‘o’, ‘d’, ‘.’), (‘ ‘, ‘d’, ‘i’, ‘f’, ‘f’, ‘e’, ‘r’, ‘e’, ‘n’, ‘t’), (‘ ‘, ‘b’, ‘e’, ‘ ‘, ‘h’, ‘o’, ‘n’, ‘e’, ‘s’, ‘t’), (‘a’, ‘r’, ‘k’,…

New Poetic Form

I created a new poetic form titled “Boundaries” based on lyrics extracted from rapper Eminem’s song “Stan”. Stan is a song about an obsessed fan who becomes increasingly upset through a series of letters in an attempt to gain Eminem’s attention. Running Boundaries renders three different outputs that challenged my  perception of what I considered…

The digital cut-up

For this assignment, we were asked to creatively rearrange the contents of any given text. I chose to use the lyrics from the song “Hey Ya“, by André 3000. I used the .strip method to clean the data and remove new line characters. Once it was digestible, I was able to read (sing) the lyrics…

Create your own poetry generator

For this assignment, I decided to use lyrics from “Nas is Like” by Nas. Nas began his music career in 1991 and has been extremely influential in the rap culture and entertainment industry since he dropped his début album illmatic in 1994. He is a phenomenal storyteller, with the ability to play with words and…

Transcribe HW#1

We were asked to digitize a text that has never existed in digital form for our first assignment. The goal of the project is fidelity and attempting to transcribe as true to the original source material as possible. I thought of many things to transcribe: natural live births, funerals and police interactions on YouTube. The…