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Big Dummy's Leaves of Spam

The Great American Experimental Story

Read it!

What is it?

It's a generative short story I made for Algorithmia's Shorties contest. Creative coding!

What I used

I did not use the Gmail API and instead hand-selected and copied & pasted spam text, but I would use it if I had more time.

Texts I used##

I used this text because it's part of the American canon, with a strong sense of individuality and geography. It's also very recognizable and thought that poetry could help emphasize the strange poetic nature of spam and political and tech-oriented text.

  • Select Works From My Gmail Spam

Email spam, as well as the canned precooked meat, are both visually strange amalgamations of American technologies and commerce. I wanted to use spam to represent the dark, commercial side of the Internet.

Serves as sort of balance to all the spam, as well as emphasizes the subject of the Internet as a territory.

Update!

This story won the Algorithmia contest!