Welcome to Ål Nik's Soupboat Cabin 🛸
Processing processing here. Bear with me.
- First baby steps in coding
- Document my work by weeks
- Experiments on a side
- XPUB1 prototyping work
- XPUB1 Special issue #16 work
Work in progress
00. Mix of sauces
Reader prototyping project developed in class by Kamo, Supisara and me. We tried the method of taking a complex text and simplifying by putting it in chat bubbles divided by categories.
01. Blackout poetry
When a page of text is completely blacked out (coloured over with permanent marker so that it is no longer visible) except for a selection of a few words. When only these words are visible, a brand new story is created from the existing text.
I blacked out (rejected) many words of the first page of "House of Dust" journal (Alison Knowles) looking for a new meaning, more focus or wherever this experiment would lead me.
02. New meanings by repetition
By printing a short sentence a hundred times, repeating itself, we can discover a new meaning. We can start from a different word every time and construct several meanings. Pretty simple, but fun to try.
03. Petition comments processing
Experimenting with my first steps in processing natural language with Python. For this exercise I took a petition tackling the housing crisis in the Netherlands and the comments of people who signed it. In order to get to know their stories, real problems and reasons for participation, I copied their comments in a pad and then ran a function to extract the adjectives - the words they used to describe the situation or their feelings. See the petition comments pad here and the pad with the extracted adjectives. Here is the processing code.
Challenges not solved: we see the adjectives out of context; you don't see when an adjective had also a negative "no/not" before it. How do you get what was the sense behind the adjective when filtering them like this? What can you do with this output?
04. Vernacular maps
Work in progress...