The Art and Nonsense Poetry of Obscure Twitter Bots

Art and curation left in the hands of scripts and algorithms is fascinating, and nowhere more accessible than when on Twitter. There are a handful of bots that tweet varied and interesting art. Art that makes you wonder how useful humans are anyway, other than for coding thousands of these things.

Some bots on this list drip out material from a database, while some procedurally generate art, or mash up existing material in new ways.

My obsession with machine curated/created art has led me to hunt for more and more Twitter bots, and I’ve found and followed some great ones so far.…   [continue reading]

Hatewatching: The Silent Taste-Maker

Some of us may not discuss it, but we all do it; to some extent. ย Hatewatching is an odd phenomena that seems to be an offshoot of general rubbernecking. ย More than the human thrill of seeing a metaphorical train-wreck, a good hatewatch can be delicious in its provocation. ย After all, anger and hatred are powerful emotions. ย If you consider emotions of similar strength to be one of the main thrusts of art, as I do, then it’s certainly a viable avenue to explore. ย As sentient beings, it’s natural for us to want to discover our feelings. ย This manifests itself in numerous ways. ย …   [continue reading]