Nick Montfort, associate professor of Digital Media at MIT, visited Google's Cambridge, MA office to discuss his new book of computer-generated poetry, "#!" (pronounced "shebang").
Nick Montfort is an associate professor of digital media at MIT in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies. He is also a poet, computer scientist, and author of interactive fiction.
Poetry. Media Studies. #! (pronounced "shebang") consists of poetic texts that are presented alongside the short computer programs that generated them. The poems, in new and existing forms, are inquiries into the features that make poetry recognizable as such, into code and computation, into ellipsis, into ways of representing ?, and into the alphabet.Find out more