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Tag clouds are like the quality of mercy – they swarm like leaf-cuter ants in the heavens, stripping the tree of knowledge so as to feed it to the eternal fungus that rules beneath the earth with its endless mycelium, stretching across the kilometres and boundaries of common sense. Especially is you are reading this on a mobile device. Really?

Wordle tag clouds are of special interest. The gallery seems quite pointless, but interesting nevertheless.

An issue of Web: may have this technology applied to it.

Issue number 38 of Web: as represented ideo-diagramatically. With words.

Issue number 38 of Web: as represented ideo-diagrammatically. With words.

Or the speeches of various individuals. All of who are interesting, but some of more relevance than others.

Automated concrete poetry has its moments.

And who writes the best concrete poetry? Guillaume Apollinaire? Malarme?



Comic chat

In the early days of online chat (1996) Microsoft actually had taste for a moment and got Jim Woodring to design the characters and backgrounds to a product called Comic Chat (same as this post! Amazing!) .

I'm glad they did it, but it would have been a fun meeting at Microsoft

I'm glad they did it, but it would have been a fun meeting at Microsoft

Comic chat was used as the basis for a web comic called jERKCITY. It’s stupid and offensive and funny.

"Slurping and drooling and hurrrrr."

"Slurping and drooling and hurrrrr."

Check out the jERKCITY wikipedia entry! It also gets an entry in Encyclopaedia of stupid, which probably makes more sense.

And it has a cool and kind of offensive video. More than one, but I only watched this one. It reminded me of the time TISM programmed Rage and played the theme to the 7:30 report.

And they have a twitter account. That’s why I like twitter. No other reason.

Which is why MS Comic Chat was created. The end.

Second Nature

I’m not so sure about the design, but the writing is much better.

Second Nature: International journal of creative media

And the reproductions of Dutch Still Life images by Kevin Best.

And so on and so forth