This is the index for books, blogs, etc.
Generated or processed texts
I have been experimenting with computer generated text for a long time. My first release was a story generator for home micros, which was also available on Prestel, the UK nationwide teletext system. This was an endless generator of new stories from my original short story ‘Cow Boils Head’ about Mad Cow Disease BSE. Link further down.
New generated stories
- The Distant Shout of the Great Storm (Tower of Doom Episode 1)
- Born Into Slavery
- Stanley Lying In His Lap
- Why Don’t Cannibals Eat Clowns?
- All The Rubbish of a Great City
- A Mountain of Pent Up Tears
- The Bloody Tale (Tower of Doom 2)
These are my physical books (dead trees) from a while ago. The novella ‘Death In The Bubble World‘ (from Em Publishing) will be out soon with ‘remixes’ made using a sentiment analyser with the Story Live text generator.
PEN International New Fiction (Quartet), edited by Peter Ackroyd. My short African Story. Lots of new writers, Ben Okri, Deborah Levy, Clare Boylan, Meira Chand, Tom McCarthy, Iain Sinclair.
Nnn Goes Mobile, novel (Juma Print). Cyberpunk, mildly satirical. Distributed by Forbidden Planet. Came with a computer game on disk, coded by Robert Mettler, was on Arts Council UK Hub – this was released on a disk see below.
Death in the Bubble World
Death in the Bubble World is a short novel published by Em Foundation in the late 1990s, serialised in the books Em 1,2 and 3, edited by Karl Sinfield. A literary book series (like Granta) with a music cassette and later CD of new bands. Also included Hanif Kureishi and others. There was a Bubble World online animation by Paul Greenfield (see images below). To be republished with ‘remixes’ generated version in 2021.
Easy Money Units – EMUs.
In the Bubble World story I invented an virtual currency called Easy Money Units or EMUs. This was stored in ‘handbags’ and was used for various dodgy deals conducted by small-time fraudsters, criminals and gangsters. At the time I thought it was a daftest thing I had ever put in a story. So when along came cryptocurrency it seemed equally ridiculous. Doh!
The Green Eco Building Book (Story Software). This came out of my time developing and building eco houses. Was converted into a large website BuildingDIY.com
Calm as a Dead Clam multimedia fiction (Middlesex University). Literature in zooming interface (ZUI) software developed in my research Masters in Electronic Arts at Cat Hill Campus, Middlesex University. See original notes on the zooming application.
More info is on my Geoff Davis author site