New computer generated stories (2019-2020)

I’ve generated versions of classic texts, using an OpenAI GPT-2 text generator and my online creative editor Story Live (with Fabrice Bellard). I am now working with OpenAI GPT-3 beta.

Stanley Geoff Davis


Generated or processed texts

Geoff Davis Story Generator

Above: MA4 Story Generator by Geoff Davis (Micro Arts MA4 1984)

MA4 Story Generator – work shown above, see Geoff Davis Micro Arts MA4 Story Generator

I have been experimenting with computer generated text for a long time. My first release was the MA4 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 (another virus – all of England’s cows were incinerated – so why do people moan about wearing face masks?).

Print books are below.

Print Books

These are my physical print books. The novella ‘Death In The Bubble World‘ (from Em Publishing) will be republished 2021 with ‘remixes’ made using a sentiment analyser along with the Story Live text generator.

PEN New Fiction

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

Nnn Goes Mobile, novel (Juma Print). Cyberpunk, mildly satirical. Distributed by Forbidden Planet. Came with a computer game on disk, coded by Robert Mettler, which was on Arts Council UK Hub – this was released on a disk see below.

Hub Arts Council UK Geoff Davis
Hub Arts Council UK Geoff Davis

Death in the Bubble World

Death In The Bubble World
Em One book Geoff Davis

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.

Death In The Bubble World (G Davis 1997) is now readable on this site

Easy Money Units Death In The Bubble World

Em Two book Geoff Davis
Em Two book Geoff Davis
Em Three Geoff Davis
Em Three with CD

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!

Green Eco Building Book

The Green Eco Building Book (Story Software). This came out of my time developing and building eco houses. Was converted into a large website

Creativity Support Software CST – story board app

Story boarding and notes software with a large canvas and zooming interface (ZUI) software invented in my research Masters in Electronic Arts at Cat Hill Campus, Middlesex University. See original notes on the zooming application.

This software is commercially released as Story Lite (text only version) and Notes Story Board v2.2 (images and text, current version). Story Turbo has been retired.

Calm as a Dead Clam

Calm as a Dead Clam multimedia fiction using the new zooming interface with sort  (Middlesex University).