‘If I Wrote you a Love Letter Would You Write Back? and thousands of other questions’

Pritchard, Helen and Soon, Winnie. 2010. '‘If I Wrote you a Love Letter Would You Write Back? and thousands of other questions’'. In: ENIGMA exhibition based on Alan Turing, Microwave International Media Festival 2012. Hong Kong, Hong Kong. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Data Happenings: A maker workshop exploring data driven text, code and sound from the network
By Helen Pritchard x Winnie Soon

海倫.派查德 x 孫詠怡

Networked texts are unpredictable, amazing and endless, distributed across an assemblage human and non-human writers. In this workshop, drawing on the history of rule-based writing, we will explore the potential for generative devices to enable new forms of collaboration with unpredictable outcomes. Using procedure based methods we will scrape, copy and paste texts from social media. We will then convert these texts to speech and create a collective generative sound work. If you have access to a laptop + headphones, please bring it in. Previous to the workshop please make sure you downloaded and/or installed ‘Audacity’.


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Sociology > Research students


11 November 2010["eprint_fieldopt_dates_date_type_shown" not defined]

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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12 Oct 2015 09:58

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07 Jul 2017 12:15



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