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Critical changes: Structuralism, deconstruction, surrealism. Colours. Covertext » Is the artist necessary for making art today? (Pt.1) Answers by Jono Podmore, Mi You, Max Stolkin, Nick Montfort, Antonia Low, Hannes Bajohr, Lina Viste Grønli, Anthony Moore, Christoph Westermeier, Birgit Kempker and Jemma Cullen YES Once, twice and thrice YES YES YES I despair of the dorks, the dopes, the Enose and Beanos in my business who claim, while hiding behind their flappy lappy topses, that an algorithm has created the deeply uninspiring, abstracted and acoustically challenged drivel we are expected to allow to fall oft uninvited into our shell-likes.

Covertext » Is the artist necessary for making art today? (Pt.1)

Not themselves, of course – god forbid any human responsibility in this supercollided brave new interwebscape. THE TRUTH A musical score is an algorithm – a structure and a set of instructions. Stephen ramsay reading machines toward an algorithmic criticism. Computer scientists quantify elements of writing style that differentiate successful fiction. (Phys.org) —Imagine the challenge publishers face, pouring over thousands of manuscripts to determine if a book will be a hit.

Computer scientists quantify elements of writing style that differentiate successful fiction

Stony Brook Department of Computer Science Assistant Professor Yejin Choi thinks she has a tool to bring some science to that art, and she is co-author of a paper, Success with Style: Using Writing Style to Predict the Success of Novels, which was unveiled at the conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) 2013. "Predicting the success of literary works poses a massive dilemma for publishers and aspiring writers alike," Choi said. "We examined the quantitative connection between writing style and successful literature.