The Deletionist

The Deletionist I’m pleased to announce the release of a project that I’ve been working on with Amaranth Borsuk and Jesper Juul for the past two years: The Deletionist. This is a bookmarklet (easily added to the bookmark bar in one’s browser) that automatically creates erasure poetry from any page on the World Wide Web, revealing an alterate mesh of texts called the Worl. Amaranth and I presented The Deletionist for the first time today at E-Poetry in London, at Kingston University.

6 Replies to “The Deletionist”

  1. Oh, I should have figured it out. I speak Hebrew and, in Israel, this is how notes are called.

    So am I expected to pronounce them in the correct pitch as well? Does it try to produce “interesting” (non-white-noise) music?

  2. Ori, please try The Deletionist on a Hebrew page and tell me what you think. It is supposed to do something interesting, although the behavior is not as complex as with English.

    As for the output you saw, I certainly can’t sing the result, but I aspire to be able to one day!

  3. Hebrew pages seem to work fine. It may take a few attempts on different texts before you get something readable.

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