Voodoo Word An interactive artwork by Mike Larsson
Voodoo Word • Hardware • Interactive model • Linguistic element
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Microprocessor • BASIC Stamp from Parallax • Board of Education kit
The linguistic element • Simplest option: randomly select a canned phrase from a database • Slightly more linguistically informed option: select from a database of templates that can grow (to some degree) dynamically • Future work (?): corpus-based approaches, semantically informed template system
The linguistic element I hope your noun gets verbed by a noun. I hope your adjectivenoun gets adverbverbed by an adjectivenoun. I hope your adverbadjectivenoun gets adverbadverbverbed by an adjective,adjectivenoun. Etc. Infinite intensifiers: • really, really, really, really… • end of sentence!!!!!!