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Monday, February 18, 2013

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Day 49

While we wait for a window of time for genius to assert itself -- or, at least, for creativity to rear its lazy head -- I loved reading about this site and Twitter feed. When we had an assignment to write a 'found poem,' during the last Gotham Writing Class, I took, I considered mining Twitter for a poem:
Pentametron Reveals Unintended Poetry of Twitter Users
Pentametron — which you can follow at @pentametron — watches all the public tweets created in a day. "It picks out the ones that happen to be in iambic pentameter," says Ranjit Bhatnagar, an artist and the inventor of the program. "When it finds some of those, it looks for a pair that rhyme, and then it tweets out a couplet." Read it all on NPR.

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