September 5, 2005

immature, differently sized and positioned reptiles

by Mary Flanagan · , 3:51 pm

I’m investigating the work of poet Jackson Mac Low among others influenced by algorithmic and computational processes, and found his “Young Turtle Asymmetries” poems online; these are generated by chance operations and are “nonstanzaic” poems of which the printed formats are notations for solo or group performances. The scores are the best part! Mac Low’s son Mordecai has an interesting article looking at his father’s poetry, noting that Mac Low’s approach to poetry was related to scientific and technical problem solving methods.