Conversation with Michael Cathcart about the history of computational poetry, and what it means for contemporary practice.

Conversation with Edwina Stott concerning how humans and computational technologies can collaborate in order to enable new forms creative expression.

The Washington PostCaitlin Dewey

"Oscar Schwartz and Benjamin Laird, two Australians working at the intersection of literature and media, came up with the game as a sort of modern-day Turing test for computer poetry. And much like the original Turing tests, designed in the 1950s as a benchmark for machine intelligence, the differences can prove difficult to parse — particularly since certain branches of poetry are intended to sound like an algorithmic jumble, anyway."

The AwlJohannah King-Slutzky

"Realistically there are only a handful of people who study both human- and computer-generated poetry, and Oscar Schwartz is one of them. He says that poring over computer-generated poetry has actually excited him to pay more attention to phenomena like intention and communication, when applicable"