I’m planning on putting out a zine of art / text / poetry etc in the near future and it’s got me thinking about methods of procedural / aleatoric writing. In general (like with my music and other art things) I prefer such methods - if I sit down with a set goal in mind it generally gets muddled or feels too on the nose, especially with something as cut and dry as text.
My favorite method has always been the Burroughs cutup method - I love how Burroughs ended up making entire works out of it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq_hztHJCM4
On the software side of things, one of my favorite monome apps has always been the (very) old dunefarm - https://github.com/monome-community/collected/tree/master/dunefarm
I’ve dabbled in making “poem” apps in Max too, basically just a few coll objects calling lists of text -
What are your favorite or preferred methods of making text?