projects : zen nonsense
zen nonsense haiku are created by feeding small random
groups of letters into a computer's spellchecker and
asking it to make some sense of them. the computer
may then offer a word, or even several, in response.
this automated filtering process is repeated until
you have collected enough words to arrange into some
kind of order.
a standard haiku takes the form of a 3 line poem
with a 5, 7, 5 syllable allowance per line. with a
structure defined by these simple rules and words
chosen by the computer the only human interference
in the creation of zen nonsense haiku is in the initial
random inputting of the letters which build the words
which provide the body of the text.
zen nonsense haiku are created through a random collaborative
process between the writer and the computer. the resulting
poems don't rhyme and they don't make sense. what
I like about these haiku is the lack of authorship.
The poem is the product of a process which is methodical,
mathematical and repeatable and which occasionally
turns out beauty.
luck bean - 2001