Art from randomness how inverso uses chance to create haiku

Matthew J. Koehler, Punyashloke Mishra

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This article introduces Inverso, a computer program that creates haiku by randomly combining pre-existing lines of poetry and presenting them in different fonts and layouts (again randomly selected from a range of possible fonts and layouts). Inverso's ability to write successful haiku raises several important issues regarding the role of randomness in creative works and problematizes the question of "authorship".

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInteractive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer - Enhanced Learning
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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