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Sebastián Lalaurette reached out to me to talk about Markov chains because I love them so much. I asked him to share some examples of Markov generation that he's done, and he told me that he's generated from Spanish poetry (translated to English for your reading pleasure). He works with the pieces and lifts some and fashions them into other pieces of poetry. (The line from Sunspring, the sci-fi short film written by a recurrent neural network, "He looks at me, and he throws me out of his eyes", STILL gets me.) Here are some selected segments he sent me:
"I could survive in the hollow core of the daily possibility"? Wow! That's straight up good advice.
Sebastian Lalaurette is publishing an ebook soon called Defeating zombies with social media which is a dream journal with some slight glitch stylistics. Check it out if this is your kind of thing!