Literature

Algolit@Mundaneum/Arts²

During this information session we explain methods and contents for the workshop that will happen in Mundaneum in Mons from 8 to 12 October 2018 (10-18h), organised by the teachers of Digital (...)

Algolit

Algolit is a project of Constant, a workgroup around i-literature, free code and texts. The group was initiated in 2012 by Catherine Lenoble and An Mertens. Since then, the algoliterarian space (...)

Algoliterary Encounter

In the framework of Saison Numérique the Maison du Livre opens its space for Algolit during three days in a row. The group presents lectures, workshops and a small exhibition about the narrative (...)

Algoliterary Lectures

In the framework of Algoliterary Encounters, we will be hosting two lectures on Friday 10 November. Generative Models and the Digital Humanities: Towards Synthetic Literature, by Mike Kestemont (...)

Algorithmic Wildlife

Constant member An Mertens will take part in this evening programme of Coded Matter(s) in De Brakke Grond in Amsterdam, with a presentation of her research on ’Algorithmic storytellers’. Other (...)

Stories from the Algorithmic Forest

As a contribution to ’elif n°1 : Résistance électronique, stratégie éditoriale et cyberféminisme’, a seminar reserved for students of Ensba Lyon and Esad Saint-Etienne, An Mertens will present a series (...)

Anna K: Just for the record

Together with visual artist Clara Thomine, the writer Catherine Lenoble is invited to talk about Anna Kavan and other heroines during the first workshop of the series Just for the record. Just (...)

Anna K: Reading Room

Bookswapping & Copy-party

Anna K

fiction : Catherine Lenoble / design : Open Source Publishing

Close-reading Kenneth Goldsmith’s Uncreative Writing

As part of the residency of artists Billy Bultheel & Enad Marouf in Brussels, Constant will be co-organising a close-reading session of Kenneth Goldsmith’s Uncreative Writing on 5, 6, 7th June (...)

Code as a literary tool

An Mertens will speak about her experience with automated processes as part of literary creation, in the framework of the workshop ’Chatbots as a poetic tool’, organised by poet Maartje Smits in (...)

Contested Tongues

For Contested Tongues, an event by Witte de With Class of ’16, Algolit members Manetta Berends, Gijs de Heij and An Mertens will present a performative lecture in which they will use texts of the (...)

Death of the Authors @ Erreur d’impression / Jeu de Paume

Het werk van Constant, The Death of the Authors/editie 1941, wordt getoond in de virtuele galerij van Jeu de Paume tijdens ’Erreur d’impression/Publier à l’ère du numérique’, een tentoonstelling van (...)

Death of the Authors @ Erreur d’impression / Jeu de Paume

L’oeuvre de Constant, The Death of the Authors/edition 1941, a été sélectionnée pour ’Erreur d’impression/Publier à l’ère du numérique’, une exposition proposée par Alessandro Ludovico, artiste, théoricien (...)

Death of the Authors @ Print Error / Jeu de Paume

The work by Constant, The Death of the Authors/edition 1941, is on show in the virtual gallery of Jeu de Paume during the exhibition ’PRINT ERROR/ PUBLISHING IN THE DIGITAL AGE’ curated by (...)

Ecrire à l’ère d’Internet - Schrijvers op het net

Constant member An Mertens will present a series of algoliterary works for the audience of Passaporta. Writer Diane Meur will present how she uses the internet for her work. Author Annelies (...)

Frankenstein Chatbot Parade

"I’m the other, the different, the stranger, the supplement, the late-comer, the non-foreseen. Being not an animal, nor man, not god, I don’t take part in the primitive scene, and that’s why one is (...)

From Words to Numbers through Word embeddings

Algolit, the workgroup around FLOSS literature and code, organises a meeting in Rotterdam around word embeddings. Word embeddings are an algorithmic method by which a machine learns language by (...)

From words to numbers using tf-idf

Algolit, the workgroup around FLOSS literature and code, organises a meeting on term frequency–inverse document frequency (tf-idf), a numerical statistic that reflects how important a word is to (...)

Le Petit Prince au pays des Hackers

Peter Westenberg est invité à la cave de La Quadrature du Net à Paris pour une séance de numérisation SYMBOLIQUE de son exemplaire du Petit Prince d’Antoine de St Exupéry en utilisant leur Bookscanner (...)

Le Petit Prince au pays des Hackers

Peter Westenberg is te gast in de kelder van La Quadrature du Net in Parijs, waar hij zijn exemplaar van St Exupéry’s Petit Prince symbolisch zal digitaliseren met hun Open en DIY Bookscanner. Het (...)

Le Petit Prince au pays des Hackers

Peter Westenberg is invited in the basement of La Quadrature du Net in Paris, where he is asked to SYMBOLICALLY scan his book of St Exupéry’s Petit Prince using their Open and DIY Bookscanner. It (...)

Literary creation with Python

An Mertens will give a lecture and host a workshop at l’Ecole Supérieure d’Arts et Design de St Etienne on the use of the Python programming language for literary creation. A line of code is like (...)

Machine Learning tools for Literary Creation

Gijs de Heij and An Mertens, two members of the Algolit team organise a workshop in Mundaneum in Mons from 8 to 12 October 2018 (10-18h), in collaboration with the teachers of Digital Arts ARTS². (...)

Naive Bayes as storyteller

In machine learning Naive Bayes is a simple probabilistic classifier that is widely applied for spam filtering and sentiment analysis. Based on the documentation of the previous session, we now (...)

Naïve Bayes

In machine learning Naive Bayes is a simple probabilistic classifier that is widely applied for spam filtering and sentiment analysis. During this session we first look at its history, its (...)

On Journey with Hovelbot

New landscapes are in the making by how we interact with our telephones and computers. Two hundred years after Mary Shelley wrote her novel Frankenstein, an Algolit Extended group reinterpreted (...)

On datasets

Algolit, the workgroup around FLOSS literature and code, will organise a meeting on datasets. Based on the Algoliterary Encounters of November 2017, we will present one or more algorithmic (...)

Playing out words to numbers

Algolit, the workgroup around FLOSS literature and code, will organise a meeting on word embeddings. A few Algolit members will present physical scores that we try to play out, in order to fully (...)

Poésie à l’écoute

Mélanie Godin invite les éditions Esperluète et La Langue Schaerbeekoise à parler en direct de leur travail. Poésie à l’écoute est un programme en direct sur Radio Panik tous les mercredi de 19h à 20h (...)

Poésie à l’écoute

Mélanie Godin nodigt de Schaarbeekse Taal en de uitgever Esperluète uit om live te praten over hun werk tijdens haar radio-programma. Poésie à l’écoute is een live-programma elke woensdag van 19 tot (...)

Poésie à l’écoute

Mélanie Godin invites the publishers Esperluète and the project of La Langue Schaerbeekoise to talk live about their work. Poésie à l’écoute is a live radio program on Radio Panik every Wednesday from (...)

Poetics of the Algorithm

Constant members Catherine Lenoble and An Mertens will present Algolit at the conference on Poetics of the Algorithms. During this lecture, they will share the latest discussions around automatic (...)

Python for Literary Creation

OLA is the TLA for the Parisian organisation Outils Libres Alternatifs (Alternative Free Tools). They will host a workshop with An Mertens on using Python code for literary creation. A line of (...)

Radio Algolit @ Désert Numérique #5

Radio Algolit est une performance présentée par Nicolas Bourbaki. Au programme: des créations avec du code et de la littérature formulées, lues et énoncées par des humains et des scripts en (...)