procedural puzzles and generative constraints for writing with new and residual media


(hundred thousand million labyrinths) a constraint-based writing group, dedicated to exploration of surrational, lexiconspiratorial and algorithmic schemes for developing new writing. Inspired by groups including Oulipo and The Writhing Society, these curious textploits have been pursued informally and infrequently by HTML since 2012. 

Antonymic Exchange

an "anti-algorithm" established in 2014; idiosyncratic approaches to algorithmic literacy through the generation and use of varied vectors of antonymy. Co-authored with Lindsey French.

Link to ISEA2015 Paper about Antonymic Exchange

Call of Cthulhutone

 a deep remix of the Cthulhu mythos, Casio-lore and participatory culture.  Introduced in 2005, the project has moved diagonally through various Web 2.0 platforms. Instructions and backstory exist on a Wordpress blog, cthulhutones themselves populate Sound Cloud


link to project

Exquisite Octopus

a set of instructions devised and utilized by Carl Diehl and Nat Hawks, to facilitate collaborative sound art composition. In this model, two participants produce and exchange a sound composition. These initial compositions are then remixed by the two participants and exchanged again. This process of remixing and exchange continues until each participant has produced a total of four compositions each. Together, these sonic "tentacles" comprise the Exquisite Octopus.

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