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My Web Personality

This is from an art installation that appeared at the MIT Museum. It grabs information from the web and classifies the keywords. I’m not at all sure how it thinks I’m a big sports fan–I can’t imagine what words I use that are “sporty”!–but as the write-up suggests “It is meant for the viewer to […]
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The bibliomancy meme redux

I’ve been tagged by Michael Zimmer with a bibliomancy meme. Regular readers know that I am a sucker for bibliomancy and “webomancy” of various forms. I was happy to participate in this theme’s grandfather over four years ago, and even created a script that did blogomancy. So, the instructions are as follows: “grab the nearest […]
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Blogiomancy

I thought the whole bibliomancy thing was pretty cool, so I wondered what it would look like for blogs. I wrote a short script that goes out, polls weblogs.com to see who has recently updated their blog, then visits each of these blogs and finds the 8th-to-last sentence. My favorites: there are always pretty girls […]
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Instant Bibliomancy!

Caught a link through PLSJ to a little fun with instant bibliomancy (the art of foretelling the future by reading random passages from books). Here’s what you do: 1. Grab the nearest book. 2. Open the book to page 23. 3. Find the fifth sentence. 4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal […]
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