"Cut up or shut up"
"When you cut into the present...
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Started by Twizzle Jan 20, 2016. 0 Replies

I think I have the basic idea?

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Comment by carl baker on July 20, 2021 at 2:14am

john,maybe its a clarke-nova

Comment by John M. Bennett on July 20, 2021 at 1:05am

That writing machine has always been a favorite little passage of mine; I can just see it, sorta clunky and creaking, jerking along....

Comment by carl baker on July 19, 2021 at 10:19pm

A WRITING machine that shifts one half text and half the other through a page frame on conveyor belts - the proportion of half one text half the  other is important corresponding as it does to the 2 halves of the human organism] shakespeare, rimbaud etc, permutating through page frames in constantly changing juxtaposition the  machine spits out books and plays and poems - the spectators are invited to feed into the machine any pages of their own text in fifty-fifty juxtaposition with any author of their choice, any pages, and provided with the cut-up results in a few minutes.    pg73 ticket that exploded.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on October 24, 2020 at 3:17am

The magic of cut-up:

"Tennyson" appears in the cut-up by Ficus on 9.16 then in mine (right above Ficus) on 10.23. Complete coincidence.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on October 24, 2020 at 3:14am

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on September 16, 2020 at 8:07pm

another cutup: source text 'held' in Corel Photopaint, target assembled in Corel DRAW, then exported as a JPG. READ AND OBEY!

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on September 13, 2020 at 8:36pm

Here's one constructed over a JPG image scanned from a Rita McNamara envelope. Too much stuff over the beautifully asemic image but it shows that one can paste lines over the image in Corel DRAW.

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on September 13, 2020 at 7:57pm

here's another, this time using GIMP as the pot full of "wisdom" where bits selected are dipped up and put into a window of Corel DRAW v9

Comment by John M. Bennett on September 13, 2020 at 7:21pm

Ficus, these are great texts you made, hiwver you did it (which I coukdn't follow well, being a computer idiot)

i always used scissors and glue, tried and true

or else just write in a way that appears to be cutup, which is probably is, the cutting up happening in my deprogrammed brain

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on September 13, 2020 at 6:52pm

I should've been more forthcoming about what I want from a digital cutup method.

1) allow me to put text lines onto a pre-existing ['stolen'] image.

2) allow repositioning after first importing lines of text.

3) would be nice if it allowed one to open large texts as sources of lines.

4) similarly, open multiple texts as line sources.


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