"...And as for me, I am complete, and I don't care..." Rimbaud



Collage for writing

I've been reading alot of William Burroughs lately and found out about the cutup writing. Byron Gysin turned him on to it, and together they wrote a pamphlet called "Minutes to Go", and a book called "The Third Mind". I am fascinated by it. The whole idea of synchronisty, like the Iching, it's really grabbed me. My first thought was to automate the process with perl. Perl is very powerful at manipulating text. So I gathered up all the text files I could find. My writings, Gutenburg sources, Burroughs' writing that's on the net, howto files. Then I ran them together and processed them with the perl scripts below.
This is my first try.

This is try #2 and with some editing I made this add to try #2

This is try #4 and with some editing I made this add to try #4

This is try #5 and with some editing I made this add to try #5

This is try #6

This is try #7 and with some editing I made this add to try #7



These are the perl scripts I used in making my cutups.

cuServer.pl

cupoem.pl

cutup.pl

cutup.tar

cutupDB.pl

cutupFIFO.pl

cutupdata.pl

hal.pm this is the file with some defs in it.
you'll need to edit a bit