Uncreative Writing, 2014texts, digital files, book

Uncreative Writing was a workshop conducted by Kenneth Goldsmith at the Power Plant. This work consists of two of the pieces 'created' during that time. The first 'Paris Hilton Wins by a Country Mile' is a linguistic face-off between Jacques Derrida and Paris Hilton, through 82 languages. Chunks of interviews of equal length, one from Paris Hilton and Larry King and the other between Jacques Derrida and Michael Rosenfeld were put through all 82 languages in Google Translate. When the text was translated back into English at the end Paris Hilton's interview was longer and more intact. Derrida was obliterated. The second piece measured the placement of figures from a Muybridge strip of photos within each box.
Paris Hilton...

 

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Uncreative Writing, 2014texts, digital files, book

Uncreative Writing was a workshop conducted by Kenneth Goldsmith at the Power Plant. This work consists of two of the pieces 'created' during that time. The first 'Paris Hilton Wins by a Country Mile' is a linguistic face-off between Jacques Derrida and Paris Hilton, through 82 languages. Chunks of interviews of equal length, one from Paris Hilton and Larry King and the other between Jacques Derrida and Michael Rosenfeld were put through all 82 languages in Google Translate. When the text was translated back into English at the end Paris Hilton's interview was longer and more intact. Derrida was obliterated. The second piece measured the placement of figures from a Muybridge strip of photos within each box.
Paris Hilton...