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  • Person
    Short biography: 

    Judy Kerman is the author of four books and chapbooks of poetry. Her prose-poem, Mothering, on which the hypertext Mothering is based, won Honorable Mention in Poetry in the New Writers Award of the Great Lakes Colleges Association. She is Dean of Arts and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of English at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan.

    (Source: Eastgate Systems: http://www.eastgate.com/people/Kerman.html)

  • TRAVESTY

    Description: 

    A Perl program for scrambling a text based on the frequency with which pairs of words appear in the original text. The result is a strange parody of the original It can also be used to scramble multiple texts - which creates a parody that algorithmically draws parallels between the two (because it reveals how some of the same idioms/structures are used between the two.)

    Travesty is often thought to have originated from the Perl hacker community - the Perl source is distributed as part of the Perl distribution, and in fact, it is popular with Perl hackers.

    However, the original implementation was written (not in Perl) in 1984 by literary critic Hugh Kenner and Joseph O'Rourke as an algorithmic poetry tool.
    They introduced it in an article in Byte magazine called "A Travesty Generator for Micros."

    So Travesty has its roots in both the literary world and geekdom.

    (Source: Runme.org - say it with software art!)

    Year initiated: 
    1984
    Developers: 
    Hugh Kenner
    Joseph O'Rourke
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