Electronic Literature Generator
2000-2013
FORECAST Public Artworks / Jerome Foundation grant.
Open Book Literary Center, Minneapolis. 9’ x 6”. Collaboration: Jon Spayde.

The Electronic Literature Generator is a surrealist word-art piece consisting of three LED signs displayed in a row on the wall: the first sign displaying nouns, the second displaying verbs, the third displaying more nouns. The words were solicited via a ballot box in the lobby of the Open Book center. The signs always make a sentence but the sentence is constantly changing due to the time-based graphic display. The ELG has  succeeded in expanding the literary sensibilities of the Open Book Literary Center into the surreal and playful.

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