Dada poetry printer by Alessandro Giacomel

Arduino tinkerer Alessandro Giacomel is interviewed in Circuit Cellar. The best part of the interview is where he describes his Dada poetry printer:

“The box uses an algorithm to compose the poems in autonomy. You push the button and here is your Dadaist poem. Normally, the poem is a valuable asset, the result of an intimate moment when the poet transposes on paper the emotions of his soul. It is an inspired act, an act of concentration and transport. It’s not immediate. The poem box instead is trivial, it seems almost “anti-poem.” But it’s not; it’s a Dadaist poem.”

Dada poetry printer by Alessandro Giacomel