Text Manipulation (Wordhole)

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Through the works of Georges Perec and Simon Yuill as well as the experimentation with bash commands, such as grep, sed and awk, and the introduction to weasyprint, a wonderful opportunity arose for making a prototype based on a collaborative pad, from which lines containing keywords were selected, cut and rearranged in order to create a text with free associations.

The desire for distributive practices led further to the inclusion of a "recipe" in the printed version of this prototype, so that others could not just reproduce but pick up the basic idea and expand it further according to their own texts and focus.


From very functional ones (such as finding specific content in a text) to more abstract and creative ones (creating texts with a literary and/or poetic flair, the possibilities that text manipulation offers are seemingly endless.