Words by Nick Montfort
March 28, 2020
A “sonnet corona” is a poetic form, synonymous with “crown of sonnets.” Clicking “Next...” generates another text. As explained in the source code, this simple program is licensed as free software and anyone is welcome to copy, study, or modify it. I have seen, so far, this work used as the basis for a few other projects related to the pandemic, including “Still in the Apartment” (Scott Rettberg), “Royal Icing” (David Devanny), and “Las aventuras de la muerte” (a VIRAL: IMAGINA workshop with Rafael Pérez).
About The Artist
Nick Montfort is a professor of digital media at MIT, where he directs The Trope Tank, and lives in New York. His computer-generated books of poetry include #!, the collaboration 2×6, Autopia, The Truelist (first in the Using Electricity series from Counterpath), and Hard West Turn. Among his more than fifty digital projects are the collaborations The Deletionist, Sea and Spar Between, and Renderings. He performs and shows digital artwork internationally. He has six books out from the MIT Press, most recently The Future.
You can read more about Nick's computational poetry projects here.