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Postmodernism Generator

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Postmodernism Generator

The Postmodernism Generator is a computer program that automatically produces imitations of postmodernist writing. It was written in 1996 by Andrew C. Bulhak of Monash University using the Dada Engine, a system for generating random text from recursive grammars. A free version is also hosted online. The essays are produced from a formal grammar defined by a recursive transition network. It was mentioned by biologist Richard Dawkins in the conclusion to his article "Postmodernism Disrobed"[1] (1998) for the scientific journal Nature, reprinted in his book A Devil's Chaplain (2004).[2]

See also


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External links

  • The Postmodernism Generator web page (generates a random postmodernist article each time loaded)
  • Gerador Pós-Modernista (a Brazilian Portuguese version)

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