PIKSEL17 festival for elektronisk kunst og fri teknologi


Nick Montfort

2×6 a simple text generator that scrolls endlessly. Each stanza that is produced relates an encounter between two people. It is a collaboration between seven of us (Nick Montfort, Serge Bouchardon, Andrew Campana, Natalia Fedorova, Carlos León, Aleksandra Małecka, and Piotr Marecki) that is implemented in six languages.

2×6 is available as free software, both in a version where all languages are scrolling on a single page and in versions for each language, with variable and function names written in the appropriate language for easier study and modification. It is also published in print form, as a book, by Les Figues, a Los Angeles press. It has also been exhibited in galleries.


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Nick Montfort develops computational art and poetry. His computer-generated books of poetry include #!, the collaboration 2×6, Autopia, and (forthcoming) The Truelist. Among his more than fifty digital projects are the collaborations The Deletionist, Sea and Spar Between, and Renderings. His MIT Press books, collaborative and individual, are: The New Media Reader, Twisty Little Passages, Racing the Beam, 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10, and most recently Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities. He is professor of digital media at MIT and lives in New York and Boston.