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An autonomous writing machine


Hart, B and Kratz, S and Horsley, A, An autonomous writing machine, Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, 27-30 June 2017, Singapore, pp. 469-470. ISBN 978-145034403-6 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1145/3059454.3071077


An autonomous writing machine has been constructed using open-source software and hardware, recycled and 3D printed components. A recurrent neural network has been trained with the handwriting of one of the authors using the method of (Graves, 2014). Novelty in the writing is g through Markov Chains applied to the original text to generate sentences. The machine employs tractor fed paper to enable unsupervised writing for an extended period of time.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:art, computers, programming
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Visual arts not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Hart, B (Dr William Hart)
UTAS Author:Kratz, S (Dr Svenja Kratz)
UTAS Author:Horsley, A (Mr Aaron Horsley)
ID Code:124502
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2018-02-23
Last Modified:2018-05-18

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