Strange Imagery from Random Word Combinations
Arlo Emerson 2019
There is something lucid and jarring when I certain words are combined in strange ways. Like, “Gunpowder Moon”, “Ba-ba-bayonet”, or “Cigarette Sovereign”. Are these Japanese band names? I like metaphor and deconstructed ideas. Nonsensical combinations of symbols, ideas, words, these can be linked back to contextual relevance, but one might need to construct a bit of fiction to get there.
I’ve done away with the requirement for contextual relevance and wrote a grammar engine that attempts to generate the unique bon mot. The method I’ve employed in Words Without Meaning can be seen in these screen shots. Keep in mind, this is an app that spits out gibberish 99% of the time, every time. These are the 1% that are still gibberish, but slightly less so. Please enjoy:
Source code for the Android app is found here: