tale_of_user_defined_location

Idea Coincidentally, I had been thinking about maps for a while when it came time to think about fleshing out an idea for this project.  So, the idea really started with a picture of a map in my head.  That naturally led to the idea of ‘place poems’.  Basically, could…

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The Legislator

Poking around the NYTimes API, I noticed they had information on recently introduced bills to congress.  Personally, I think it’s hilarious and amazing that legitimate bills being brought to congress consist of things like A bill to establish the composition known as America the Beautiful as the national anthem side…

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r/synonym

Intro Reddit is a weird place.  Sometimes incredibly thoughtful, other times incredibly hateful.  Often mundane yet consistently alluring (for me, anyway).  It’s an insular, enclosed space where self-reference is the norm, where outsiders often leave befuddled.  What drives this sense of community and insularity is the comments.  To be ‘in’…

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Digital Cut Up

To me, all pop music sounds kind of the same.  Simple lyrics, usually about love or sex or partying or something, are a staple of what amounts to songs that are supposed to be incredibly identifiable, not challenging, and usually just plain fun.  Me, being the grinch that I am,…

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RWET Assignment 1

Playing Around For this assignment, I tried a few different things.  Firstly, just to get comfortable with python, I spent time essentially recreating a Unix command, tr, just to gain some familiarity with Python syntax and structure.  It took about an hour, but eventually I was able to get a…

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