korwind said: Can you try in your program the story "Halfway To Hell" by John Colier?

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Thanks for the suggestion, korwind!

anonymouspictures said: I ran out of room: Consider approaching publishers about doing book covers!

Yes! Here’s to hoping that this graphic designy thing for me actually takes off!

anonymouspictures said: Nice job. James Joyce next? And, when you're feeling good about it, look for the "concrete poetry" people (mostly from the 1970's?). Your results are lovely. Can this move to a level where it informs us of something about the text that a reader might miss (and that the author certainly did)? I have a friend involved in analyzing WWI books targeted at girls (the message changes from that before, and after). I figured Python might help, just need to find a Python guru.

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In order for the design to inform the reader about the text beyond form and punctuation seems to require an actual understanding of the content.
This would probably need an entire library of words for the computer to be able to process and then analyze.

However… I CAN make a search for how many instances a word shows up compared to other words! I could definitely see this becoming an interesting series pie charts or graphs. (New project?)

pressureappreciation said: Another thing that comes to mind: I've tried a few random drawing things in Max and gotten good results with 45 degree turns instead of 90. That might be better than having a full 360 degree thing with something as big as Clockwork Orange.

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Thanks for the ideas! I’ve actually never heard of Max before; it looks like something I might want to check out! (except it costs money. D: )

This is using 45 degree turns instead. It’s a lot more… squiggly!
It reminds of protein folding! 

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someone suggested that I try changing the shapes of the sentences from straight lines to other shapes! (unfortunately they’ve deactivated their account!)I went with circles! I really love the look; I am definitely leaving it as a new feature of the program!Thank You!

someone suggested that I try changing the shapes of the sentences from straight lines to other shapes! (unfortunately they’ve deactivated their account!)
I went with circles! I really love the look; I am definitely leaving it as a new feature of the program!

Thank You!

PUNCTUATE. is a program that converts text into a 3D environment of shapes and lines that changes based on the punctuation of the text!

Suggest more authors/poets/text or even submit your own writing to me here and I’ll try to post it!

pressureappreciation said: Hi Jason, just saw your Clockwork Orange sketch. Really cool! I have a suggestion: maybe have the words branch out based on an angle which is based on something like amount of consonants or types of word. It might be kind of tricky, using a dictionary or some other method, but this is just off the top of my head.

Hi, pressureappreciation! Thanks for the idea!
I wasn’t sure exactly what you meant or had in mind (entire lines rotating, words rotating, each paragraph branching like trees..etc)
So what I did here was rotate each line by however many vowels were in each sentence. It’s pretty interesting and chaotic.

Then I got to thinking that I could rotate each line constantly!
So there’s that.
This is one idea that definitely works MUCH better with poems. The giant sweeping lines of text for books like A Clockwork Orange don’t look as pleasing.

This is Langston Hughes’ “As I grew older”

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Thank you johnsmith for suggesting Langston Hughes!
It seems that poets are popular even though I originally designed the program for much larger pieces of text!

anonymouspictures said: e e cummings

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Thanks for the suggestion anonymouspictures!
I was really fearing someone would say e e cummings due to the lack of punctuation in many of his poems. They would all look like a straight line! Perhaps I need to add something new to the algorithm specifically for poems?!

Anonymous said: I want you to knowone thing. You know how this is: if I look at the crystal moon, at the red branch of the slow autumn at my window, if I touch near the fire the impalpable ash or the wrinkled body of the log, everything carries me to you, as if everything that exists, aromas, light, metals, were little boats that sail toward those isles of yours that wait for me. Well, now, if little by little you stop loving me I shall stop loving you little by little.

It was really interesting to see how your poem wrapped back on itself!
Beautiful piece!
Thanks Anonymous!

PUNCTUATE. is a program that converts text into a 3D environment of shapes and lines that changes based on the punctuation of the text.

Suggest more authors/poets/text or even submit your own writing here!

PUNCTUATE. is a program that takes text and translates it into an interactive 3D environment!

Let me know which authors/poets/books/poems I should try!!
I will post some of my favorites as GIFs or videos!

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