the poetry machine                                                                                                           © 1982  

The machine was designed in the pre-computer era and was planned as a board for projecting texts 24 hours a day. One of its elements was a 50-centimetre-long glow-tube. And so the projector was supposed to be 1 metre high and 6 metres long. The electronic hum generator was to be its starting point. The system of electronic meters and latches was responsible for projecting letters in place of numbers. A projector for vowels and consonants was designed. Their positioning was supposed to be unchangeable. The machine would select intervals, that is spaces between letters where a sequence of letters was to break up into words. Rhyme was supposed to be introduced by copying the last 3 letters every second line. The machine was to be connected to the electricity supply and work non-stop at a pace that would allow the public comfortable reading. Assuming that it would take 3 seconds to read one line, one can safely say that the sentence selected first would repeat itself in about 300 years. The machine has never been actually constructed and its functioning was simulated by throwing dice.

Later in the computer era an electronic model was designed.

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The projector of vowels. 

The projector of consonants. 

The core of the machine control system.

Look also at:  New Words  and  Sonnets