Calling Dr Benway

I had my overnight bag from our trip to visit grampa. My pain medicine and anti-inflammatory pills for my ankle were in that bag. Taking them out the lid popped off. I found myself digging for pills in my dirty underwear. It was just like being in Trainspotting, or maybe some junkie character in a […]

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Beat Writers Haunt the Web

Recently I blogged about my geeky writing of a computer program to do Burroughsian style cutups nearly 20 years ago. Now I’ve found a website with lots of cool stuff, including a cut-up generator at Language is a Virus. Something else I really dug was this list of Kerouac’s Belief and Technique for Modern Prose. […]

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God’s Little Toys

Here’s a cool opinion piece in Wired by William Gibson about digital remix culture. He cites William S. Burroughs’ experiments with cut-and-paste and his cut-up experiments as part of his personal inspiration. When I was a co-op student in college, I wrote in PETOS Basic a computer program to do random Burroughs style cut-up of […]

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