Developing the Enpersonator
Using blog corpora from The Blog Authorship Corpus and the Political Blog Corpora, I have begun developing a simple blog-post generator for Enpersonator, the identity-creating software part of Automenon, an artwork in progress with Sofy Yuditskaya.
See Enpersonator in action here: http://soniayuditskaya.tumblr.com/
Enpersonator is in development here: http://github.com/virgildisgr4ce/Enpersonator. It requires the Python Tumblr library, which requires Django for its utilities. The Markov Generator is modified from Adam Parrish’s.
The current version uses all 5 of the blogs in the Political Blog Corpora, comprising 133,953 tokens. Not too shabby, but still not enough to avoid lots of wholesale reproductions.