Seminar by Femke Snelting and Peter Westenberg from Constant vzw
Constant is a Brussels based association for Arts and Media with a strong interest in the practice of authoring and publishing. Informed by search-algorithms, collaborative practice and programming culture, we experiment with text as data. Throughout various artistic projects, Constant mixes encoding, formatting, typesetting, programming, scripting and text-processing to rethink habits of reading and writing. In this hands-on workshop participants will be invited to discover various Open Source tools that can be linked together to transform existing texts into new publications. Starting from a collection of publications made available through the Gutenberg Project, we will generate scripted readings of literary classics.