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9. Oktober 2019 10:23 | #Kunst #Literatur

Other Orders von Sam Lavigne, hübsche Algo-Kunst als Sammlung von Algorithmen, die Texte nach seltsamen Kriterien sortiert. Auf der Website kann man dann Sätze aus Sherlock Holmes nach Gothness sortieren („Light in the Darkness!“) oder Marx’ Das Kapital nach Kafkaeque-ness („We suffer not only from the living, but from the dead.“) oder die Sätze aus Mark Twains Abenteuer von Huckleberry Finn nach schlecht verstandenem Marxismus („They call that govment!“) Der TED-Talkigste Satz aus Marx’ Kapital wäre laut Sortierungskunst übrigens „The end of the world has come!“

Das Tool funktioniert auch mit Twitter-Feeds und hier der Download des Python-Codes für die Sortierung eigener Texte.

Recommendation systems, like the ones powering the infinite feeds on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, are designed to keep you online for as long as possible for the sake of maximizing ad revenue. In doing so, they promote the most reactionary content on their platforms.

However, at the root of it, these systems are nothing more than complex sorting mechanisms. Other Orders is an alternate set of sorts, optimized for other outcomes.

The following sorts are available: Alphabetical, Alphabetical by Username, Antisemitism as It Is Understood by the Right, Apocalyptic, Approximate Quantity of Shame Expressed, Chronological, Cop-Like, Crudely Understood Marxism, Density of Adjectives, Density of Nouns, Density of People, Places, Brands, Monetary Values and Dates, Density of Verbs, Eroticism as an Approximation of Similarity to a Sentence by Anaïs Nin, Exclamatory, Gothness, Kafkaesque-ness, Length of Tweet, Neoliberalism as Determined by Proximity to Famous Neoliberals, Number of Numbers, Percentage of Words Which Are Filler Words, Quantity of Gendered Words, Questioning, Similarity to @dril I.E. \“drilism\”, Similarity to Values Expressed in TED Talks, Total All-Time Posts from User, Total Emoji, Total Favorites, Total Hashtags, Total Retweets, Use of Language Similar to Language Used by Corporate Social Media Accounts Such as Amazon.

Most Crudely Understood Marxism in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
1. They call that govment!
2. Prisoners ain’t ever without rats.
3. By rights I reckon we ought to be a couple of years; but we can’t.
4. I thought we was right on the track of a solution, but it’s gone to grass, partly.
5. If the profits has turned out to be none, lackin’ considable, and none to carry, is it my fault any more’n it’s yourn?”
6. Now ain’ dat so, boss–ain’t it so?
7. Well, then, says I, what’s the use you learning to do right when it’s troublesome to do right and ain’t no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?
8. We are highwaymen.
9. We’s doin’ blame’ well, en we better let blame’ well alone, as de good book says.
10. Full of principle.

Most Apocalyptic in Grimms’ Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
1. There is such a storm, it looks as if the world were coming to an end.’
2. Truly, this is the way of mankind.
3. Verily, that is the way of the world.
4. We must shift for ourselves, and yet we cannot fly!
5. ‘What is to be the end of this?’
6. Well-a-day!
7. now we’ll have fun!’
8. And there they live to this very day.
9. here it comes.’
10. what crosses and sorrows happen to us all in this world!

Most Similarity to Values Expressed in TED Talks in Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
1. Time, and Industry, produce every day new knowledge.
2. Curiosity To Know, From Care Of Future Time Anxiety for the future time, disposeth men to enquire into the causes of things: because the knowledge of them, maketh men the better able to order the present to their best advantage.
3. For it can never be that Warre shall preserve life, and Peace destroy it.
4. Which Makes Them Fear The Power Of Invisible Things This perpetuall feare, alwayes accompanying mankind in the ignorance of causes, as it were in the Dark, must needs have for object something.
5. But of things impossible, which we think possible, we may Deliberate; not knowing it is in vain.
6. Let us now consider the Power it selfe, what it was, and over whom.
7. I know not how the world will receive it, nor how it may reflect on those that shall seem to favour it.
8. But Aversion wee have for things, not onely which we know have hurt us; but also that we do not know whether they will hurt us, or not.
9. And whereas Sense and Memory are but knowledge of Fact, which is a thing past, and irrevocable; Science is the knowledge of Consequences, and dependance of one fact upon another: by which, out of that we can presently do, we know how to do something els when we will, or the like, another time; Because when we see how any thing comes about, upon what causes, and by what manner; when the like causes come into our power, wee see how to make it produce the like effects.
10. And when the power imagined is truly such as we imagine, TRUE RELIGION.

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