Heroic Real Estate Otter of the 21st Century
“Heroic Real Estate Otter of the 21st Century is the latest collective novel from Brendan Howell’s exquisite_code project. The book was written by seven writers at Inspace on the 2nd November 2012. The process delegated by a brutalist-brut software edit machine, known as The Maggot.

The Maggot is a bastard editor. It is a software worm that ruthlessly delegates and mediates the work of a group of writers, simultaneously composing a collective text. This book is the the chewed-up corpse of the corpus that arose, an endless paper record that piled up on the floor.” http://www.mediascot.org/

The outcome of this collaborative writing intervention can be purchased as print on demand. It reminds me heavily of Brion Gysin’s cut up technique gone automated and collective. Besides serendipitous lyrical formations (which are fun and refreshing) I wonder about the overall reading pleasure and if that is the point.

Christina Kral


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