Joe Alterio's blog on illustration, comix, design, animation, and other bouts of total awesomeness.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Comics is good for something, after all.

Just a quick note to go check out the new development Blogbot, that Alex Dragulescu is creating. From the site:

Blogbot crawls the web and takes snapshots of web blogs related to a user-specified theme. Then, based on the harvested text, a dynamic collage of images and strings is generated using a keyword-matching algorithm. Later versions will use computational linguistics approaches to derive meaning from text.

What I Did Last Summer is the first experimental graphic novel generated by blogbot, using cached versions of My War (written by a U.S. soldier deployed in Iraq) and the now famous Baghdad Blogger. The protagonists of What I Did Last Summer are military and civilian units from the game Civilization 3.

Far out!

1 comment:

Molly said...

And to think I made fun of you for all those hours you spent playing Civlization...