Poetweet by b_arco, Sao Paolo, Brazil Poetweet by b_arco, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Poetweet by b_arco, Sao Paolo, Brazil Poetweet by b_arco, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Poetweet by b_arco, Sao Paolo, Brazil Poetweet by b_arco, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Hashtag Shakespeare: Website turns tweets into poetry

30 : 01 : 2015 Poetweet : B_arco : Awakening Tech

São Paulo, Brazil – You’re a poet and you didn’t even know it. A website from the Brazil Contemporary Art Center, b_arco, is turning your tweets into poetry to raise awareness for its creative writing courses.

Poetweet invites visitors to enter a Twitter handle, which may be their own or that of a friend or celebrity, before choosing between sonnet, rondel or indriso as their form.

Wait as the site ‘tracks the data of your inspiration, extracts the tweeted feelings, and synchronises the format of your rhymes’. Trawling through every tweet you’ve ever made, Poetweet leaves you with a delightfully random stream of consciousness poem. Think hashtag Dada, which might just surprise you with long-forgotten gems of your personal archive.

Read our column on Robot Journalism for more on how sophisticated algorithms are taking the create out of creativity.

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