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Oblique Strategies

By Catherine Halley

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I’m a sucker for little internet randomness games. This one, called Oblique Strategies, comes from Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt. It felt particularly prophetic and possibly poetic the first few times I clicked on it. What do you think?
All the fun I just had with it makes me think we ought to have a random button on this site so you can see all the terrific articles buried in our archives. It ain’t random, but search for “flarf” and you get:
Verse by the Yard By Izzy Grinspan
Ah, Memories By The Editors
The Five-Book-a-Week Diet By Paisley Rekdal

Comments (2)

  • On February 25, 2009 at 9:25 pm Michael Gushue wrote:

    The Eno-Schmidt generator is nice, and seems to have some slanty poeticalness to it.
    I generally prefer a little more interactivity, like the site where you paint a Jackson Pollock with your cursor, the eyeball-estimate site where you try to bisect angles, etc.

  • On February 28, 2009 at 12:57 pm rcck wrote:

    kind of a hip attitude in a box, that oblique strategies widget… kinda like having a snooty student on my desktop ultimately but fun during a break.


Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 by Catherine Halley.