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

Originally Published: February 24th, 2009

Catherine Halley is the editor of JSTOR Daily, an online magazine that draws connections between current affairs, historical scholarship, and other content available on JSTOR, a digital library of scholarly journals, books, and primary sources. She is the former digital director of the Poetry Foundation, where she served as editor...

  1. February 25, 2009
     Michael Gushue

    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.

  2. February 28, 2009

    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.