Williambot

A social experiment in radical empiricism

ITP Camp 2015

Rachel Boyce (@roastbeest)

 

William JamEs

Can creative text manipulation teach 19th-century philosophy?

Twitterbot

  • interactivity
  • non sequitur
  • new audiences

mechanics

  1. James corpus parsing
    • Meaning of Truth from GITenberg
    • python TextBlob
    • tweet-sized bites
  2. tweet generation
    • python tweepy
    • search phrase "meaning of truth" every hour
    • construct unique tweet
    • include response id for "conversation" viewing

 

 

results

  • 10 days of tweeting
  • ~3 tweets per day
  • variety of LOLs

Book review

Book review

rhetoric

rhetoric

rhetoric

rhetoric?

politics

politics

politics

Sea world

Music

Music

Music

TV

inter-bot

next directions

  • continue monitoring interactions

  • meta-analysis for subject content

  • can another bot instigate real people saying the phrase?

  • how do we determine if an account is a bot or not? 

@_william_james_

thanks!

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