"1 the Road": Great Idea, Poor Result
Sept. , 2018. Paris. More
A book written by a car, with the help of a camera, a microphone and a neural network. The idea is great, and able to break new ground in the yet well explored automatic writing (see our survey).
The result is really disapointing: a succession of short paragraphs (see an example on right) , somehow poetic indeed, but (as far as we see), without narrative tension or character evocation. The paragraphs are illustrated by elusive pixelized black and white images, the kind we were making in the 1980's wih dot-matrix printers.
The "writer's writer", Ross Godwin, is young enouth to let us hope that after this "1 The Road", some "2.... " will give a better expression of his literary and technical creativity.