Google poetics: predicting a new world of poetry


Friday 26 July 2013 13:30

Google Instant is the sometimes illuminating, sometimes bizarre feature of the search engine that provides four predictive results as you type based on frequent searches by other users.

It’s intended to help get faster and better search results, but type in a couple of words and you could inadvertently become a poet. Sampsa Nuotio stumbled upon this unusual facet of google one evening last November, and Google Poetics was created.

The site is filled with ‘google poems’ of the weird, wacky and sometimes dark variety.

Some are poignant:

Some are confessional:

Some are existential:

Some are surprising:

And some are just plain nonsensical:

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