Uncharted Atlas

Twitter bot, 2016

An adaptation of my 2015 NaNoGenMo entry The Deserts of the West as a Twitter bot.

This is probably a purer version of the concept; the NaNoGenMo version is a long text with these maps embedded. Here, the maps can be primary, which much better reflects the amount of work involved.

I wrote up some interactive notes on how the language creation and map generation work in this bot. These were quite popular, and got coverage in National Geographic and Wired, among others.

There are some extremely large prints of these maps available in my shop.