New Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border

Generated text, 2018

A procedural reconstitution of Sir Walter Scott's Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border.

Using a variety of techniques, including recurrent neural networks, expansion grammars using Tracery, backtracking constraint-satisfaction algorithms, and a US Navy research project into the pronunciation of English, we made some new slightly bawdy Scots folk songs. These are being published by The Common Guild and Book Works as part of the Dialecty series, edited by Maria Fusco.

Chapbooks are available to buy direct from the publisher.

This work was a collaboration with Harry Josephine Giles.