Beatnik Box

Eamon O’Connor

Generate poetry by banging out rhythms on drum pads.


A Python script reads serial data from two sensors to as stressed or unstressed syllable, then searches the dictionary for words that conform to the established metrical pattern. For one lazy coin (cf Sam Lavigne) a real poet (me) will edit the computer generated output into a “real” poem, that show attendees can cherish forever.


Reading and Writing Electronic Text