Statement #1

  1. The throw of the dice

Generative literature, in its broad manifestations, presents itself as an experiment with the creative potential of language. The works presented in this selection aim to draw the reader’s attention to the materiality of language and explore the combinatorial and/or generative nature of the linguistic medium. Each one of these literary texts embodies a view of language as a creative and self-reflexive tool for human expression. They also adopt a critical perspective toward the cultural contexts of contemporary discourses, such as the web as a space for communication and expression, the relationship between natural and computer languages, the materialities of digital inscription, or the issues regarding the writer’s control over a dynamic and often collective and distributed textuality.

1.1 Random words

2.2 Mosaic of quotations