Minnesota Nice Ice

A working draft of a poem book that explores computers and language. Each piece in the collection is passed through IBM Watson’s Tone Analyzer to examine how the artificial intelligence AI software program interprets my writing. Most of the pieces come from my Medium account where I’ve posted poems and other writings during a break up of a long term relationship, settled into Minneapolis, Minnesota, and worked to find a job. Each piece is dated. The work in these two documents are similar, one is a Acrobat .pdf file and one is a Microsoft Word .docx file. I am going to transition away from writing independently for a while, and explore writing poems with the IBM Watson Poem Generator mentioned at the end of the document below. The details of how this poem generator was made can be found at this Medium article. Next task is to learn how to modify the code of the poem generator and to incorporate it and its modifications into phone and web apps. The code for the poem generator can be found on Github.

Poem Book with IBM Watson analysis:

MinnesotaNiceIce_08242017.pdf

About kayaerbil

I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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