I’ve watched all the movies, and I’ve read the first chapter of the Philosopher’s Stone. Hardly could I be considered an expert on the subject, but Harry Potter and the associated lore has been around my house long enough for me to get massive appreciation out of what’s been done here.
Someone in their infinite wisdom took every word from the seven book series, and entered them into a “predictive text” algorithm. Subsequently, a chapter of Harry Potter book was created. The ‘book’ is titled “Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash” and the chapter: “The Handsome One.” If you have ever sent a full text using only the next word as selected by your smart phone, and said “This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read” you will get a good chuckle out of this. While you’re reading, remember the phrase: “Mad Libs meets Harry Potter.”
This community of writers, artists and software developers, collaborate with machines and algorithms to create interesting new content. The community is open to everyone, but it certainly not for everyone… It can be found at Botnik.org.