Professor Dreier’s Academic Drivel Report

Peter Dreier, who is the Dr. E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, and chair of the Urban and Environmental Policy Department, at Occidental College in Los Angeles, confesses his sins and exposes his academic hoax in a Feb 2016 article for The American Prospect Magazine entitled: Academic Drivel Report “Six years ago I submitted a […]

Computing Gibberish (part 2)

#2 ‘Implementing a Jabberwocky Gibberish Generator’. In contrast to some computer-programme developers who create gibberish by jumbling word-orders (see Computing Gibberish (part 1)) others take a different approach, and scramble the letters of English words (somewhat) to generate pronounceable nonsense words, known as pseudowords or logatomes, similar to those found in ‘ Jabberwocky‘ by Lewis […]

Computing Gibberish (part 1)

#1, ‘Generative Text Generation’ Daniel Shiffman  is Assistant Arts Professor at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. The professor has developed a Markov chain-based Generative Text computer programme which he describes (and provides the code for) here. The programme is able to generate English text which appears at first glance […]