Magnetic poetry-writer automaton


15 Responses to “Magnetic poetry-writer automaton”

  1. Takuan says:

    gives me an ideer… magnetic fridge poetry words, tumbler, sorter/aligner, conveyor, critics….

  2. Anonymous says:

    He was probably having a hard time getting it in focus because he wasn’t using a lens with a shallow depth of focus, evindenced by the crisp focus of the gentleman holding up the purple papers, bearded face.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I’m not quite sure what I’m seeing here?

  4. Anonymous says:

    I only see ten seconds of video, and cannot see what is going on, is this a problem on my end?

  5. Cornan says:

    Whoops. Just posted as anonymous, but I was trying to quote Anon @ #9. I’m really not sure what it is I’m looking at here.

  6. Anonymous says:

    is it a tiny guy sitting at a desk writing?

  7. nanuq says:

    How it is with iambic pentameter?

  8. x99901 says:

    seems like you may have uploaded the wrong take?

  9. nosehat says:

    Did you link the wrong video?

    This was 10 seconds of what looked like setup.

  10. Jake0748 says:

    I’m also seeing about 10 seconds of video and then it quits.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Often people move in too close with video cams. Most cams can’t focus close enough to resolve a tiny object like this one – yer better off staying farther away and keeping it sharp. Or learn how to use macro. I shoot video for a living, I’m sorry, I see this all the time and it just bugs the living daylights out of me. Can’t people see that the darn thing is blurry?

  12. plainclothedman says:

    There appears to be a little man sitting at a desk with a quill pen on top of the contraption…

  13. x99901 says:

    i thought the previous video in mr. doctorow’s flickr stream was better.

  14. KidDork says:

    Is it the Atom, or Hank Pym? Because Pym is getting around these days…

  15. Anonymous says:

    i wanted that machine to be randomly pulling pieces of magnetic poetry and putting them together. I guess i had the wrong idea.

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