Surrealist Games

“A Book of Surrealist Games” compiled by Alastair Brotchie and edited by Mel Gooding is a small collection of oulipian games with text and image that one can play (and which were played.) They suggest games that the computer could play with text.

For example “The Exquisite Corpse” is a game where one person writes an article and adjective. The paper is folded and another person writes a noun. Then someone writes a verb, then another writes another article and adjective and finally another noun is written. You get something like:

The exquisite | corpse | shall drink | the new | wine.

See page 25. These games suggest we need an anti TAPoR portal for playful text tranformation tools.