Wizard Jam 9: It’s Not Easy Being Pentametron

“It’s Not Easy Being Pentametron” by Joe Russell.

“Match up an unending stream of tweets to make rhyming iambic pentameter couplets. Also you are a robot.”


Ever wondered how a Twitter bot actually works? It turns out that they get printouts of tweets and have to select them manually, fitting to their job description! The best results then get moved into a special machine, which will scan all the papers and tweet them. At least, that is what “It’s Not Easy Being Pentametron” told me. In this game, the robot has to assemble tweets to little poems like “[1] the intersection modifies the cone [2] Damn Rodgers with the broken collar bone” to become the best semi-automatic lyricist in the digital sphere. [PLAY]

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