The Cut'n'Mix Postmodern Word Processor: Poetry Generator, Text Randomizer: Slice and Dice Words!
What is Cut'n'Mix?
Cut'n'Mix is a unique word processing application which helps creative writers generate new ideas through the use of different methods of text randomization and manipulation. Cut'n'Mix expands the pallete of tools available to writers with functions not available in standard word processors:
Automatically blend four input streams of text to achieve a random word mix
Quickly rearrange the positions of words in text using a simulated paper-and-scissors cut-up interface called the "Cut-up Laboratory". (Also commonly referred to as "Fridge Magnet Poetry")
Generate pools of random words from Cut'n'Mix's embedded English dictionary database to inspire creativity
Blend (mashup) words or phrases from up to 4 different text files or "tracks"
Generate random poetry using the "ROBOPOEM" algorithm which automatically calculates rhythm and rhyme
Create new words and names using "word shredding" and "word gluing"
NEW PERMUTATION OF CUT'N'MIX Using IMAGES!
Before development of The Cut'n'Mix application ended in 2012, the final feature was to be a function which would randomly mix words and images. This final version was never released as it proved to be too difficult to add all of the additional required interface controls. Instead, a different application was created called ROBOCOLLAGE. The video below presents a slideshow of some of the random collages created by the ROBOCOLLAGE application:
The background music used in this video is a piece called "The Little Prometheus" a collaboration by Cut'n'Mix/ROBOCOLLAGE creator C.P.Bryan with Steve Lowther and John Bannister, recording together as Stargazer Jazz. More music from the same recording project is available for royalty free use in video productions from the Stargazer Jazz Music Listing Page
In February 2012, Version 5.4 was to be the final release of Cut'n'Mix available for shareware licensing. Later that year Cut'n'Mix ceased to be a commercial "product" with associated bug fixes and technical support... Now, in response to numerous requests, an "as-is" (unsupported), full-function version of Cut'n'Mix is available free of charge:
Tutorials, Demos, Creative Writing Resources and Information about Cut'n'Mix creator C.P.Bryan:
Check out the Cut'n'Mix answer to "magnetic poetry", with the virtual paper and scissors style Cut-up Laboratory. To find out how Cut'nMix helps you astound, confuse and impress the groundlings, try Shakespeare's Brain . To read texts submitted by Cut 'n' Mix users over the years, there is a listing of Experimental Texts. Read a review of a recent film about Brion Gysin, the Canadian artist who is often credited as being the inventor of the "cut-up" method of creative writing. The film is centered around another of his creative inventions used to help expand consciousness and open the doors of perception: The Dream Machine. Cut-n-Mix.com revists a classic text by Edward de Bono: The Use of Lateral Thinking explains how logical, "vertical" thinking constrains the creative process. Creative writers need to throw a wrench in the works to get over writer's block (and other impediments to the imagination). As de Bono himself explains: "It is not possible to look in a different direction by looking harder in the same direction." For a listing of links to other sites featuring subject matter relating to cut-up or experimental writing tools and techniques, check out the resources page. To find out more about the creator of Cut'n'Mix, get to know C.P.Bryan.
C.P.Bryan is currently located in Prince George, British Columbia, CANADA. If you would like more information on Ctu'n'Mix or any of the content found on this site, please contact email@example.com...