# linking-together

Eli Mellen

01/04/2024, 9:32 PM
Sure, you can write poetry and stories with large-language models like ChatGPT. But what about small-language models handcrafted by humans?! In this course you will discover the joys of working with small, bespoke language models that you create, which in turn “write” procedurally-generated texts of all sorts. In the process we’ll explore the long history of collaborating with computers to write poetry and narrative. By the end of the class, you’ll be able to use HTML, Javascript, and Twine to generate texts of your own devising. You’ll also get a handle on exactly why a humanist might want to play around with procedurally-generated texts or make their own. No programming experience is required. No experience is in fact preferred!