machine writing

machine writing

Simon Browne

see also editing, typing

This text is being written on a QWERTY keyboard, through a browser, using a software called “Etherpad” that records every changeset---every typed key of the characters that are added or deleted. The software is logging these changes fast enough that it appears to be happening in real time. I can also go back through every previous changeset to older versions with the granularity of the individual character. This is the liminal space between texts; in split-seconds of processing where human writing is manipulated by machine writing.


Image: QWERTY keyboard layout