Code in Place 2020: Final Project

by Dmitri R


Ask Nizami: A Poetic Oracle As my final project, I've created an oracle that runs on 12th-century Persian poetry of Nizami Ganjavi, who is considered to be the greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature. As an answer to your question, the program randomly gives one of the ca 2,500 lines from his long narrative poem “The Treasury of Mysteries”. The esoteric and philosophic nature of his poetry gives a huge space for interpretation. To amplify this effect I’ve also added a library of 500 random images to create additional associations, background music (Prince of Persia 1989), typing machine effect, and an image of Nizami.