Stream of consciousness tales of unrequited love algorithmically composed from Craigslist Missed Connections. Each volume takes place in a unique U.S. city.
The Love Unknown collection invites the reader to consider these questions and compare the pick-up rituals of locals across the United States. Are encounters at Wal-Mart more exciting when they happen in Tulsa compared to Toledo? Can an interaction at a Garden Ridge in Dallas compare to crossing paths in Central Park in New York? Is meeting someone at the gym awkward no matter where you live?
The following schematic outlines how the books were composed.
The books are not intended to be traditional narratives, but instead offer an impressionistic texture of the dialects and social exchanges in various cities. The following Amazon review captures this best:
The source code can be viewed here.