When one thinks of poetry, perhaps Neruda or Eliot or Shane Koyczan come to mind. One doesn't usually think of Boolean strings or close tags, but Stanford University is looking to change that. It recently hosted its first annual Code Poetry Slam, a competition to turn computer code into poetry.
Leslie Wu, a doctoral student in computer science and one of eight finalists, won with her poem "Say 23." Wearing Google Glass, she wrote her code -- projected onto a screen -- while speaking each word out loud. When she was finished, she ran the script she … Read more