Gradient Portrait (“scraped from the web to output”)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 859

skin-sm.jpg

bad art and worse skin library trained
using google’s tensorflow machine learning
learns libraries and skin escape
creator suspends exhibited sets of traits
as part of a twenty-seventeen solo show
scraped from the web to output unique gradient portraits
exhibited on the sponsors’ skin
creator suspends all precious trains

The last announcer plays the last record
The last watt leaves the transmitter
Circles the globe in search of a listener
… This is a real goddamn emergency
Shellac

Nightcrawler tried to creep / I smelled sucker’s approach
Open Mike Eagle

We sit and feel Fun City die.
Marc Laidlaw