I posted earlier this month about my son's "RoboWheat" robotics project at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he is a senior industrial design major. Another project is what he calls a bloog, a machine that ingests real-time blog posts and produces synthesized content from them. I'll let him describe it:
Here is the finished project of what I wrote about here - a machine that scrambles the words and sentences of real-time blog posts, based on the look of a 1960’s Moog synthesizer. It pulls in any RSS feed (for demonstration I used Technorati to create one that fetches all new net-wide blog posts about ‘music,’ har har). The knobs and sliders scroll through the text and add or subtract words from the screen, creating new ideas from the existing sentences.
Link: AndrewHaarsager.com. I note that one of the categories he filed this under is "Useless," but I don't know about that. It might improve the content of many blog posts. ;-) --Dennis