J A Lee writes code that writes prose that he edits. He applies his experience in video games and digital print to a software toolkit for remixing text - the Différance Engine. The software deconstructs the narratives of popular culture and then helps to reconstruct them into new combinations that are otherwise impossible without technology. The resulting books are a glimpse into the digital subconscious. Donald Trump emerges as a Gothic self-help guru. Madonna materialises as an anxious template for wannabe stardom. Follow the link for print editions. The next project (late 2019) will come about from software developments for organising narrative components and their structures.
The lack of a Madonna autobiography opens up a tantalising gap for technology to fill. The Madonna you’ll find here is an AI-spliced chimera. The introductory chapter alludes to her early life, her career, and her motivations. The sample chapters that follow are chronological accounts that meander seamlessly between what’s unmistakably her and what could be her in an alternative reality.