Qutoed from Bruce Sterling's Viridian Note 00374:
The Viridian "Embrace the Decay" Contest has a winner! Note these spectacular entries by David Nelson Epstein, Duncan Stewart, Monty Zukowski, and Aubrey LaPuerta. http://www.levitated.net/sterling/contest/index.html
Viridian Contest Judge Lola Brine mellifluously remarks:
"'Spore Ink' Monty Zukowski
gets my vote.
"His generative generations flow and grow so smoothly, like a fluid spill, like time lapse in summer, a winner with his conscious technical merit alone.
"This decay, growth instead, reminding me of something inside my head == of critical rhetorical analysis of text:
"the way it sumptuously, greedily takes a mere scan of a text and sprouts tangential assertions from every unexpecting line and angle.
"And from every noun, from every cultural observation... in a self-asserting stroke of genius masturbation, it grows stems and branches and thickens them into trunks of intellectual ballet and philosophical gunk,
"a dance, a sport, which departs so utterly from the text at hand strangling the life from the author's gest, making it a trellis for the critic's best,
"the text becoming a brick wall in effect, a blackened host, for a parasitic, narcissistic growth of a boast.
"A flagrant display of literature's helpless decay, in the mind of the reader who reads words into words into words into dogma into historical relevance and theoretical smegma, "'Death to the Author' the fractals declare.
"Yes this is my choice: embrace Monty, the winner!"