The Apostrophe Engine is a website operated by Intelligent Machines Partner Bill Kennedy and his colleague Darren Wershler. It is the source of the poems in apostrophe, a book published by ECW Press in 2006. The home page of the Apostrophe Engine site presents the full text of a poem called “apostrophe,” written by Bill in 1993. In this digital version of the poem, each line is now a hyperlink which generates an entire new poem with the help of a team of handy robots and the entirety of the internet.
Apostrophe has recently been exhibit the the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, and is coming to Toronto’s Power Plant gallery in 2013.