Unknown Unknowns are written by ghostwriters, computers and other automatic means. They are compiled rather than authored. Words are considered for their monetary value over meaning. Observations take place through surveillance rather than experience.
The Search Query Self-Help Series are titled after private search queries discovered through analytics software. Each is composed by a ghostwriter hired to respond to the question.
The Love Unknown Romance Series are based on Craigslist's Missed
Connections. These postings are collected by city and then
algorithmically recombined to create first person romance narratives.These editions are also available on kindle and can be seen at loveunknown.org.
Interested in sharing a dataset? Publishing computer-generated texts? Discussing Natural Language Processing? Or just confused?
Please contact through the contact link or email editor (at) unknownunknowns.org.