The Cut'n'Mix Postmodern Word Processor:
The Cut'n'Mix project started out as a means to automate the "Cut-up" (creative writing) technique in the form of a rudimentary Windows application I first developed in 1997. It gradually morphed into a tool for generating ideas and names for enterprises, products or pop groups. The point was to facilitate one part of the naming process that can be programmed into a software application: random selection. There is usually some element of randomness either in finding the pool of candidate words or in making the final combination. The Grateful Dead derived their name from a combination of two words randomly selected from the dictionary. The moral of the story is that the more random combinations of letters and words that you can come up with, the more likely you are to stumble across something worthwhile... Since the release of Windows 7 and 8, the codebase of Cut'n'Mix (developed for Windows 98 and XP) has more or less reached the point where bug fixes and enhancements are too time-consuming... Thus development of Cut'n'Mix has been frozen at the version 5.4 level... However, due to numerous requests the application is now available free of charge on an "AS IS" basis only.
Cut'n'Mix is a unique word processing application which helps creative writers generate new ideas through the use of different methods of text randomization and manipulation. Cut'n'Mix expands the pallete of tools available to writers with functions not available in standard word processors:
Check out the Cut'n'Mix Tutorial Videos HERE.
In February 2012, Version 5.4 was to be the final release of Cut'n'Mix available for shareware licensing. Later that year Cut'n'Mix ceased to be a commercial "product" with associated bug fixes and technical support... Now, in response to numerous requests, an "as-is" (unsupported), full-function version of Cut'n'Mix is available free of charge:
Cut'n'Mix User Manual (PDF format)
DOWNLOAD Cut'n'Mix V5.4 Installer
(Zipped Windows installer, 6 MB)
ROBOCOLLAGE Automatic Collage Generator:
ROBOCOLLAGE stores images and text in an embedded database to be selected randomly for automatic construction of a web page MASHUP. And when I say "mashup" I mean really mashed up: The image files are just strewn and layered randomly across the page... In addition to randomly drawing from this pool of prefab web page elements, the program also optionally allows for mixing up digital photos or artwork from a user-designated folder. The version 1.2 release is now free for personal use*. To view examples of artwork created with the ROBOCOLLAGE, Go to the Automatic Collage Gallery. To find out more details about the application, go to the ROBOCOLLAGE Information Page.
* ROBOCOLLAGE Usage conditions and disclaimers: The FREE, unlicensed download of ROBOCOLLAGE Version 1.2 is intended to be used for personal entertainment only. No guarantees of fitness for any purpose are made. Sharing, redistribution or posting the application installer on your website (or any other type of commercial exploitation) is prohibited.
All images pre-loaded into the application are copyrighted © 2013-2019 by C.P.Bryan (and are registered with a 3rd party copyright registration agency). If you want to upload any robocollages containing the pre-loaded artwork to any websites or online services, OR otherwise publish them in print of any other media, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for permission.
Questions and comments about Cut'n'Mix software should be directed to email@example.com