This page hosts a series of "How-To" videos demonstrating how the Cut 'n' Mix application can help creative writers generate new ideas through the use of different methods of text randomization and manipulation. The first video explains the basic layout of Cut'n'Mix and shows how to use the application as a cut-up engine (otherwise known as "fridge magnet poetry"). The second video shows how multi-source text mixing combined with word shredding and gluing can help in the process of finding new names for businesses, domains, products or even rock bands. The third video shows how to use the "ROBOPOEM" poetry-generating algorithms to rearrange text into robotic poetry.
Video #1: Cut'n'Mix Basics
The initial purpose of Cut'n'Mix was to provide a computer-based cut-up workspace: to offer a digital approach to the paper-and-scissors cut-up technique which has been used by creative writers for decades. This video demonstrates the cut-up engine function of Cut'n'Mix: