I Know What You're Thinking is a "stream of consciousness" poetry generator
that reanimates the bored and restless texts residing on your hard drive.
I Know What You're Thinking is your computer speaking to you, retelling
all of the stories that you have told it, chopping them up, splicing the bits
into something new, something you never imagined. I Know What You're Thinking
dredges up slices of five year-old emails and ten year-old term papers and presents
them to you afresh. Every time your computer is idle for more than a moment,
I Know What You're Thinking is there, exposing your history one little chunk
at a time.
I Know What You're Thinking trolls the host machine's hard drive(s)
for all the text (.txt) and Eudora/Outlook mailboxes (.mbx) it can find. It
then writes random chunks of text from these various files to the screen, in
five streams. Each stream has its own particular appearance, and varies in size
and on-screen duration, creating a motion collage of different layers of semi-transparent
text. The result is a disconcertingly intimate and schizophrenically lyrical
look into your activities on that machine.
Clicking on a chunk of text will open the source file in Notepad, so you can
decide whether or not to get rid of that embarrasing reference to your aunt's
urinary tract infection.