Hit Return

Lee-Price, Simon (2020) Hit Return. Sein und Werden, Summer. pp. 9-11. ISSN 2046-8598

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'Hit Return' is a whimsical/absurdist meditation on the multiple meanings, cultural associations, idiomatic usages, and sounds and rhythms of the English word 'return'. In the spirit of Sein und Werden, I translated the piece into German and back into English again - a return journey so to speak - using DeepL Translate. When I read the transformed English text returned via DeepL, it was like encountering another form of intelligence. I know it is all down to the crunching of complex algorithms, but when you are confronted with the sentences: 'Give back the leg. Give it back. Return it', which ostensibly have their origins in your own text, you can't throw off the uncanny feeling that some*thing* is addressing you.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Dr Simon Lee-Price
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2020 08:07
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2020 08:07
URI: https://bnu.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/18091

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