Word.camera is an image-to-text narrator: a "camera" that automatically generates poetry from photographs using machine intelligence. When an image is captured, a set of artificial neural networks caption that image, then expand the caption into a poem, which the device prints out on receipt paper, like an instant Polaroid-style photograph. The camera and computer are housed inside an antique large-format film camera on a wooden tripod in order to provide visitors with context for the experience. Along with the physical camera, users may use word.camera on their computers and smartphones by visiting https://word.camera

Ross Goodwin
Ross Goodwin is a creative technologist, artist, hacker, data scientist, and former White House ghostwriter. He employs machine-learning, natural language processing, and other computational tools to realize new forms and interfaces for written language. His work has been discussed by the New York Times, CBS News, VICE Motherboard, Gizmodo, Engadget, TechCrunch, CNET, Forbes, Slate, FastCompany, the Huffington Post, and other publications. He has exhibited or spoken at the International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA) DocLab in Amsterdam, the TriBeCa Film Festival Interactive Showcase in New York, the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York, the Phi Center in Montreal, the MIT Media Lab, and other venues.