Rubenking

Mr Rubenking's 'Breakdown', by John Tranter

The utilisation of digital computers in the deconstruction and reconstruction of writing

Mr Rubenking's Robot
Mr Rubenking's Robot

“History works through hindsight; and the spectacles of hindsight are tinted with irony. The model of art versus disorder was renovated early in the Industrial Revolution in the service of a Romantic idea: the construction of a role for the author as a unique creative presence rescuing spiritual value from chaos — the aristocracy were dead, God had fled, and Nature was covered with factories — and whose job it was to certify the value of a literary work on behalf of its consumers, the bourgeoisie.

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