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Tom Jenks - The Tome of Commencement

Tom Jenks' The Tome of Commencement (a Rogetification of the Book of Genesis) is a Synonymical translation of the first book of the Old Testament. Jenks is interested in Oulipian mathematical/aleatory experiments and uses current technologies to create his texts. In his previous work An Anatomy of Melancholy Jenks created an assemblage of every tweet mentioning the word "melancholy" during the calendar month of January, commonly agreed to be the most depressing month of the year. The Tome of Commencement is created using spreadsheets containing the original text and a list of synonyms…

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Date: 4 February 2015

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