It would seem there’s no end to the ways Jim Davis’s Garfield can be put to creative use.

Josh Millard recently launced Garkov which applies the Markov model (which is completely beyond me) to Garfield strips. I’m not sure about the theoretical backgrournd, but it seems that this generates new strips based on existing ones, which at least look and feel like genuine strips, but on closer look lack all coherence and plot typical for a human narrative.

Needless to say, this kind of thing tickles our interest. Josh also was so kind as to provide a full list of other Garfield experiments.

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2 Responses to Garkov

  1. Josh Millard says:

    Aw heck, thanks for the mention. Glad you like it. (And Markov theory isn’t too bad at all, really; I ought to try and do a one-page layman’s writeup some time. Here’s a decent but imperfect explanation I wrote up for a similar project a while back.)

    As far as the Garfield remix round-up, yeah — I’ve been entertained and delighted by the varied Garfieldiana folks have been putting together in the last few years, and having a semi-canonical list of them just seemed like the right (and utilitarian) thing to do.

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