Voznesensky triumphantly told me about the well-known Soviet mathematician and designer of electronic computers Andrei Kolmogorov, who for several years analyzed texts and sent his assistant to poetry-readings with the intention of finding the 'linguistic key' to versification and constructing a computer which would replace various poets.What Kolmogorov needed was Trurl's Electronic Bard....
Wednesday, October 06, 2004
Kolmogorov and poetry
An interesting anecdote about Andrei Kolmogorov, from Moscow Summer, by Mihajlo Mihajlov:
Posted by Suresh Venkatasubramanian at 10/06/2004 11:29:00 PM