nam shub is a text processor and performance system. it takes the textual content and applies user defined rules to generate visual-, sound- and concrete abstract poetry out of it. these rules consist of operations that change the text or modify the visual appearance.
it is designed as a tool for both creators and performers of text and language oriented arts. you could see it as a combination of a modular live performance system like PD and a text processor.
common text processor programs (like MS Word, Open Office etc.) only offer a very limited range of real text processing tools:
so i rather took my inspiration from music and graphic programs. they usually offer features like:
- realtime interactivity
- scriptable and chainable operations
- lots of different operations
i added functions to remove vowels/consonants, change the order of letters, split words into syllables, random operations on word and letter level, complex substitution and text synthesis etc.
all these functions can be combined and chained trough a powerful scripting language.
nam shub - a text creation and performance environment
the paper about my the software
download nam shub mini - a very limited small branch of the software
windows, english version
windows, german version
OS X 10.5 (might work with 10.4 not sure), english version
or try nam shub micro
- an even more limited online version of the software.