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DIGITAL MYSTICISM is a free SMS bot, text it anything and receive a mystical aphorism/line of poetry generated by GPT-2 trained with mystical texts, lyrics and poetry from all over the world. 

The work is heavily inspired by fal-e Hafez, a tradition of divination in Iranian culture. We ask a question, and pick a poem by 14th century poet Hafez at random - our interpretation of the poem offers answers and solutions. 

The digital world opens portals to everywhere, and every way of life. It’s so hard to know what to believe, and even harder to reach a consensus. Everyone wants something different. There are so many options. I've fed all of these contradictions to a robot, looking for simple truth among the confusion. Sometimes what it says makes sense, sometimes it doesn’t. But often, it’s beautiful. Often, it reveals a glimpse of my own heart’s truth. I hope it does the same for you. Have fun!

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