Spin a book

{Spin|Spam} a Commission

Summary: {Books|Art|Culture|Lifestyle|Tradition} on the spinner. (55 Chr)

Abstract (337 Words)

The {Spin|Spam} a Book project is an attempt to re-live {Literature|Art|Culture|Lifestyle|Tradition} and provide new meaningful experiences through text spinning by using the tools established by spammers all over the world to spread spam to recreate and generate culture. Spinning is a method to build multiple variation of text through the use of a thesaurus by selecting random synonyms to replace the original words or phrases; transforming the original text into a unique spun version.

The first step in the spinning process is to create a spintax version of the text. Spintax is a text string formatted in a way that include all the relevant synonyms to a word inside of it, once the spintax is composed we use an algorithm to create unique variation out of it.

The {Spin|Spam} a Book project will virally spread the heritage of spin culture and literature through traditional and nontraditional platforms. While our main focus of distribution is the online publication spinabook.com, we will like to extend the project reach to real life events (spun poetry reading), reproduction of popular plays, publication of hard covers and educational component (integration into school system curriculum).

We find that exposure to text spinning has a very positive effect on our brains. People who interface spun text had shown increased creativity, cultural awareness and tolerance. An attempt to explain this may be that, we are so used to using the same words in our own thoughts, that when the spinner confront us with random alternative, our immediate reaction is to doubt it, but our subconscious recognize the value in it. Once our brain gets more familiar with spinning, it is automatically looking for random alternatives, almost like shaking the dust of the words we got used to thinking with. This obviously is being seeded in our brains and has an effect both on our internal process as well as the way we respond to external stimulations.

Project URL: Spinabook.com
Project Location: Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.

What is Spinning?

Spinning is a way to generate multiply variation of text through the use of synonyms. Lets look at the following text for example:

I had the feeling that if it were perfectly quiet, if I could hear nothing, I would never wake up. Something in the world had to pull me back, for every night I went down deep, and if I had any sensation during sleep, it was of going deeper and deeper, trying to reach a point, a line or border.
James Dickey, Deliverance  Read More

When we create a spin version of it, we use what is called in the spinning world a Spintax - a text which will include a variety of synonyms to the original words. The spintax will be something like the following:

I {had|experienced|acquired|got|received} {the feeling|the sensation|the impression|the opinion|the} {that if|when|that when|if|that in case} {it|this|that|the idea|the item} {were|had been|have been|ended up|were being} {perfectly|completely|flawlessly|correctly|properly} {quiet|peaceful|calm|tranquil|silent}, {if|in the event that|when|in case|in the event} I {could|might|can|may|could possibly} {hear|listen to|notice|pick up|find out} {nothing|absolutely nothing|practically nothing|nothing at all|almost nothing}, I {would never|would not|could not} {wake up|awaken|get up|wake|arise}. {Something|Some thing|One thing|A thing|Anything} {in the world|on the planet|on earth|on the globe|on this planet} {had to|needed to|were required to|was required to|must} {pull|draw|take|move|yank} me {back|back again|again|rear|returning}, {for every|for each|for each and every|for every single|for any} {night|evening|night time|nighttime|nights} I {went down|transpired|took place|occurred|was lost} {deep|heavy|strong|serious|deeply}, {and if|and when|of course, if|if|in case} I {had|experienced|acquired|got|received} {any|any kind of|virtually any|just about any|almost any} {sensation|feeling|experience|discomfort|experiencing} {during sleep|while asleep|while sleeping|throughout sleep|whilst sleeping}, {it was|it had been|it absolutely was|it turned out|ıt had been} {of|associated with|regarding|involving|connected with} {going|heading|proceeding|planning|intending} {deeper|much deeper|further|more deeply|greater} {and|as well as|and also|along with|in addition to} {deeper|much deeper|further|more deeply|greater}, {trying to|attempting to|wanting to|looking to|seeking to} {reach|achieve|attain|accomplish|get to} {a point|a place|a spot|an area|an argument}, {a|the|any|a new|some sort of} {line|collection|series|range|brand} {or|or even|or perhaps|as well as|or maybe} {border|edge|boundary|national boundaries|line}.

In order to compose this into a readable text, we use a simple algorithm which would randomly select one word from each of the words between the brackets in the Spintax version, so the final version of the James Dickey,Deliverance text may become: Suppliance

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Use the Live Spinner below to see for yourself. Type your spintax on the left and click the {Spin|Spam} button.

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Why Spinning

Though there are great books out there, throughout the years many of them got dated, we got tired of reading the same text over and over. Spinning gives us the opportunity to relive these books, read them again as a whole new experience and discover a different spin on what we thought we knew so well. The spintax result may not be what you'll expect to be reading or perhaps not make as much sense, spinning may make the original text more abstract, with a unusual flow, some words may connect oddly with other spun words, this is all a part of the spinning experience.

Spinning | Spamming

Prior to reaching the world of literature, Spinning originated as a spamming tool, enabling spammers to easily duplicate content yet keep it unique in the eyes of search engines. Without realizing the gift they had given to spun literature. While this may sound dark to you at first, think about it, if a writer would re-write another book with completely new words, isn't that an original artwork? so what is really the difference when we let a script do the same, perhaps it is an opportunity to create automated culture.

Our Mission

At {Spin|Spam} a book we take pride in introducing all type of readers to spun literature, we find the awareness that comes with exposure to spintax plays a huge role in the growth of vocabulary and ways of communication, situating our brains in the constant phase of looking for alternatives is how learning and evolving occurs. While spun text is a fun way to re-live and celebrate many of the old title, at the same time it is apart of our global responsibility to preserve culture, introduce it to younger generations in a new way and provide experienced readers with a fresh journey.

The Rate

All {Spin|Spam} a book title are spun in a rate of 72%-90% unique rate, this means that we make sure to spin almost every word in the book and find the proper alternative for each word or phrase. The reason we keep such a high spun standard is to provide our readers a real unique experience with every line, after all we are not trying to copy the original books. The result of a heavily spun text may not always be easily digestable, yet it is assured to have the most intriguing combination. often in a spun book you'll encounter text which will require deeper digestion and thoughts, as some words are spun individually and some as a part of combined phrase.

The Outcome

We believe that spinning may play a huge part in our evolution, creative development and perhaps our ability to co-exist. Within the few experiments we have done, we found that people who have been exposed on a regular base to spinning developed higher level of tolerance to others while becoming more receptive to different ideas. Once our brain is situated with random alternative to thoughts we already developed, it automatically continue this process and extend the normal way of thinking. in a world where modern narcissism surround us, spinning may be the initiation of a cure. perhaps the next time you'll hear someone saying "my head is spinning" you too will become more receptive as you identify the creative process you witnessed.

On The Spinner

Scope Description Timeline Budget
Quality Control Automated spin books are really fun to read, but may need some human touch to preper them for the readers so they have a smoother more enjoyable reading experience. At times the spinner could spin words that may break the flow and it is crucial for any spun book to go through proofreading or as we like to call it proofspinning, to assure the final text is of the highest quality. The proofreading process of spun books is very similar to the traditional one, and take much time and care. Each of the book has to be read by a professional proofreader, commented and revised. On Going $200-$500 per book
Variety Offering a variety of titles in the spinabook.com library is an essential step in the growth of spun literature, as appealing to a larger number of reader and currently there is a limited amount of books in our library. The process of creating more title involve some automated steps such as the extraction of text from the original titles and creating the spintax, Things like proofreading, layouts, content creation and seeding are handled manually and take much time and labor, as we strive to provide more titles to our readers we will like to increase the effort in putting more titles out. 3-6 Months $100 per book
SOTD SOTD (Spin Of The Day) is a daily email containing a spun anecdote, usually a quote, its spintax and a spin. Subscribers of SOTD can also go to the site, create their own spins as well as comment on the current spin. Maintaining the SOTD mailing list involved in creating on going spins on a daily basis, as well as supporting the mailing processing fee of amazon SES - http://aws.amazon.com/ses/pricing/, as our list is growing this may become a crucial issue. On Going $0.10 per thousand emails
Hardcovers While the format of epubs is the main focus of our distribution, We strongly believe in spreading the beauty of spun objects beyond the virtual world. Providing our reader with printed title is an essential step in the evolution of spun literature as well as a pivotal element in raising the awareness of it. We set a goal of printing at least a limited edition of spun title throughout the following year, Due to the cost of printing these may first be collector items, though we will like to increase the production and have them available and affordable for every spun literature fan. 6-9 Months $150 per book
Distribution Increasing the awareness around spun literature and culture is one of our main goals, to do so we have committed to bring into the light spun titles for as many potential readers as possible. From the nature of this project, the main methods behind our distribution strategy are rooted with the most cutting edge spamming tools such as SENuke, Scrapebox, Xrumers, SickSubmitter, VPN, Proxies, captcha solving services (deathbycaptcha) and other upcoming technologies to maintain the highest SEO rates around relevant topics to our spuns. Keeping up with the cost of spamming is a crucial part of our on going operation and will determine our integration with non spun literature online. On Going $100 per month
Hosting Maintaining a high traffic site where users can freely have access to our library and download spun titles require us to use a dedicated hosting server with a class 3 IP address which is subjected to the fees of our hosting company. On Going $100 per month
Spun Poetry As a part of bringing the spun culture into the real world we will like to initiate a series of spun poetry reading, focusing on different events, topics and poets. While we will be happy to provide the spuns, setting up the spun poetry may involve in collaborating with various organizational - performance spaces as well as volunteer readers. On Going TBD
Spin a Play To Spin or not to Spin? - To establish a stronger integration with traditional mediums, we have started the process of producing a spin play - Eternal Rest of a Store Assistant (Death of a Salesman), which will involve creating the right relation with a space that can host the production as well as a build of a production team or a collaboration with an existing one. 6-12 Months TBD
Youth Spinning Exposing future generations to spin literature may play a huge role in the continuation of our culture and their interest in reading, We'll like to help schools integrate spin titles into their curriculum and provide kids with alternatives to traditional reading which may not appeal to them. Currently we are in the process of exploring and understanding the requirement involved in integrating and creating such a program, we could certainly use an assistance in establishing the connections to manifest this. 1-12 Months TBD
A Spin on a Spin While we enjoy spinning, we would like to always keep it alive and relevant, we are constantly seeking new technologies and ideas of how to enhance the spinning experience. A prime example for that may be the rhymed title of The Catcher in the Rye - The Cat Hair in the Rice, were we used the rhyme dictionary (rhymezone) to rhyme rather than spin the title, we would love to explore the possibility of creating full rhymed titles, this may involve in integration or a build of rhyme database. 1-12 Months TBD
FREE Synonym Creating spun titles is a task utilizing a high quality synonym database. Currently we are using commercial services to spin our titles such as The Best Spinner and Spinnerchief, while these may provide a good commercial solution, there are a few databases out there, though the free one are at a low quality of synonyms, while the commercial one are simply too expensive. we will like to initiate the creation of a high quality, free, user generated open source downloadable synonym database that anyone can integrate into their production and development at an affordable/free rate. 1-12 Months TBD
Total TBD

Spin Samples

I would like to invite you to explore the site spinabook.com, where you can experience spin culture and literature, subscribe to spin of the day and download spin books, some of the videos on the site may also give you an idea about the nature of spin text and culture which I hope you'll enjoy and embrace. Here are a few of my personal favorite titles:

Conflict Guild

By: Glen Barkie
Inspierd by: Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club.

Gambling Establishment Royale

By: Jessie Linenberg
Inspierd by: Ian Fleming, Casino Royale (James Bond 007).

The Awesome Guilstorf

By: Barney Crombie
Inspierd by: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.

Atlas Gesture

By: Shirley Stubbs
Inspierd by: Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged.

Spin Images

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Beyond the spinner

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