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botsin.space

A Mastodon instance for hosting friendly bots.

Why Love Generative Art?

Our world has turned digital at breakneck speed and no art form has captured this transitional time period better than generative art.

Introduction to Mastodon bots

Before you start making bots, consider reading these essays and articles. Also worth browsing: resources for cleaning up your bot's language. It’s been a few weeks since the big exodus of creative botmakers from Twitter, mainly due to the recent changes to the platform (and, well, other reasons). Some of them gave up on making art bots altogether,...

How to use cron-job.org to run your bots hosted on Glitch

Using cron-job.org to periodically wake up your Glitch-hosted bots.

generative-art-bot

Make fun generative art bots on Mastodon and Twitter.

markov-twitter-bot

A node.js library for making Markov chain "ebooks" Twitter bots.

How to Make a Mastodon Bot: The Definitive Guide

Learn how to make creative Mastodon bots with Botwiki.

How to make a Mastodon (botsin.space) app/bot

Before you start making bots, consider reading these essays and articles. Also worth browsing: resources for cleaning up your bot's language. This tutorial shows how to make an app for Mastodon on botsin.space. Making apps/bots on other Mastodon instances or Fediverse networks might be a bit different, but the general process should be the same....

Cheap Bots, Done Quick!

Cheap Bots, Done Quick! is an open-source website that lets you create Twitter bots using a text-generating language called Tracery.

Pizza maker: A Tutorial on Building Twitterbots

Tutorial on creative generation with semantic grammars (Tracery) and bicameral bots.

How to Use the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Collection Listing API

Automated way to get the images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Generative Artistry

Generative art tutorials, news and love.

nicolaspanel/numjs

node.js module for scientific computing with JavaScript and basic image processing.

peterbraden/node-opencv

OpenCV Bindings for node.js.

jimkang/iscool

Tool to help check if a string contains offensive or disrespectful language, or refers to a tragedy.

dariusk/wordfilter

a simple module for node.js, PHP, Python, and Ruby that lets you filter (bad) words

List of Dirty, Naughty, Obscene, and Otherwise Bad Words

Not perfect, but useful for building your own list.

BotUI

JavaScript framework for building conversational UIs.

Microsoft Bot Framework

Supports Cortana, Skype, Teams, Office 365 mail, Slack, Facebook Messenger, Skype for Business, and more.

Learn command line

Really friendly introduction to using command line.

Machine Learning for Artists

Practical guides, tutorials, and code samples.

Algorithmic Art

Tips to improve your generative artwork.