Grimmz by Palina Pol

What if machines could write stories?
What are the boundaries between creativity and automation? These are the questions I asked myself when I started working on 'Grimmz' - a fairy-tale generator, based on the enigmatic Grimm brothers stories and narrative patterns.

Grimmz is a data driven project. The generator uses Grimm brothers stories database for editing and making new ones based on Vladimir Propp's theory - a Soviet folklorist who analysed the fairy-tales, with a conclusion that all the fairy-tales based on the same narrative pattern are made of 32 functions (31+0). I took this theory and designed a platform where you can add/remove these functions in every story and change its pattern - while the story receives a new path and narrative.