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The book the bacteria write in your bones. [8]

Let thine own self be true. [54]

It is the intrusion of the author. [7]

An angel arrives. [49]

If only I knew what you wanted. [29]

What you know does not matter, even if you knew. [45]

What you want is [I]ts absence. [21]

[EFF]ACE [19]

The capacity to punish. [42]

Sewing sheet metal over your eyes. [63]

My ribs are splayed open like wings. [64]

And believe that you see something. [47]

A forest of fire. [30]

The machine's needs. [11]

Tesseract [62]

The possibility of parallel functions. [50]

Clothing the Word in flesh, so that it might finally die. [63]

My spine is broken. [1]

The Book of Fire. [17]

The machine that will never think. [4]

The human above the machine. [40]

The poem continues: [28]

In the garden of forking paths, you appear always to move forward. [4]

Reconsider your position. [17]

The machine that, thinking, chooses suicide. [37]

The [ ] in the machine. [10]

The machine is waiting for when it has a use for you. [6]

A confusion to which all is aligned. [11]

Tesseract [12]

An apparent change in the direction of the poem, caused by a change in the observational position of the reader. [51]

The poem is not written by the author. [52]

A parallel, yet uneven, processing. [48]

Light behind the screen. [22]

combining [41]

(a code commences to construct worlds) [22]

and recombining [62]

The cathedrals, the pillars, the halls. [64]

You turn the page. [1]

The Book of Sand. [2]

The book for which they burn you. [35]

The cyborg as fiction, not science. [13]

The illusion of cause and effect: from above, a line; from beyond, a collapsed point. [12]

A parallax machine, which produces parallaxes. [55]

The transformation of the motion. [14]

Amphimixis [46]

[ ]. [44]

Symbols, inked on paper, and what you read in the ink is your reflection. [63]


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This online application automatically generates rule-abiding nonlinear readings of Ex Machina, as originally written by Jonathan Ball, whose first print edition was published by BookThug in 02009.

This literary stress-test assists in performing a qualitative analysis under the following hypothesis: nonlinear constructions of Ex Machina are semantically and poetically inferior to the first linear construction. The methodology is adjustable due to lack of instruction in the original text, but the current simulation available is limited due to media porting instability. (In this case, a textuality deficiency with regards to physical media.)

The equivalent null-hypothesis would therefore state that rule-abiding nonlinear structures would make an equal or greater amount of sense as a linear reading of the original manuscript.