PBS is currently re-airing the first season of the great BBC show Luther. In Episode 4, DCI John Luther, played by Idris Elba, employed the “cut-up technique” to police investigations. He credits it to David Bowie:
This is clearly similar to the surrealist game “Exquisite Corpse,” in which three people collaborate to make a single artwork without ever seeing the others’ contributions until the work is finished. This strategy has been employed in poetry (kind of an artier version of Mad Libs), but the game is more often associated with drawing:
. . . subtitled “A Creepy Book of Mix and Match Book of Gross Face Mutations,” . . .
. . . being inspired by the Exquisite Corpse game.