New Directions in Digital Poetry

New Directions in Digital Poetry

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As poets continue to use digital media technology, functionalities of computing extend aesthetic possibilities in documents focusing attention on crafting verbal content. Utility of these machines and tools enables multiple types of compounded articulation (combinations of verbal, visual, animated, and interactive elements). Building larger public awareness of the mechanics of digital poetry, New Directions in Digital Poetry aspires to influence the formation of writing with media in literary society of the future, specifically as a record of a particular technological era. Emerging from these studies is that digital poetry as a WWW-based, networked form happens 'in stages', 'on stages'. Few works require singular responses from viewers - both composition of works and viewing them are processes involving multiple steps and visual scenarios. For anyone interested in the interplay of poetry and technology, this book provides an informed look at digital poetry in its contemporary state. In the process of performing qclose readings, q Funkhouser makes suggestions and provides methods for viewing works, for audiences perhaps unfamiliar with mechanical and semiotic conventions being used.These other a#39;voicesa#39; and ghost voices and images a€“ part of every sampling a€“ become a type of virtual oracle or medium ... If only fractionally, Zellena#39;s project traces random aspects of global culture a€“ as filtered through news and other media a€“ that can be re-traced in the archive configured by the site. ... Information taken (and reduced) from the comic arts particularly promote the artistic qualities of her work, as more influences and considerations for participation spice up the equation.

Title:New Directions in Digital Poetry
Author:C.T. Funkhouser
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA - 2012-01-19


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