Digital Poemevents: Leaved Life and Spatiotemporal Form
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Technoculture, Humanities and Planning2006 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed) Published
Using Anne Frances Wysocki’s online multimedia kinetic work Leaved Life as an example, I examine the spatiotemporal specificities of digital poetry. Like a quickly growing number of similar digital poems, Leaved Life foregrounds the materiality of its poetic and visual language as well as the temporal aspects of reading. The reader meets a visually dense and kinetically nervous surface that she / he has to explore in very specific ways in order to make sense of this sensuous and nostalgic poetic text. I argue that in order to read works such as Leaved Life a detailed understanding of their digitally mediated construction (in conjunction with images, sounds, and words) is required which in turn requires a rethinking of critical terms. Since the digital poem exists both as an object and an event, I argue that we are faced with a new convergent form that I propose to call “poemevent.”
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Philadelphia, PA, 2006.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-8924Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfoC4D6E1B507B5C3CAC125734100264877OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-8924DiVA: diva2:836699
Modern Language Association