By Swiss, Thomas; Morris, Adalaide Kirby

New media poetry—poetry composed, disseminated, and browse on computers—exists in numerous configurations, from digital files that may be navigated and/or rearranged by way of their "users" to kinetic, visible, and sound fabrics via on-line journals and information like UbuWeb, PennSound, and the digital Poetry middle. not like mainstream print poetry, which assumes a bounded, coherent, and self-conscious speaker, new media poetry assumes a synergy among people and clever machines. The essays and artist statements during this quantity discover this synergy's continuities and breaks with previous poetic practices, and its profound implications for the future.

through including new media poetry to the examine of hypertext narrative, interactive fiction, computing device video games, and different electronic paintings varieties, New Media Poetics extends our figuring out of the pc as an expressive medium, showcases works which are visually arresting, aurally charged, and dynamic, and strains the lineage of latest media poetry via print and sound poetics, procedural writing, gestural abstraction and conceptual paintings, and activist groups shaped via emergent poetics.

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Giselle Beiguelman, John Cayley, Alan Filreis, Loss Pequeño Glazier, Alan Golding, Kenneth Goldsmith, N. Katherine Hayles, Cynthia Lawson, Jennifer Ley, Talan Memmott, Adalaide Morris, Carrie Noland, Marjorie Perloff, William Poundstone, Martin Spinelli, Stephanie Strickland, Brian Kim Stefans, Barrett Watten, Darren Wershler-Henry

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Narcisystems” (from “Delimited Meshings: A White Paper)” Cauldron & Net 3 (Spring). html January 28, 2005). (accessed Miller, Laura. 1998. ” New York Times Book Review, March 15, Bookends. Mitchell, William J. 2003. Me++: The Cyborg Self and the Networked City. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Montfort, Nick. 2003a. “[Introduction] As We May Think” by Vannevar Bush. In The New Media Reader, ed. N. Wardrip-Fruin and N. Montfort, 35–36. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Montfort, Nick. 2003b. Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction.

New York: Technology Press. Wittgenstein, Ludwig. 1953. Philosophical Investigations. Trans. G. E. M Anscombe and R. Rhees. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. Adalaide Morris 46 I Contexts 2 The Bride Stripped Bare: Nude Media and the Dematerialization of Tony Curtis Kenneth Goldsmith In May 2000, I received the following email at UbuWeb: i really enjoyed your site. —meredith I can’t imagine that many of UbuWeb’s materials are available in Meredith’s local library. Chances are that they don’t have much, if any, sound poetry, and I’ll bet that their concrete poetry section is lacking as well.

34 Similar to other creative software, Arteroids is continuously updated. ” Courtesy of Jim Andrews. New Media Poetics 23 their density, and throw them into warp speed or slow them into legibility. In play mode, Andrews explains, Arteroids turns into “a kind of visual/kinetic poetry display/composition device” (2003b). 35 3. Programmable procedural computer-poems: Unlike the poem-game, which enters new media poetics from the side of popular culture, the programmable procedural computer-poem (CP) emerges from avant-garde practices associated with groups such as Oulipo, Fluxus, and the Language poets, all thought to be hermetic or elitist in their nonlyric fervor.

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