One of the beautiful things about unemployment is that one can spend hours upon hours on the interweb. And one does, because the related poverty of unemployment has lead to certain Austerity Measures in which real-time social interactions are foregone (too expensive) for the social interactions to be had online (we’re paying for internet anyway).
Some Vancouver artists/writers wish to know What Does Info Want? A neato idea, though they don’t appear to have collected any info as of yet. I’ll have to check back later to get the goods.
Concordia University’s Ticker Text Project “addresses the production and dissemination of new creative writing in relation to informing features of the historical stock ticker—text in motion, instantaneous telecommunication (transmitting messages across a distance), periodic updates and ‘telegraphic’ brevity.” Is this the poetry of the future?
Alan Davies’ “The Dea(r)th of Poetry” essay recently came to my attention (Kaplan Harris/Narrative posted it on Twitter…..as a non-academic poet I’d never keep abreast of anything were it not for social media, so props to the community). I’ve printed it off to read more fully…I think there are some interesting assertions, but I also agree with Chris Piuma/Dishwasher Thief that the essay is full of contradictions. In any case, my jury’s still out.
What about you? What poetic internet goodness have you rounded up this week?
Nikki Reimer is still (is always) online.