If technology has the capacity to change the way we relate, might it not also have the capacity to change the way we write in relation to each other? What new forms emerge online? What happens to text when it is released into the Internet wilds?
FIGURE is a poetic oracle manifested by Sachiko Murakami (programming) and angela rawlings (concept). I acquired the skills to make FIGURE with the support of the Access Copyright Foundation. Support from the Chalmers Professional Development program of the Ontario Arts Council made possible a collaboration with angela rawlings, from which FIGURE arose.
WIHTBOAM was an online collaborative poem that borrowed the form and first line of Elizabeth Bachinksy's poem "When I Have the Body of a Man". It was created for the 2013 Queensland Poetry Festival. Participation was open during the festival weekend and open to anyone across the Internet. WIHTBOAM was the first project I coded myself.
PROJECT REBUILD asks, What is a poem but a rental unit of language? This digital collaborative poetry projects invites you to 'renovate' other people's poetry.
POWELL STREET HENKO asks, How might the Internet inform poetic form? This project and its new poetic form were created for the 2012 Powell Street Festival (Vancouver).
ANOTHER SPRING was a renga I produced as a YouTube video and an Emergency Response Unit broadside to raise money for relief efforts following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan.