All posts tagged: poetry

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“Exhausting Gameplay” by Douglas Edric Stanley / Theory, Games

A significant percentage of video games employ in one way or another the figure of death. The thanatological sub-species of video game representations are practically endless: dismemberment, infection, untreatable wounds, explosion, etc. Players can be eaten, crushed, sliced, diced, quartered, electrocuted, impaled, and so on. Many of these representations are more or less approximate: in […]

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So.. I was at a party last night [Cinder]

Commissioned by the poet Sabrina Mahfouz for her solo show Dry Ice (Showed 20th – 23rd April 2011, at the New Wimbledon Theatre, London), “So.. I was at a party last night” is a collaboration between Andrea Cuius and Roland Ellis. Conversations and interactions form the stimulus for this reactive light installation. Each point of light has […]

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McSweeney’s [iPhone, iPad]

Publishing house McSweeney’s (wiki) has just released the new version of their iPhone/iPad app bringing you even closer to the diverse selection of stories, short films, interviews, comics and readings available daily, exclusively for the iOS platform. Artists and writers include Spike Jonze, Chris Ware, Judd Apatow, Jonathan Ames, Maurice Sendak, Miranda July, James Franco, Nicholson Baker, Wells Tower, Catherine Keener, Weird Al Yankovic and in […]

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Hunters’ Moon [iPad]

Inspired by Brandon Boyer’s recent IndieCade talk, Anthony Grajirena together with his brother Rob made this quite wonderful little iPad game/poem. To look around : swipe the screen, To interact : tap, To shoot : touch, drag and release. Enjoy. Under the full Hunters’ Moon of a late October night a young Joseph Sound collects the spirits […]

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Strange Rain [iPhone, iPad]

Created by Operton and Erik Loyer, Strange Rain turns your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch into a skylight on a rainy day. Raindrops fall and splatter on your screen, shifting perspective as you tilt your device. Touch the screen and guide the path of the raindrops, stepping through the notes of an eerie melody as you go. […]

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Poetry on the Road [Processing]

Boris Müller has been creating visual theme for the Poetry on the Road festival since 2002. While the theme itself is changing, the underlying idea for the visuals is always the same: All graphics are generated by a computer program that turns texts into images. Below are two of the identities, created in the last two years. To […]

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Silica-Esc [Processing]

SILICA-ESC is a generative movie that portrays possible computing platform for the future. The story takes place in Singapore, where the decision about massive production of the new computing platform – SILICA-ESC is about to be made. The protagonists challenge the emerging supercomputer with issues like: class segregation, rules of art making, and spirituality. These […]