Aesthetic Animism: Digital Poetry's Ontological Implications by David Jhave Johnston

By David Jhave Johnston

This publication bargains a decoder for many of the new sorts of poetry enabled through electronic know-how. reading the various unusual technological vectors converging on language, it proposes a poetics acceptable to the electronic period whereas connecting electronic poetry to standard poetry's issues with being (a.k.a. ontological implications). electronic poetry, during this context, isn't easily a descendent of the booklet. electronic poems aren't inevitably "poems" or written by means of "poets"; they're present in advertisements, conceptual paintings, interactive screens, performative initiatives, video games, or apps. Poetic instruments comprise algorithms, browsers, social media, and information. Code blossoms into poetic items and poetic proto-organisms.Introducing the phrases TAVs (Textual-Audio-Visuals) and TAVITS (Textual-Audio-Visual-Interactive), Aesthetic Animism theorizes a relation among clinical technique and literary research; considers the temporal implications of animation software program; and hyperlinks software program reports to inventive writing. exceptionally it introduces many examples of electronic poetry inside of a playful but thought of versatile taxonomy. sooner or later imagined the following, electronic poets application, sculpt, and nourish big immersive interfaces of semi-autonomous be aware ecosystems. Poetry, greater via code and lively by means of sensors, reengages subject matters energetic on the foundation of poetry: animism, organization, awareness. electronic poetry might be perceived as residing, since it is living.

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