Diamonds in Dystopia: A Poetry Performance Web App

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Diamonds in Dystopia: A Poetry Performance Web App


Derick Ostrenko

Louisiana State University

Jesse Allison

Louisiana State University

Vincent Cellucci

Louisiana State University

Margaret Schedel

Consortium For Digital Arts Culture and Technology At Stony Brook University

Diamonds in Dystopia is a live-streaming poetry web app that explores how interactive, mobile technology can be harnessed to benefit the presentation and experience of the literary arts. This performance enhancing web app can also be a multimedia visual and sound installation. We will perform and discuss creative data mining. The audience sends word selections by tapping them on their mobiles to trigger Markov chain reactions (of +2500 TED talks as a found text), enabling succinct recombination of massive amounts of language as source material for improvisation--giving new insight to poetry in the post-human world and reaching a level of audience interactivity previously impossible.

Primary Access: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate