For some time now I have been seeking art-focussed GPS-triggered apps for smartphones and am particularly enamoured by SATSYMPH:

SATSYMPH LLP is composer and visual artist Marc Yeats; poet, writer and context-aware media director and producer, Ralph Hoyte; and coder, composer and audio engineer Phill Phelps.”

The trio create ‘context-aware soundworlds’ i.e.

…high quality contemporary soundscape experiences…triggered by GPS...”


Their elegant and adaptable creation has massive potential and what I particularly like about it is that downloaded content functions completely independently of the availability of a phone signal, rendering it especially useful in rural regions.

Full details can be found on the website, facebook and twitter:


Appoet & Infused

Appoet was founded on the belief that ebooks are an intermediary media between physical literature and mobile applications for storytelling. By focusing on the multidimensional capacity of mobile technologies, traditional humanities become immersive experiences that no longer lend themselves to introspection, but community engagement.”

The full story is to be found at as well as on facebook  and twitter.

One of the main outcomes has been the development of an exciting app, Infused:

Infused is a user curated GPS-enabled magazine.”

Access this digital humanities project at and keep up to date via facebook and twitter

A couple of my own submissions are here:,%20United%20Kingdom.html

Infused will be released this spring on Apple, Android, and Windows devices


I ♥ E-Poetry…

I ♥ E-Poetry is largely an educational project, developing into a reference of electronic literature that aims for encyclopedic scope of its coverage.

It is designed for newcomers to these genres, scholars who need a quick reference, and educators interested in teaching e-lit in their courses. “


The project has a blog, from which came the above quote, and also a facebook page.


It is a fabulous, expanding, resource.

E-Poetry 2013 Kingston-London Thamesian Confluence at High Tide!

“Truly E-Poetry 2013 moved us a step forward. There was a freedom to the pieces, a variety, a freshness, a re-examination of intertwined media — focused not only on media forbearers but on fresh touch, clear vision, openness, acceptance — nuances open, communal, within technologies but further reaching than technologies alone could do.”



E-Poetry 2013 Kingston-London, unprecedented, unbelievable, all aboard, moving forward, up and beyond, multiple voices, an interlaced chord of intersecting ideas. Spectacular moments. Quite marvelous revelations.

It was really a place to be. That festival spirit that nurtures and allows us to bring forth exuberant articulations of vision. Arcades of observation. Ever-deepened folds of communication across cultures, forms, and formats.

E-Poetry 2013 jubilantly advanced the previous festival, E-Poetry 2011 Buffalo, the opening of the horizon of practice. (For those who did not attend in 2011, a door was opened. Mediums were merged, nuances of gender, culture, and genre were embraced, a vision of diverse lights and celebration shone in dazzling ways. The 2011 light so clear, so culturally open, so diverse in ideas of practice, you’d have to wear Google glasses to miss it!)

Then … preparing for E-Poetry 2013 ……

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In the article Tangible expressions of a present poetic in the magazine J2, poet Loss Pequeño Glazier who is director of The Electronic Poetry Center  (EPC), reviews the recent E-Poetry 2013 Festival London.

It (E-Poetry) is not trying to prove that digital literature has a place in the academy or that it is respectable or that it is the form of the future. Such issues tend to work themselves out. E-Poetry is about the continued practice of innovative forms as an ongoing process.”

The article is a very accessible introduction to E-Poetry and the work of the EPC.

The Electronic Poetry Center  also has this interesting and informative facebook page.