SATSYMPH

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:

http://satsymph.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/satsymph

https://twitter.com/satsymph

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.

Poetic Machines

There appears to be to be far more written about ePoetry, and electronic literature in general, than there are examples of the form and it was refreshing to find a thesis that not only provides a cogent exploration of what defines ePoetry but does so primarily by an examination of specific examples.

Jeneen Naji’s Poetic Machines: an investigation into the impact of the characteristics of the digital apparatus on poetic expression. (Sep 2012) is essential reading and her fluid, clear style makes this a very pleasant experience.

I particularly like her inclusion of a useful timeline with significant dates in the history of electronic literature, and expect to find myself referring to her work frequently in future explorations.

Source: http://elmcip.net/critical-writing/poetic-machines-investigation-impact-characteristics-digital-apparatus-poetic