Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hypertext poem experiment

I made this sometime last spring or summer, while I was doing some side research on types of new media. One idea that I found quite interesting is "hypertext poetry."

This example is purely an experiment in interactivity. The form of each stanza is a Tanka (similar to Haiku, with a syllable pattern of 5-7-5-7-7). If you hover over lines, they will turn yellow, which means you can click on them and reveal more stanzas. Each stanza begins with a line or partial line from a previous stanza.

It is all stream-of-consciousness, and not intended to make sense altogether.

Here it is.

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