[-empyre-] to all members: what is e-poetry to you

Simon Biggs s.biggs at eca.ac.uk
Fri Mar 6 19:22:45 EST 2009

This might be poetry ­ sub Bob Dylan ­ but I wouldn¹t call it e-poetry. For
something to be e-poetry (or digital poetry) it has to depend on a
computational system to exist. The piece on vimeo could be done with
conventional analogue electronic systems. It could be done with film using
mechanical and chemical processes. Most works commonly referred to as
e-poetry are misnamed.

The key to digital poetry is that it involves a particular type of writing ­
a writing that is computational. Computers are language systems, symbolic
machines, and when deployed within a certain frame the result is digital
poetry. Simply using a computer to make something does not make that thing
digital in its mediality.



On 6/3/09 01:00, "empyre-request at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au"
<empyre-request at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au> wrote:

> this is epoetry:
> http://vimeo.com/3431670

Simon Biggs
Research Professor
edinburgh college of art
s.biggs at eca.ac.uk

simon at littlepig.org.uk
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