[-empyre-] teaching robot poetry

Fri May 5 02:47:09 AEST 2017

Davin, thanks--these are terrific resources for the Montfort/Strickland pieces! Murat, might it be possible to post a link to your poem or information for the full volume?

These posts and Alan's detailed piece underscore great questions of publication and scholarly space for discussions of robot poetry--the need to remind students that the most current and thoughtful discussions are taking place in newsgroups, lists, chats, open publication sites. 

It's a wonderful boon that some of the poetry itself is available in collections like the Electronic Literature Collection or on the artists' site--I am so grateful to be able to direct cyborg lit students to Emily Short's Galatea, for instance, or Andrew Plotkin's Shade, and Alan, I believe you have posted large segments of the Internet Text online. Your point, too, that many of the programming languages or environments are shared reinforces the concept of publication in Borges-style, open-source directions. And when some of the texts are collected in print volumes, we can again discuss the effect of different visual/material formats on the interpretation of the poem.  

How have other participants and readers approached questions of e-publication and forums? What opportunities or difficulties does it pose for authors? How do we both encourage online postings and support the amazing work of presses like Finishing Line, Barrytown, Coffee House Press, Coach House Books, and many others? 
From: empyre-bounces at lists.artdesign.unsw.edu.au [empyre-bounces at lists.artdesign.unsw.edu.au] on behalf of Murat Nemet-Nejat [muratnn at gmail.com]
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Subject: Re: [-empyre-] What is robot poetics? How/why should we teach it?

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