In Small poetic interfaces we will explore a series of four interactive and experimental poems written by José Aburto during 15 years of poetic work. Each of these proposes a form of special navigation not based in the use of a mouse or a keyboard. The poems are the following:
Badly wrapped: It reflects upon the language as a construct where the cell is the written letter. The interface is based on a thread linked to a screen. As the reader pulls the thread, the poem unwraps.
Scream: If the reader wishes to read, then he/she must scream. The digital poem thus seeks to take the reader’s breath in order to ride the strength of the human voice turned into a scream. The interface is a microphone linked to a screen.
Conception of the dragon: We witness the entire process of poetry writing. We may see each of the poetic “bursts”, from the first to the last one, thanks to an automatic technique of saving in each pause. The interface consists of a screen connected to a dial that the reader may twirl in order to move forward or backward during the analysis of the poem.
Returning is a place: Spherical poem which allows a physical, manual navigation. Working with the physical layout of the connections this textual surface was generated completely contained in a spherical format. A computer or screen will no longer be necessary for navigation. In this case, a 3D printout of the poem will be displayed.
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