All posts filed under: poetry & prose

obituary

(creative writing exercise) janine ramlochan (05.12.1974 – date unknown) Janine Ramlochan was a reluctant feminist whose storytelling unintentionally incited anarchy throughout half the world, disrupting imbalances in power in gender dynamics. Living in a time of growing misogyny, little is now known about her, due to collective efforts to have her record expunged by a myriad of states, of which she had been declared an enemy. In some circles her influence has been credited with closing the gender gap in a range of fields, leading to a more equitable global society.      Advertisements

IA#CX73545

A draft and initial play through of an interactive structure… once I’ve worked out the flow in Twine, will likely re-program it in processing + flash. Play IA#CX73545 AUTHOR’S STATEMENT / IA#CX73545 IA#CX73545 is an interactive Twine game I created. It follows the activities of an intergalactic anthropologist (Journee) on a research mission to Earth from multiple vantage points. Journee’s Earth mission is a ruse to ascertain the location of two activists-turned-terrorists (Auden & Aiden), known for undermining the political infrastructure of their galaxy. A secondary objective of Journee’s mission is to test the military grade alien camouflage she was given to appear human. Journee is unaware of both objectives, believing she was sent to Earth in an official capacity to study human language. With the collapse of Auden & Aiden’s planet, resulting in a civilization of asylum seekers scattered around the universe, Auden’s Earth exile begins to catalyze his increasing political prominence across the galaxies, as he attempts to unite his people and evade the authorities. The story takes the form of Journee’s autoethnographic …

cyborg texts

As a cyborg writer, I really like the volume and expansiveness of ideas the text generators allow. The randomness of the text generators and the Memory Slam text editors really allow you to explore different approaches to a poem while maintaining the same structure. With the N+7 text generator, I used a poem that I wrote and compiled a second poem constructed from fragments of the N+7 output. I then ran the revised poem through the text generator again. The second N+7 output was far more interesting in cohesively random the verses were this time. Running the poems through a the eDiastic program, using the same original poem, led to a very different poetic structure, which had a range of similar ambiguities, but followed a consistent poetic structure. Using Nick Monfort’s Memory Slam section, I chose to modify the stochastic texts program, using various characters and characteristics from a range of sci-fi poetry/ short stories I have been developing. Through working on this over a period of time, I find this becomes really amusing or …

traveling carnival boys

Low key presence weren’t your garden-variety tourists Mutually abusive sarcasm suggested the long history between them A Scot an Englishman, another whose accent was quite difficult to decipher A mouth brace prevented anything but drinking liquids through a straw milkshake… maybe a margarita? Prolific were accidents moreso amongst foreigners, he’d been in a motorcycle accident just a few days prior A tenacious scorekeeper they rotated the card dealer I eluded to lion tamers being catapulted by canons but,“it wasn’t a circus” no animals nor crazy stunts only games, amusement park rides food that was fun The guy with a mouthbrace unveiled as the carnival treasurer became self-evident in everyone’s steep losses when he became the card dealer The Scot, a ride operator not quite as sharp as the others making him the butt, for the jokers at the table Englishman’s aloof demeanour tinged with sarcasm dry humour they argued vehemently berating whomever Adamantly insistent on paying up their losses awkwardness settling bets money didn’t normally change hands between them Asking for the tab my winnings …