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A singular and significant ancient view of the delivery of digital poetry.


For the final 5 a long time, poets have had a colourful dating with pcs and electronic expertise. This e-book is a documentary learn and analytic historical past of electronic poetry that highlights its significant practitioners and the ways in which they've got used expertise to foster a brand new aesthetic. Focusing totally on courses and experiments produced ahead of the emergence of the area broad net within the mid-1990s, C. T. Funkhouser analyzes quite a few landmark works of electronic poetry to demonstrate that the principles of today’s such a lot complex works are rooted within the rudimentary generative, visible, and interlinked productions of the genre’s prehistoric period.


Since 1959, pcs were used to supply various kinds of poetic output, together with randomly generated writings, graphical works (static, lively, and video formats), and hypertext and hypermedia. Funkhouser demonstrates how undefined, programming, and software program were used to compose quite a number new electronic poetic kinds. numerous dozen historic examples, drawn from the entire most important ways to electronic poetry, are mentioned, highlighting the transformational and multi-faceted facets of poetic composition now on hand to authors. This account

includes many works, in English and different languages, that have by no means earlier than been provided in an English-language publication.


In exploring pioneering works of electronic poetry, Funkhouser demonstrates how technological constraints that may likely restrict the aesthetics of poetry have as an alternative prolonged and enriched poetic discourse. As a historical past of early electronic poetry and a checklist of an period that has handed, this research aspires either to persuade poets operating at the present time and to focus on what the way forward for electronic poetry may well hold.


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