Alan Bigelow

Alan Bigelow

This Is Not A Poem

This is not a poem

Abstract:
“This Is Not A Poem” takes the famous poem “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer and, transcribing it onto a “scratchable” disk, makes it into a toy, a game, and a language engine. The piece is online (or available offline with a CD), and a visitor can navigate the work by mouse movements on the poem text and disk. “This Is Not A Poem” is infinitely playable, in the sense that once the text has been deconstructed, it can be renewed and played again.

Biography:
Alan Bigelow’s work, installations, and conversations concerning digital fiction have appeared in Turbulence.org, Rhizome.org, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, FreeWaves.org, FILE 2007-2010, E-Poetry 2007/2009, Art Tech Media 2010, JavaMuseum.org, and elsewhere. Currently, in addition to teaching full-time at Medaille College, he is a visiting online lecturer in Creative Writing and New Media at De Montfort University, UK. You can see his work at webyarns.com.