Existential Pocket Email Phone Beat Poem

I’m always exploring new ways to interact with technology to create art.  This one happened by accident.

I received an email on my phone this morning from Ben Rometsch, the chap who invited me to talk at the Digital Shoreditch event today.  Somehow, while the phone was still in my pocket, and I was walking through Brighton, it managed to get into reply mode.

The following message was generated by a combination of touch-screen operation from my thigh and auto-completion.

If you read the ‘Y’s as ‘Why’s it becomes a rather enjoyable existential beat poem.  I should like to see someone perform it.

Subject: The psww69eyzowozyroazzwzzpewwtuoReppip! [*[/) – [/*/=)! [=/: Talk tomorrow

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Yy? Y y? )y.y.? yy? Y? e. Yy.? Y. Y? Yy..y. Ypoyp? Yy.?. YY? e. Yy… Yy. Y. Y? Y. e. Y. Y. Y.. . ease.. Please… Y y. Please!. Y? Yy? Yy? Yy? Yy.? Y).. Yy. .. Yy. YyY? Y

Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.


Horizons: the Sinclair ZX Spectrum at 30

Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k

In April, the Sinclair ZX Spectrum will be 30 years old. Many people that hold creative, technical, and cultural positions now are, in some way or another, indebted to the little machine that plugged into the living room telly and caused pandemonium if someone stood on the space bar whilst a game was loading. Horizons is an event from Imperica, held at BFI Southbank on May 5 and 6 to celebrate the Spectrum’s 30th anniversary.

I’ll be giving a talk at 4pm on the 5th about how the ZX Spectrum fuelled my desires to create digital art.

Event page: http://www.imperica.com/horizons

Lanyrd page: http://lanyrd.com/2012/horizons