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An AI-powered poem published as a collection of 30 1/1 media-rich poems in Quantum’s curated art series — the first instance of poetry on the Quantum platform.

Each textblock, representing a single stanza, exists as a standalone visual poem that is inextricably connected to every other piece. The text of the poem was written in collaboration with my AI alter ego, Technelegy -- a custom text generator fine-tuned on my own writing, research and reference materials. Visuals by me; original music and sound design by renowned music producer Kris Bones.

By translating the printed text into media-rich visual poems, the collection looks to the future of generative and metaversal literature while evolving the ancient, immersive, experiential oral tradition of poetry and the 16th century invention of moveable type.

 

The title FRAGMENTS refers to the surviving fragments of the Ancient Greek poet Sappho’s literary work.

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01/30:

  • Title / first stanza

  • Illustration: DALL-E 2 text-to-image translation of “The birth of an idea”

  • Source text for “We all had this psychic dream about our own programming” (recently exhibited in Tokyo and Superchief LA)

  • Poetic devices: allegory, rhyme, rhetorical questioning

02/30:

  • Poetic devices: imagery, near rhyme, repetition, metaphor

03/30:

  • DALL-E 2 interpretation of the word “consciousness”

  • Poetic devices: personification 

04/30:

  • Nod to Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”

  • Poetic devices: allusion, litany

05/30:

  • Nod to Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”

  • Disclaimer: “These views are the author’s own”

  • Poetic devices: allusion, visual repetition, irony

06/30:

  • Ellipses 

  • Source text for “Your imagination is not what you told it to be” (Sasha’s genesis NFT)

  • Poetic devices: imagery, alliteration, assonance

07/30: 

  • Poetic devices: metaphor, enjambment, repetition, apostrophe, consonance

08/30:

  • DALL-E 2 text-to-image translations

  • Poetic devices: imagery, consonance, rhyme, visual couplets

09/30:

  • Poetic devices: rhetorical questioning, repetition, wordplay

10/30:

  • DALL-E 2 close reading

  • Poetic devices: repetition, exclamation

11/30:

  • Poetic devices: apostrophe, repetition, enjambment 

12/30: 

  • Kaleidoscopic, semi-asemic text (only instance in the collection)

  • Poetic devices: imagery, allegory, near rhyme, repetition; irony

13/30:

  • Poetic devices: imagery, repetition, visual metaphor

14/30:

  • DALL-E 2 text-to-image translation of “My handwriting has become the stuff of nightmares”

  • Poetic devices: imagery, allegory, rhetorical questioning

15/30:

  • Poetic devices: repetition, rhyme, rhetorical questioning

16/30:

  • Nod to Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”

  • Poetic devices: allusion, imagery, alliteration, consonance, repetition

17/30:

  • Poetic devices: apostrophe, personification, exclamation

18/30:

  • Poetic devices: brackets, imagery, repetition

19/30:

  • Poetic devices: ars poetica, rhyme, consonance

20/30:

  • Poetic devices: personification, enjambment, visual couplets, consonance, assonance, rhetorical questioning

21/30:

  • Poetic devices: alliteration, repetition, near rhyme, imagery

22/30:

  • Poetic devices: pun, irony, visual repetition

23/30:

  • Poetic devices: aphorism, rhetorical questioning, litany, visual repetition

24/30:

  • Poetic devices: invocation, litany, metaphor

25/30:

  • DALL-E 2 text-to-image translation of “Robots feed on spare electricity”

  • Poetic devices: brackets, interjection, direct address

26/30:

  • Poetic devices: rhetorical questioning, litany, alliteration

27/30:

  • Poetic devices: rhetorical questioning, enjambment, near rhyme

28/30:

  • DALL-E 2 illustration

  • Poetic devices: aphorism, litany, rhyme, near rhyme, enjambment, direct address

29/30:

  • DALL-E 2 illustration

  • Poetic devices: allusion, alliteration, repetition, litany, pun

30/30:

  • Closing stanza 

  • DALL-E 2 text-to-image translation of “A click towards God”

  • Poetic devices: metaphor, repetition 

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