Event Type

iPoetry — Amplification Through Technology (1.5-hour workshop)

30-minute Overview (with natural discussion and question time built in) Technology use in poetry benefits include: Exposure Especially with recent generations, social media is a must in order to reach untapped audiences (Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, countless others) Accessibility Inclusion is at the forefront of many movements these days, including art - we now realize that some folks lack resources to access print materials; some cannot read in a typical fashion and benefit from recordings, performance, movement, and other modalities of art; art must *always* be inclusive Breathing new life into stale work Examples include “dead” or abandoned poems; poems that can take on new meaning when given other vehicles to tell their story(ies) - i.e., themes of spiraling into madness via video recordings of spinning objects; overwhelming sensations using musical instruments and other sounds; etc. Examples to show the audience with explanation of concept: https://www.instagram.com/p/B-Aq9JeBHxC/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link https://www.instagram.com/p/B-IqV1FB40o/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link https://www.instagram.com/p/B-s0A0fBhLs/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link https://www.instagram.com/p/B_omfcYhaX7/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link https://www.foundryofaether.com/woe 30-minute exercise: There can be a lot of pressure to produce something during a workshop like this, so the idea is not to have a finished product. However, I’d like folks to get started on something. In the interest of the time, the idea is that folks, if interested, would come to the workshop with a poem prepared that they’re ready to workshop. It should ideally be printed or written down on a sheet of paper. We’d then use our phones or laptops to record videos “in nature” (i.e., around the facility) over the next half-hour, and use our phones/laptops to record the poem over the video to create a visual/video poem, or something similar. I’d be there to help with folks and can even use my phone and laptop if folks don’t have one/don’t feel comfortable using. Again, not everyone needs to participate - people can just observe the entire workshop and that’s fine. The main idea is that folks can see what the process looks like and go through the steps so that they’re equipped to do this on their own in their own time. Share-out (30-minutes): We’d spend the last half-hour sharing at least one or two pieces that participants have created. If no one has anything or wants to share, we’d open the workshop for discussion about what the process was like and leave room for questions.