Buzz Aldrin Doesn't Know Any Better is a conversation with an old intralocutor, Pretty Jesus, about the contents of a pawn shop street-side display window in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco.
It was written to be read through touch interaction with a street-side gallery display window, creating a contextual resonance between the original event and the installed work. The poem formed the central panel of the large-scale print + touchscreen triptych Things You've Said Before But We Never Heard.
Poems for Excitable [Mobile] Media is a poem series written and designed to be read via touch interaction. Our goal is to understand how writing and reading–taking poetry as our test form–is being transformed as more of our experiences with text move into computationally-rich, screen-based, and touch-activated environments. We are particularly interested how these variables interact with reading in mobile contexts.