Smooth Second Bastard is a meditation on the difference between being asked “where ya from” and being asked “are you from around here?” Growing up where and how I did, I tend to see insider-outsider dynamics before I see prejudice. Such a viewpoint can be gracious or naïve, and I sometimes find it difficult to tell which.
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.