Opazovanje v tišini (Seeing in Silence)

July 2015 |

The Seeing in Silence e-book cover.
The Seeing in Silence e-book cover.

E-book of poetry, first published at Facebook page Poiesis (On 1st October 2014 initiated by Peter Semolič and Katja Kuštrin, later edited by Peter Semolič).

The e-book contains both original Slovene poetry as well as translations of various authors into Slovene by several translators. A bit less than 100 poems by 76 authors are featured. Edited by Peter Semolič and Jaka Železnikar. In Slovene only.

More Sara's Giggles

March 2015 |

One of infinite manifestations of the work.
One of infinite manifestations of the work.

Small networked and sound e-poetry work. Its expression is based on the juxtaposition of changeable (latest twit related to a kiss) and permanent content (a child's giggle).

More Sara's Giggles is a technical update an older similar work (Sara's Giggle, April 2009) that became obsolete due to change in Twitter API. Conceptually it's the same as its predecessor.

Asciidarij 2

March 2013 |

Still frame of interactive e-poem Asciidarij 2.
Still frame of interactive e-poem Asciidarij 2.

Asciidarij 2 is responsive/interactive on-line visual and sound poem.

Typed text is displayed in the ascii art pattern. Over the text the animated letters of the alphabet are shown and hidden, according to the typed text. Also sounds of typewriter are triggered.

Asciidarij 2 is based on the older, technically obsolete work Asciidarij (2001, titled Typescape in English version). Asciidarij 2 recapitulates basic concept, elements and functionalities but it is not identical to the originating poem.

Talks

January 2009 |

Talks is a work of e-literature, an ever changing networked narrative fuelled by Twitter activity and semantically organised by Zemanta.

Each time the Talks is accessed or reloaded it creates a short social network like narrative.

How? First it creates a text from recent Twitts then is using Zemanta service to extract some overall semantics (tags, related articles). A title of related article is taken for a title of current iteration of the Talks. Then the discussion made of related Twitts (based on tags) is added. (Text sent to Zemanta is not visible to the reader of the Talks.)

And your hair is in a mess

May 2008 |

Web poem that changes with the weather in Ljubljana

Sometime around the year 1990, on the left embankment of the river Ljubljanica, just before Tromostovje one could read the following graffitti: Sonček je in ti si skuštrana (The sun is shining and your hair is in a mess). Later on I learned that the author of this sentance was the poetess and painter Mateja Sever. Her graffitti inspired this poem. I have changes in so much that I have substituted the word Sun by - a few hours ol - feed from the Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia and its data on the weather in Ljubljana.

So, if you are reading the poem in Ljubljana it will describe the same weather as you can see through the window.

English version of the poem takes weather from the BBC Weather Centre, Observations for Ljubljana.

Poem for 莫海伦

December 2007 — January 2008 |

Computational on-line visual poem, Firefox add-on.

Please note that this project include chinese symbols. If you see □□□, ??? or anything similar instead of chinese symbols your operating sistem does not include the apropriate fonts. Instaling Chinese fonts will cure this problem.

Poem for 莫海伦 is add-on (small piece of software that adds new functionality to browser). It adds toolbar to browser. Poem for 莫海伦 can be triggered on any web page. If so the page will slowly, element by element fade to white until whole page is completely white. Process might take up to 2 or 3 minutes per page.

Poem for 莫海伦 is computational visual poem contemplating transience of things and relationships.

Razorganizator · Disorganiser

March / September 2007 |

Visual interventions into the web pages. Firefox extension.

The image of any give Web page (or the visible part of the Web page if it is bigger than the computer screen) is understood as a matrix that reproduces itself. The size, height, and width of the reproduction are transformed depending on the matrix. The reproduction is placed in a selected section of the matrix and becomes part of it. The process repeats several times. The result is an unrepeatable visual structure that is based on manipulations of the particular Web page.

Clock

15 November - 1 December 2006 |

Physical computing.

Hands od the clock stend still if the sorounding environment is quitet. When the sound appears the hands move quicker the louder the environmental sound is.

Technique: a microphone detects sounds in the clock environment and sends data to the software (a pach in Pure Data). Software - throue the MIDI interface - controls the electromotor that moves the hands of the clock. I also used some screws and pice of a adhesive tape. Project was made in the frame of the workshop and exhibition Reality Log/Environmental Scan, led by Stefan Doepner/F18 Institute.

Spreminjevalec / Changer / 改变机

winter 2004 / summer 2005 |

Changer is an extension, i.e. an additional toolbar for the Firefox Internet browser, which adds a series of dysfunctionalities. Changer enables text and graphic interventions of web pages through the introduction, repositioning, changing, deleting and any possible combination of the four.

Napis nad mestom (Text above the city)

winter 2004 / spring 2005 |

Sampled poetry, artist book (entitled 'Napis nad mestom' - 'Text above the city', in Slovene). Book contains two made up identities, a poetes Mojca Pelcar — Šarf and author of the foreword, dr. Jerneja Ericsson and a collection of sampled poetry. Poems are made of combined samples from the history and the present of Slovene poetry.

Co-author: Sunčan Patrick Stone. Book was selected at call for authors book from the Ceneter and Gallery P74 and published by P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art.

In Slovene only.

Evropregovor

summer 2004 / spring 2005 |

('Europroverb', in Slovene) Evropregovor - europroverb (part of the portal Evrokultura) is a generative and combinatory work of language expression. Europroverbs (there are 1.553.760 possible europroverbs) are created by the algorithm which combines a corpus of found-in-the-media euro-words (words that begin with euro-) with a small corpus of old Slovene proverbs.

Accessible also in the archive page of the work on jaka.org.

Ascii Kosovel: Kosovel: vzorčen, Natipkaj portret, Biografski portret

November 2004 |

'Ascii Kosovel: Kosovel: Sampled, Type a Portret, Biography Portret', in Slovene. Three works of e-poetry dedicated to Srečko Kosovel, a Slovene poet (1904 - 1926). Created for the portal kosovel.net which was active during November 2004 and May 2006, now an archive of the works is awailble at jaka.org.

Poem for Echelon

October 2001 |

'Poem for Echelon' creates different visual-textual structures and randomly inserts key words that Echelon, big internet spy infrastructure is capturing around the internet. User can copy-paste the text and send it in e-mail. Echelon my sensor this poem and have some extra unnecessary work. Goal of such action is protest against invading in people private communication by intelligence service also without reason.

User can on the other hand enjoy visual-textual esthetic of the poem. Poem refer to visual poetry, ascii art, conceptual art and nonviolent form of protest known as sit-in.

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Selected net art/e-literature works

And your hair is in a mess
(2008, computational online poem)

Retypescape
(2003, interactive language based on-line intervention)

Poem for Echelon
(2001, generative visual poem)

Typescape.2
(2001, interactive visual poetry)

Interaktivalija / Interactivalia
(1997, interactive poetry)

Selected Firefox add-ons

Poem for 莫海伦
(2007/2008, computational on-line visual poem)

Razorganizator · Disorganiser
(2007, visual intervention)

Črke · Letters · 字母 2.0
(2007, on-line visual poem)

Books

All books are available in Slovene only.

Opazovanje v tišini [Seeing in Silence]
(2015, anthology of poetry)

Napis nad mestom [Inscription Over the City]
(2004/2005, sampled poetry)

ŠUSS 1998—2000
(2001, linguistics, several authors)

54.000 besed [54.000 words]
(1994, poetry and short stories)