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Stories with vertigo: the start of a revolution?

You have to do something with these new media. Although there are poets and writers who are disgusted by anything that seems to be more than scarce ink on white paper. For the group of innovators, the literary fund has set up a project together with the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum and the stimuleringsfonds creatieve industrie. Writers and poets get a few thousand euros p.p. to work with designers and media artists to create something that was not there before.

This could include interactive audio walks, interactive websites, wacky apps that generate poems in a 2.0 way and a poem that can only be viewed with the Oculus Rift, that VR device that can give people vertigo in their easy chairs.

I find it exciting, even though none of the projects are really finished yet. The question, of course, is: what does it ultimately deliver? Would art, and especially that little undershadowed brother: poetry, be able to show us the way to a more creative future for new media? Is this the beginning of a revolution

We limit ourselves to the images for a moment:

Live, Mark Boog is delightful with his app. Especially since the word 404 - Error sounds so rarely in a poem:

A website that is mainly a website, but which can become something special as a result, without becoming really interactive, except that you can explore the site, is the project "Inside the Walls"

This poetry generator by Mark Boog may not seem like a poetry generator:

Pauline Genee wants to say very little about her project, which promises to be very exciting:

Most bells and whistles are attached to Mischa Hamel's poem "Without Hands":

Want to know more about the projects?

http://stimuleringsfonds.nl/nl/toekenningen/literatuur_op_het_scherm_dichtbij_/
http://stimuleringsfonds.nl/nl/toekenningen/literatuur_op_het_scherm_laatste_woord/
http://stimuleringsfonds.nl/nl/toekenningen/literatuur_op_het_scherm_het_land_binnen_de_muren/
http://stimuleringsfonds.nl/nl/toekenningen/literatuur_op_het_scherm_zonder_handen/

Wijbrand Schaap

Cultural journalist since 1996. Worked as theatre critic, columnist and reporter for Algemeen Dagblad, Utrechts Nieuwsblad, Rotterdams Dagblad, Parool and regional newspapers through Associated Press Services. Interviews for TheaterMaker, Theatererkrant Magazine, Ons Erfdeel, Boekman. Podcast maker, likes to experiment with new media. Culture Press is called the brainchild I gave birth to in 2009. Life partner of Suzanne Brink roommate of Edje, Fonzie and Rufus. Search and find me on Mastodon.View Author posts

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