[eu-gene] Sound Seeker by David Jhave Johnston
jim at vispo.com
Mon Apr 13 07:38:02 BST 2009
David Jhave Johnston (Canada)
Sound Seeker is a "code-synch beat-match jump-edit txt-tool" written in
Actionscript. Jhave says Sound Seeker is "an online real-time
beat-synchronized poem animator. Sound drives the rhythm of the words: their
speed and style of display can be controlled." The homepage shows twelve
experimental video poems produced by Jhave with Sound Seeker. Access the
underlying interactive Flash app in the "Method" section. In the
"Motivation" section, Jhave discusses remarks by Rudolph Arnheim concerning
intermedia. A fascinating poetry, programming, video, audio, 3D animation,
and theory/poetics project--and the writing is very lively on its own. A
significant project in digital poetry of considerable achievement.
You can see more of what Jhave is doing on his site at http://glia.ca . The
Jhave videos on vispo.com are from relatively early in the development of
Sound Seeker. There is much more on glia.ca concerning this project--and
glia.ca is the home of his other work, also, at http://glia.ca/2008.html .
Jhave is really quite a remarkable poet-programmer.
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