2020: Dial (with Nick Montfort), a generative poem

> electronic poetry
> generative poetry
> creative coding
> emoji poems

“Dial” is a collaboration by Lai-Tze Fan and Nick Montfort, a generative emoji-embedded poem representing networked, distant communication.

Two voices are isolated from one another, yet connected by the passing of time over changing seasons. The work is both a dialogue and a representation of monologue over time; time itself can be adjusted using the dials, by clicking the clocks at the bottom of the project. If you are interested in creative coding, please view the source code as well.

“Dial” was first published in The New River: A Journal of Digital Art and Literature in their Spring 2020 issue.

The poem has since been discussed in the essay “Beauty in Code – 5 Ways Digital Poetry Combines Human and Computer Languages.”

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