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National Poetry Month: Technology and new poetic forms.

Here is another perspective on the future of art from Buffalo Poet, King Otho.

King Otho

What can we expect from the future super-conscious mind net existence? What will art become when creating and reporting power are linked with instantaneous transmission and instantaneous interpretation and retransmission?

How does mind and technology commingle and support and generate each other? Andy Warhol used technology itself as part of the message. Jackson Pollock reacted to technology with his message, although so to did Warhol. Gil Scott Heron was only half right. However, the revolution will undoubtedly be televised. This blog is a piece of it. These transmission pixels generated by minds knowingly.

YouTube encourages video conversations. People communicating in time shifted videos. Lets say I post a video of a team of cats pulling barrels of whipped cream uphill, just below it will be viewer videos where overachieving underachievers greenscreen themselves into virtual newsroom and report on the ethical implications of using cats as pack animals, and another video suggesting a more efficient harness that won’t bind as much.

The whole creative process is sped up and crowded.

It must be looked at as a positive and next step in the evolution of mind in reality. There will eventually be a time when all the necessary data needed to fully ascetically recreate a portion of space and time will be capturable and transmittable and storable. To call up the full experience of actually being in the room next to the poet of your choice and hear them read a piece, just as live as it was really there. This will be the experience that future people will come to expect as the norm in the creation of art and poetry. Virtual reality, reality. A reading with infinite observers, and possibly partakers. A 24/hour open mic, just as I’d always dreamed. Infinite dimensions. Better sign the list early, with billions of potential poets, and poets do get cranky.

Or perhaps we’re all just getting the world ready for the computers.


Born out of the seedy underbelly of the poetry scene at the turn of the millennium – The Buffalo Poets, known buffallo1.jpgfor their unique energy and wit, began hosting open readings as a direct reaction to Slam Poetics and cookie cutter style poets found in New York City.Hailing originally from New York City, the Buffalo are composed of four core members: Roger Kenny aka King Otho, Aaron Arnout, Noah Levin and David Acevedo. The Buffalo have many artists throughout America including, James Honzik, Michael Franklin, Kevin Callahan and the infamous activist Rafael Bueno.

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3 Responses to “National Poetry Month: Technology and new poetic forms.”
  1. David says:

    Where do technology and art end? Are they one and the same? I feel that art is technology and technology is art. Even using prefabricated technologies creates art. I feel that the process or result is up to the user or Reality- dependingenuity on clarity.

  2. Roger says:

    You’re right about that. I would personally broaden the definition of art to include all activities that result in a concious changes made in reality. As a noun, I’d say any sensory event that mind would characterize as art. Art need not be created by mind, but it must be experienced by it.

  3. Charles says:

    To assert that they’re mutually exclusive is narrow minded…they are simply opposite ends of a very broad spectrum, and serve each others purpose quite nicely.

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