sat down to write you this pome:
by bpNichol — re-cast in 3D

by Dan Waber and Jason Pimble


We present here two sizes of this animated piece. Initially, Waber and Pimble did several sizes to accommodate different screen densities. We present two of them to accommodate both loose and dense screen settings. We'd like to think, however, that the two sizes can be appreciated in different ways. If you have a loose screen setting (with very large icons and other images on your screen), you can use the 600 x 600 version to see the whole piece function as an integrated unit. If you then watch the 1800 x 1800 version, parts of it will be randomly selected for you, somewhat in the manner of chance generated poems and the altered books which have passages painted out and passages left in, as well as other experimental poetry of the last 50 years that has depended on fragmentation. This version gives you the chance to see components interact in more detail. And, if that weren't enough, the large letters moving over each other give the poem an altogether different character than the more delicate quality of the 600 x 600 version.

If your screen is set at 1800, you might want to temporarily step it down so you can see to different variations on a poem which is, after all, a variation on another poem to begin with.

600 x 600 version

1800 x 1800 version


This page was opened on New Year's Day 2010,
a day in the Calendar which your webmaster associates with
bpNichol, who liked to start things over
from whatever their first point might be. So

Happy New Year, 2010!

Dan Waber,
Jason Pimble,
and Karl Young


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