Reading Digital Poetry: The cases of Between Page and Screen and ‘slippingglimpse’
Abstract: This essay focuses on two case studies – Amaranth Borsuk and Brad Bouse’s Between Page and Screen and Stephanie Strickland, Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo, and Paul Ryan’s slippingglimpse – in an effort to comment on the multi-dimensional and multi-layered experience they convey to readers/viewers/users. The effectiveness of these works lies in the ongoing interaction they trigger between readers, machines, and codes as well as in the feedback loops they generate that engage humans and machines, spatial effects, and verbal/visual texts into a synthesizing reading process. With both texts constituting examples of digital poetic practice, this essay will, by focusing on the analysis of particular examples, attempt to show how the malleability and dynamic quality of such poetry projects can pave interesting paths towards the development of human and machine reading synergies in addition to the exploration of diversified channels of literary creativity and perception.
Keywords: Digital poetry; chreods; loops; 3D space; materials; code; cognition; perception; slippingglimpse; Between Page and Screen.
 Certain parts of this essay were originally published in the following volume: Theodora Tsimpouki and Konstantinos Blatanis, eds., War on the Human: New Responses to an Ever-Present Debate (Newscastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017), 100-114. Special thanks to the editors for their permission to reprint.