Buzz Aldrin Doesn’t Know Any Better is a poem about crazy talking with a street-person outside a pawn shop on a sunny San Francisco afternoon.
Version 2, renamed Know, expanded on the original with a set of new poems by guest writers. Lewis & Nadeau commissioned five poets to create a text that responded thematically and formally to the visual, interactive and dynamic constraints created for the original.
Know v. 3 opens up Know P.o.E.M.M. app to the user, allowing her to enter her own text or assemble a text by searching on a keyword, hashtag or account name on Twitter.
Know is the second app in the Poetry for Excitable [Mobile] Media (P.o.E.M.M.) Cycle. We will create a series of ten such apps, each exploring different interaction methods, collaboration strategies, and publication methods. The P.o.E.M.M.s are also part of a series of exhibition-scale interactive touch-works integrated with large-scale printed texts. To find out more about the P.o.E.M.M. project, visit www.poemm.net.