POEME (Portrayal of Ephemeral Movement Experiences) is a mobile website (https://poeme.iat.sfu.ca) that interprets human movement into insightful, witty and whimsical poetry. I created POEME in collaboration with Ethan Soutar-Rau to explore new methods of classifying the nuances of movement experiences through poetry and to better understand the relationship between words and movement.
In If Words Could Dance: Moving from Body to Data through Kinesthetic Evaluation we describe our design considerations for POEME. We developed a technique for mapping our movement experiences to the accelerometer data and poetry developed a method of evaluation we refer to as “embodied visual analytics.”
POEME: A Poetry Engine Interactive Installation
In addition to the mobile website we created an interactive installation using the POEME system. For a detailed description of the installation see our publication: POEME: A Poetry Engine Powered by Your Movement .
In this installation we invite participants to create poetry through movement while referencing the choreographed routines of mass transit. We have exhibited this exhibition internationally in the United States, Canada, The Netherlands, Poland, and Australia. See https://movementpoetry.wordpress.com/ for more information on each event.
Scores + Traces: exposing the body through computation. One Art Space New York City. March 10-12, 2016.
The Body in Translation TEI 2016 Art Exhibition. Tu/e. Eindhoven, The Netherlands. February 15-17, 2016.
IAT 833 Art Showing. School of Interactive Arts + Technology Simon Fraser University. March 31, 2015.
For more information on upcoming events see our POEME event page.
Wiesner, Susan, Shannon Cuykendall, Ethan Soutar-Rau, Rommie Stalnaker, Thecla Schiphorst, Karen Bradley. Schrifttanz: Written Dance/Movement Poems. In Digital Humanities 2016: Conference Abstracts. Jagiellonian University & Pedagogical University, Kraków, pp. 402-404, 2016.
Cuykendall, Shannon, Ethan Soutar-Rau, Thecla Schiphorst, and Steve DiPaola. If Words Could Dance: Moving from Body to Data through Kinesthetic Evaluation. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, pp. 234-238. ACM, 2016.
Cuykendall, Shannon, Ethan Soutar-Rau, and Thecla Schiphorst. POEME: A Poetry Engine Powered by Your Movement. Proceedings of the TEI’16: Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. ACM, 2016.
Digital Humanities (DH 2016). Kraków, Poland, July 14, 2016.
Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2016). Brisbane, Australia, June 10, 2016.
2nd International Workshop on Movement and Computing (MOCO 2015) Vancouver, BC Canada, August 15, 2015.
Thank you to MovingStories and Professors Thecla Schiphorst and Steve DiPaola for their support.