Entry Title: " This Is Not A Poem"
alan bigelow
, Buffalo, United States
Category: NetArt, Professional

Entry Description:

"This Is Not A Poem" takes the famous poem "Trees" by Joyce Kilmer and, transcribing it onto a "scratchable" disk, makes it into a toy, a game, and a language
engine. A visitor can navigate the work by mouse movements on the poem text and disk. "This Is Not A Poem" is infinitely playable, in the sense that once the text has been deconstructed,
it can be renewed and played again. You can also find this work online at: http://webyarns.com/ThisIsNotAPoem.html

About the Artist:

Alan Bigelow USA Alan Bigelow was the 2011 winner of the BIPVAL international Prix de Poésie Média. He was also a 2010 finalist for the International New Media
Competition of the 24th Stuttgart Filmwinter (Germany), a 2010 finalist for the New Media Writing Prize at the Poole Literary Festival (UK), and a 2010 finalist for the Screengrab New Media Art Award
(Australia). His work, installations, and conversations concerning digital fiction and poetry have appeared in Turbulence.org, Rhizome.org, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, 14th Japan Media
Arts Festival (The National Art Center, Tokyo), FAD, FreeWaves.org, The Museum of New Art (MONA, Detroit), Art Tech Media 2010, FILE 2007-2011, Blackbird, Drunken Boat, Media-N: Journal of the New
Media Caucus, E-Poetry 2007-2011, IDEAS, the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum (Turkey), Electrofringe, New River Journal, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, and elsewhere. Recently, in addition to
teaching full-time at Medaille College, he was a visiting online lecturer in Creative Writing and New Media at De Montfort University, UK. You can see Alan Bigelow's work at