Wikipedia Parade: Internet Poetry in Japan
Andrew Campana - Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University
What emerges from the collision of poetry and the digital? This talk will present an alternative account of both contemporary Japanese literature and the last two decades of the Japanese internet. By exploring poetry generators, game-poems, twitter poems, wiki poems, augmented reality poems, Japanese Sign Language poetry videos, and more, we will not only consider what effect did the internet have on poetry, but how poetry reimagined the internet itself.
Andrew Campana is a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University, where he will be joining the Department of Asian Studies as Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature and Media later this year. He is currently working on a manuscript called Expanding Verse, which explores poetry in 20th- and 21st-century Japan in relation to new media technologies and disability. He has performed and published widely in both English and Japanese as a multimedia poet and translator.