Douwe Osinga's Blog: Collective Poetry

Monday, February 16, 2004

A new project on these pages, collective poetry. The flash applet on the page behaves like one of thos magnetic poetry sets that allows you to form poems on your refrigerator. Every time you move a word, the position is saved on the server, so the next person entering the site sees what you've done.

The interesting part is that the refrigerator can be share by many people. The window you see on my site, only shows 500x500 pixels of a refrigerator of 1600x1600. You can visit the other parts, but you cannot edit them. You can rent a part of the refrigerator though. You register and get a little bit of code you can put on your site. That code will then display a different part of the refrigerator and your visitors can create their own poems.

The urls of cooperating sites are printed in the flash applet, to allow easier cross visits.