The poems generated by a city


“Artist and designer Naho Matsuda has been working with FutureEverything to create poetry from the live smart city data being generated by the city of Manchester. The resultant text-based works appear around the city at bus stops, outside libraries and shopping centres, and you can read them in real-time here.” 

How smart cities can create their own poetry – tech podcast – Leigh Alexander & Iain Chambers  – The Guardian – 7/7/17

12:20, 7.07.2017
Someone is queueing
someone is talking to a cat
someone enters a shop
the meeting ends
there is no lecture today
there is no wedding today
the gallery is closed today
nobody is doing tai chi
the food bank is closed
it isn’t going to rain
and the canal level is normal.

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