The P.o.E.M.M. Cycle
- Jason Edward Lewis (Canada)
The P.o.E.M.M. Cycle (Poetry for Excitable [Mobile] Media) is a series of interactive touch text-works about making sense of crazy talk & kid talk, the meanings of different shades of purple, the conundrums of being a Cherokee boy adopted by Anglos and raised in northern California mountain country, and the importance of calling a sundae a sundae. The cycle consists of ten multi-model, multi-platform works, each in four versions: large-scale wall, tablet and phone touch surfaces, plus printed text-images. All of the works in the P.o.E.M.M. Cycle engage the question of how we talk to one another, how we locate ourselves in wider cultural geographies, how we authenticate ourselves against our own expectations and that of others, and how matters that are once seen as so vital – so essential – can later be regarded as contingent.