(re)distributions is an exhibit exploring the expressive potential of Handheld Computing (PDAs), Information Appliances like Pagers and Cellular Phones, as well as Nomadic technologices like Empedded Processing and Distributed Systems.
Alan Peacock
interactive poems for palm held computers
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Alan Peacock's palm-based PDA poems are as much about visual and sonouos poetry as the literary. Origaminoia features diaphanous texts which murmu by and even allow for the dranning of passages to allow for reorganization of the poem. Gardencrow, is a drag'n say poem as the stulus moves across the pad, passages cascade across one another in a waterfall of consciousness. Lastly, Solistitial is a simple visual poem in the vein of Fujihata, et al in which a periodic interaction between elements creates composition.
Alan Peacock is a teacher, practitioner and theoretician working with new media. His particular interests are centred in narrative forms and the interactive, and his creative output includes novel interactive objects and installations, performance, and invented games and histories.

Much of his work is concerned with sound, especially the spoken word, and with the ways that objects and actions mediate story. Alan has been involved in the use of computers in his own practice, and within Art and Design education, for over 15 years and he has been instrumental in introducing digital technologies to traditional disciplines and in setting up specialist programmes of study in emergent digital fields.

He is Scheme Tutor of the BSc Hons Software Systems for the Arts and Media, a study programme run jointly with the Department of Computer Science, and pathway leader of the Hyperfictions strand in the Faculty's MA Digital Practices.

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