Exquisite Corpse Machine

Join us in breaking the World Record for longest Exquisite Corpse--a community-written poem.

Exquisite Corpse is a collaborative poetry game that traces its roots to the Parisian Surrealist Movement. Traditionally, Exquisite Corpse is played by several people, each of whom writes a word on a sheet of paper, folds the paper to conceal it, and passes it on to the next player for their contribution.

For the past two SPARKcons, litSPARK has created a digital version of this, where thousands of festival goers can contribute to a community poem much in the same way, but via an old laptop loaded with a Python-based program. Contributors can see only the previous line, then respond to it with a line of their own, and are then prompted to leave their email address if they would like to receive the final poem at the end of the festival.

Fondos becados por Raleigh-Durham, NC (June 2018)