Screen shot of "Perhaps", Eduardo Kac, 1998/1999. This is the first poem written specifically for Internet 2. The poem is a virtual world with 24 avatars, each a different word. As remote participants choose a word and log on, they make decisions about where to go in the world. In so doing, they move towards or away from other words (i.e., towards or away from other participants), producing a syntax of transient meanings based on the constant movement, as well as the approximation and isolation of the words. This poem was experimentally read online throughout 1999 using a special server in the Art and Technology Department of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


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