Turbulence.org Commission: Making Love: Poetry In Motion by OMTA (Omer and Tal Golan)
We cannot predict whom we will fall in love with, where s/he will be from, or in what language we will hear words that stir our emotions and excite us to our core. Poetry In Motion appropriates real time tweets about love from http://twitter.com and — by using semantic analysis algorithms — generates an endless, variable poem based on random choices made by each reader’s computer. Thus, Poetry In Motion relies on global telecommunications networks and social groups to crowdsource poetry and reveals all the love in the world at any given moment.
Making Love: Poetry In Motion is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation, now celebrating 50 years of the creative spirit of emerging artists.
Founded in 2006, OMTA is the artistic collaboration of international new-media artists Omer and Tal Golan. OMTA has exhibited in many countries including continuous representation at the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv Museum of Art; and active participation in London and New York art galleries and features. OMTA collaborators are associate members of the Leonardo/International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology; current contributors to university curricula internationally; and have worked in cooperation with Google, Art-Link, and other companies. As forerunners in innovative multi- and inter-disciplinary research, OMTA creates artistic displays that encourage viewer participation, in order to conduct studies regarding human interaction, digital mediation, body image, and social awareness.
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