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Poetry Fishbowl Open!
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From: minor_architect Date: March 3rd, 2010 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Now that you mention it...

I like the idea of a literal moving poem and I'm curious to see how it would turn out. I'm not sure if I'd be able to sponsor the entire poem once it's completed, so I'd probably throw coins into the hat and call for co-sponsors. Would this work?
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 3rd, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Now that you mention it...

Sure, calling for cosponsors is fine if the poem turns out to be more than one person can afford. Thank you for your interest!

It looks like I have PowerPoint on this computer, but I've never used it. I believe it's a program that has been used to animate poems. I have no idea if what I have in mind is easy, challenging, or impossible.
From: minor_architect Date: March 3rd, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
If this poem happens to fall into the "impossible to animate" category, I completely understand. Just keep me posted. :)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 3rd, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hmm...

Oh, it's not impossible to animate -- I've seen other animated poems, and I've seen atom diagrams on the web. The question is whether animating this poem lies within my skill or the skill of someone I can entice to help me with it.

I checked PowerPoint. It does some cool things, and I could probably write poems to take advantage of those things, but it doesn't look like it will do what I need for "Creativity."

So, I'm going to call on the wisdom of LiveJournal and see if someone can come up with a solution. Maybe someone has an atom-modeling program with customizable labels, or writes Java or Flash or whatever. And I know one person who does computer animation.
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