Social Fabrics: Wearable + Media + Interconnectivity

Digital Mallarmé, displays text with interpretive digital video images extracted from the poem, Un coup de dés jamais n'abolira le hasard (A throw of the dice will never abolish chance, 1897), written by Stéphane Mallarmé, an influential French symbolist poet (1842 -1898). Our presentation using digital media emphasizes the distinctive structure of the text and its unique typographical layout. The presence of the digitized text coupled with the spare page-like field of the garment emphasizes Mallarmé's own obsession with the blankness of the page. The garment is transformed into a power book or a communicating vessel of poetic verse and imagery. Our objective is to create live wearable poetry in motion using a virtual representation of sound bytes and "moving pages" that expresses some of the essential qualities of Mallarmé's poem.

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Updated 22 July 2009