So BBC peotry have come up with an innovative live Twitter type igloo thing for Glastonbury. The idea is to tweet your short poems to http://www.twitter.com/GlastoPoem on the day and they will be displayed live at Glastonbury. So in honour of this initiative, we will host a break away session at Tweetcamp on Twitter poems if anyone is interested. We are hoping to get some spoken word artists down to help get those creative juices going so you can post great poems live to Glastonbury!
For more details on how it will all work Glastonbury side, check out the press release below:
GlastoPoem (Glastonbury Interactive Poem)
This year the BBC Poetry Season has delved into the world of poetry with eclectic programming and collaborative events.
Glastonbury 2009 will witness an innovative merging of technology and poetry. With the support of Nitro Digital & the Igloo Vision Projection Dome, Glastonbury will be treated toan interactive Twitter Poem.
GlastoPoem will take an RSS feed from the social networking site Twitter. Twitter users can participate in this communal micro-poem by assigning the hashtag #GlastoPoem to their messages.
These “Tweets” will be projected onto the inner circumference of the Igloo whilst a VJ merges the 3D visuals. Quadraphonic sound will also help enhance the experience.
This (almost) real time installation will be live on Thursday 25th June from 12-5pm & Saturday from 10–5pm.
A number of spoken word artists will be performing spoken word and poetry from the dome. During the live performances the VJ (Visual Jockey) will be integrating the best micro poems within the visuals. In the evening a number of secret DJ sets will take centre stage.
Bluetooth messages will be sent to recipients handsets whilst in the dome. The content will include videos created especially for this year’s Poetry Season.
For the full line-up & information on how to interact with this years GlastoPoem please visit the sites below: