Bringing together the environment, digital technology and site-specific poetry
Poetry Pin is a project we’re hoping to get students on the MA involved with in the near future. It’s a project that – to begin with – aims to record the changing Somerset coastal landscape around the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station development. It revolves around monthly focus walks. But the exciting aspect of this record is that it goes beyong the haptic experience of walking by utilising geo-location software on our mobile devices to bring to life the site-specific experience of that landscape. Users of Poetry Pin are able to create and upload their poetry, but that poetry can only be read or experienced while you are within that location. Samantha Walton – our MA’s specialist in contemporary and experimental poetry, is especially excited by this combination of environment, digital technology, and site-specific poetry!