Nov 9, 2009
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talk mainstream (2009-2010)

talk mainstream is a Twitter Transitivity* project by Daniel Dugas exploring how language and spam works in the construction of knowledge. An Apple script downloads the Google Trends list information and a MAX patch, is set up to manufacture the tweets. Ironic comments rise out of the list of keywords people are searching as compiled by Google, and other lists of verbs, nouns, prepositions, adverbs and locales.

*Transitivity is a way of describing the relationship between participants and processes in the construction of clauses – basically, ‘who (or what) does what to whom (or what)’.
John Hartley (2002) Communication, Cultural and Media Studies – The Key Concepts, London, Routledge

The project ran from November 9 until December 15, 2009.

Tweeter account

pdf – Twitter archive

 


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Daniel H. Dugas

Artiste numérique, poète et musicien, Daniel H. Dugas a participé à des expositions individuelles et de groupe ainsi qu’à plusieurs festivals et événements de poésie en Amérique du Nord, en Europe, au Mexique et en Australie. Videopoésie / Videopoetry, coécrit avec Valerie LeBlanc, vient de paraître aux éditions Small Walker Press.

Daniel H. Dugas is a poet, musician, and videographer. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions as well as festivals and literary events in North America, Europe, Mexico, and Australia. His eleventh book of poetry, co-written with Valerie LeBlanc, Videopoésie / Videopoetry has just been published by the Small Walker Press.

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