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Augmented Reality Poetry Demo

  • Edgewater Poetry & Athletics Club (map)
  • 461 NE 31st Street
  • Miami, FL 33137

Poet Terri Witek and artist Matt Roberts present a free, interactive workshop on “augmented reality poetry” - a fascinating new way to write poetry into the world around with you. Using Layar, a free app for your Android or iPhone, poets will learn how to embed poems into the Miami landscape. In the process, Witek and Roberts will present their own augmented reality collaboration: "Fire Dreams."

Terri Witek is the author of Exit Island (2012); The Shipwreck Dress (2008), a Florida Book Award winner; The Carnal World (2006); Fools and Crows (2003); Courting Couples, winner of the 2000 Center for Book Arts Contest; and Robert Lowell and LIFE STUDIES: Revising the Self (1993). A native of northern Ohio, she teaches English at Stetson University, where she holds the Sullivan Chair in Creative Writing.

Matt Roberts is a new media artist specializing in real-time video performance and new media applications. His work has been featured internationally and nationally, including shows in Brazil, Canada, Argentina, Italy and in the following cities of the United States, New York, Miami, and Chicago. He is the founder of MPG: Mobile Performance Group, an Associate Professor of Art and Program Director of Digital Arts at Stetson University.