The Return of the Line Lifting Poet

I spent some time yesterday morning, wandering the Making Learning Connected MOOC Blog Hub, finding ideas and stealing lines (aka, hacking and remixing to make words into something different) from blog posts in order to write poetry, which I then collected together into this Prezi. Thanks to all of those people who didn’t know I was using their words. You inspired me!

I added podcasts to this Prezi, too, so there is audio that will run as you move through the poems. I hope that doesn’t distract from the original. Although I am embedding it here, I think it “plays” better in full screen mode.

And the Prezi is remixable, so feel free to have at it, if you are inspired, too.

Peace (in the remix),

  1. I have been cruising the #CLMOOC this morning much like my sheep cruise a new pasture–a ladino cover here, a tasty bit of young dock weed there, and perfectly delightful bit of bur clover here and a random alfalfa crown there. My sheep choose the best and I am sure they do a bit of woolgathering as they go. Maybe not. I did, though, and I discovered something that might help me move toward a better understanding of what “hack” might mean. Could it be that a poem or bit of writing might not in itself satisfy most definitions of a ‘hack’ but that the process folks go through to get there is a hack? For example, Charlene Doland’s Makeapoem to Haiku Deck to G+ ( created something that was writing in a form, not very ‘hackish’, but the process she used was a hack of the writing process, a transmedia translation that hacked the process of creation itself. Is this a viable approach to ‘hacks’?

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