Eight Digits of Digital Poetics
[German Version]

by Friedrich W. Block

I. Aesthetically speaking, digital poetry will not gain so much by operating within its very specific media, as by operating with or against said media.
II. Nothing radically new occurs with digital poetry.
III. Digital poetry does not improve on, redeem or translate (post)modern ways of writing.
IV. Digital poetry's place within the net of varying literary forms is to be found in the program of literary experiment.
V. Digital poetry presents and exemplifies the use of languages, or codes, in symbol processing computers and in digital networks.
VI. Digital poetry broadens the spectrum in which time and space may be poetically formed.
VII. Digital poetry illustrates and externalises technology, including technologies of self.
VIII. Digital poetry may prompt the discussion on poetics.

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(Paper given at conference p0es1s - poetics of digital text )