This “online sonic mashup engine” assembles 1260 poetry audio recordings from the Penn Sound archive and provides simple, intuitive tools for very specific kinds of analysis. Whimsically toned like much of Jhave’s work, he could’ve easily used this engine to create an e-poem or a series of them: expressions of the tool and his vision. Instead, he released the tool for users to have their own creative explorations and analysis of the material.
In the Spring of 2009, Jhave was experimenting with two digital tools that allowed him to manipulate typography in different ways: Mudbox and Mr. Softie. He had first experimented with Mudbox in the Fall of 2008 when he was producing the Soundseeker sketches, and produced 7 more pieces compiled under the title MUDs. At the same time, his typographical experimentation with Mr. Softie resulted in 7 short pieces published as Softies. These works extend Jhave’s fascination with the physicality of language particularly when embedded within videos.
From January to May 2008, Jhave produced a series of 30 sketches, experiments in motion photography, usually involving water, in which he tests out different ways of juxtaposing and superposing his poetic texts with video clips. Published as a blog, Jhave describes the project in the about page as: