Open “Strings” by Dan Waber
This amazing work by Waber makes handwriting dance by using Flash to treat it as a piece of string: elastic, plastic, and so graceful! What we witness in this suite of short works of kinetic concrete poetry is not exactly a disembodied hand inscribing on the blank canvas of the page. We are looking through a window into a larger space, one in which little dramas are taking place, sometimes outside of our view. From the tug of war of the first “argument,” to the flirtation of a “no” morphing into a “maybe,” these pieces have a bounce and a rhythm to them that fill these manuscripts with life.
Featured in The Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1.