Clacker- Looking Outwards 06

Pentametron ( @pentametron) by Ranjit Bhatnagar is a twitter bot that searches twitter for posts that happen to be in iambic pentameter and retweets them. Iambic pentameter is a line of verse with five metrical feel, each consisting of one short or unstressed syllable followed by one long (or stressed). There is something wonderful and poetic about this, as each tweeter did not know (I am assuming) that their tweet was iambic pentameter. It is a simple acknowledgment of older ways of organizing language in a highly contemporary way of writing. Ranjit Bhatnagar works with interactive and sound installations, with scanner photography, and with internet-based collaborative art.

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