Flash Poems

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Description

The first two of this list of poems stand out because of their use of Flash. Komninos' approach to Flash in his poem 'Beer' is similar to the work he published in animated GIFs: a sequence of words, morphing from one to the next producing surprising and amusing juxtapositions. It is with 'Love' (image above) that he took advantage of Flash's strengths: responsiveness to user input and audio synchronization. 'Love' creates a simple interface that triggers some not-lovely sounds when moused over or clicked on. The words readable within its circles are replaced by their opposites, portraying love as a kind of minefield full of triggers that can turn trust into jealousy, heartache into separation, or simply cause pain.
Excerpt of Leonardo Flores' description, I love E-Poetry

Creator

Zervos, Komninos

Date

2003/2005

Rights

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Genre

Web based digital poetry

Platform

Flash

Publication Type

Online/CD ROM

Citation

Zervos, Komninos, “Flash Poems,” ADELTA, accessed December 16, 2018, http://scem.ws/items/show/248.