Blastoconf Z89

A few in-progress snippets from a 3D poetry “game” in a near-future pandemic-afflicted society. The poetry combines ludicrous corporate jargon, hope for safety from illness, and phrases of resistance. The player/poet creates randomized poetic combinations by clicking on meetings to “join” them, only to be harangued by a cascade of corp-speak. Resistance poems occasionally pop up as well. The player scores points by successfully attending meetings, only to lose it all when they get infected. The colorful interaction of texts (what I call, “wordflakes”) provides a moment of artistic resistance and freedom from the onslaught of corporate messaging.

Created in Unity (still in-progress)
Poetry by me; corporate images under the Pexels License (free use) from