Haiku Canada 2015 – Haiku and New Technologies

coasts_and_islandsI gave a talk at the Haiku Canada weekend on Sunday May 17 2015 in Victoria, B.C.

The title of my presentation was: Thousand Islands: Publishing Haiku using new technology, from Twitter Haiku to iPad Haiga

 Synopsis:

Come explore a real archipelago of publishing options for the web, social media, and beyond.  This presentation offers an overview of the most innovative haiku projects available on new platforms, such as blogs, Twitter haiku, iPad haiga, video poems, podcasts, guerrilla haiku, art installations, and other experiments in the public space.  Jessica Tremblay will show you the best of the best in this lightning speed presentation which aims to inspire you to try new technology for your own projects. Don’t be stuck in one place when there are so many islands to explore!

As promised, here are the links to the websites I talked about. Have fun exploring these new technologies and finding new ways to share your haiku!

If you have a haiku blog, website, twitter account, feel free to share the links with us in the comments section.

Blogs

Twitter Haiku

iPad haiga

  • Alexis Rotella (some ipad art postcards on her homepage but Alexis Rotella shares her work mainly on her private Facebook page and on Twitter)
  • Kris Kondo (AKA Kris Moon) – shares her work mainly on her private Facebook page

FlipBooks

 Podcastshaiku-chronicles-issa

Haiku-Video

The Fly (Making of the zine)

The fly is one of the many new characters from the Old Pond Comics series I was able to developed thanks to a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.
In this behind-the-scene video, I show how I put my zines together.
The zine will be available soon on the Old Pond Comics online store: http://bit.ly/1CMjddW

My haiku life video – The making of (part 2)

My voice is raw from recording Kaeru’s voice for my haiku live video, but the frog finally speaks!

The animation film tells the story of how Kaeru became the Haiku Apprentice. It will be launched on the Haiku Foundation website on April 17 2015 (National Haiku Day!).

Meanwhile, enjoy this “making of “video from Old Pond Comics.

Haiku Video inspired by Shiki

I really like this Haiku Video found on Vimeo that was done for a video production class. It uses a modern-style of film-making to illustrate a traditional haiku by Shiki. I like that the spider is not seen but suggested.  It looks great (except for maybe the close-up of the fly).

Haiku Video (School Project) from BambucO Productions on Vimeo.

simply trust! trust! dewdrops spilling down (haiku by Kobayashi Issa)

comic

It’s a fact that “dew” does happen and you just gotta live with it. (Old Pond Comics)

 

simply trust! trust!

dewdrops spilling

down

– Haiku by Kobayashi Issa (translated by David G. Lanoue)

Illustrated by Old Pond Comics

PS I took these pictures during a walk to the Seabeck Historical Cemetary (at  Seabeck Haiku Retreat 2013). To see more, check out the digital story I created with the photos.

Alien : a screenplay that reads like a haiku

The screenplay for the movie ”Alien” is famous in the movie business for its short lines that read like haiku… or scfifaiku (science-fiction haiku). I borrowed the screenplay once from Praxis Centre for Screenwriters. Here are extracts:

 

ALIEN

by Walter Hill

and David Giler

Based on screenplay

by

Dan O’Bannon

Story by

Dan O’Bannon and Ronad Shusette

REVISED FINAL

JUNE 1978

(page 1)

INT. CORRIDOR TO HYPERSLEEP VAULT

Lights come on.

Seven gowns hang from the curved wall.

Vault door opens.

(page 2, a space tanka)

INT. GALLEY

Kane plugs in a Silex.

Lights a cigarette.

Coughs.

Grinds some coffee beans.

Runs some water through.

(page 2)

INT. HYPERSLEEP VAULT

Another lid pops open.

A young woman sits up.

(page 2)

INT. GALLEY

(Coffee) Pot now half-full.

Kane watches it drip.

Inhales the fragrance.