David Moscovich is a Romanian-American writer whose novella of one-page fictions, You Are Make Very Important Bathtime, available from Journal of Experimental Fiction, was nominated for an & NOW Award. A finalist for the 2013 Eric Hoffer Award for Best New Writing, Moscovich lives in New York City and runs Louffa Press, a micro-press dedicated to printing innovative fiction.
Festival Events: 2015 AWP Minneapolis
The CAPTCHA POEMS are a series of poems generated through the anti-spamming software known as CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart). The concept for this project derives from a fascination with the randomness, chaos, indeterminacy and the intersection of technology with poetry. Author plus software equals poetry. Initially, the artist's will is subtracted from the equation, leaving only the note taking to formulate the poem, which consists of an automated list of word pairs digitalized then reproduced for the CAPTCHA software. For every two words I wrote them down and compiled a list until I felt each poem was finished. I hit the reload button and recorded the randomized words the CAPTCHA software produces, then read them aloud through electronic effects which I manipulate myself in real time. Some words or combination of words were repeated, echoed, reverberated, bounced, or delayed during performance. Some of the CAPTCHA POEMS can be listened to here: http://transmissionarts.org/artist/y2qn0b/audio
POSTCARD CAPTCHA IV
POSTCARD CAPTCHA III