Wednesday, April 2, 2008
A Polite Request for POEMS Composed for an ELECTRONIC L.E.D Scrolling DEVICE
Through means entirely legal, although somewhat questionable, I have acquired TWENTY FOUR small 2x3 1/4 inch programmable scrolling LED devices. "What is a programmable scrolling LED device?" you may ask. WELL, to put it simply its a small plastic THING that allows you to program messages into it, that are then displayed by red Light Emitting Diodes scrolling in a left to right fashion. Sort of like those horrid scrolling news tickers in Times Square that show headlines or signs in convenience stores that say "buy 3 beef sticks get 2 free!" EXCEPT this programmable scrolling LED device can fit in your pocket.
SO I would like to ask, if programmable scrolling LED devices suits your fancy, to (de)compose a 256 character (spaces and punctuation included) poem/piece/vomit/novel/sonnet/psalm/biography/map/musical for these devices.
Please keep in mind the following limitations when creating your masterwork:
-The words/characters move left to right
-Speed can be adjusted to very slow to very fast
-The cases for the devices will be painted white
-You can use the following characters:
Please keep in mind you can dictate how you would like the device to be oriented (90 degrees scrolling up, or 36 degrees scrolling down) and PLEASE let me know of any other ideas or things you would like to try with these toys.
The limitations are the best part and dont forget that the words M O V E !
Send your texts to: reidbingham [at] gmail [dot] com
I will post GIFs of these as I receive/program them and hopefully if there is a toy show they can be shown there or elsewhere.