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Tasks / Placepoem

Write a poem about your favorite place, by only assembling text you find in that place.

1. Go to the place you want to write a poem about.
2. Find some text. E.g. street signs, advertising posters, graffiti, garbage etc.
3. Document the text you find - take pictures, or just note down what you find and where.
4. Cut and paste until you have a poem.
5. Post it here, along with documentation of the texts and the place.

Rules: You may insert three words which are your own (that you have not found on the location).

(Disclaimer: This task is inspired by the textopia research project, . If you find it interesting, please put your poem there as well (and a sound recording of it), and a special place in heaven will be reserved for you!)

1 to 100 players
15 points
Level 1
Created by Løvlie

Terms: poems, place, text

9 completed :: 37 in progress
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Placepoem by gh◌st ᵰⱥ₥ing January 12th, 2010 6:27 PM

placepoem Thin washes of sky, doves, apostles of beauty. Arrayed on a simple tabletop still-life, a treasure hunt: in natural light, asparagus,            tea, roots, women. Hartley and Daniel— family from hints of gray ...

15 + 65 points :: 8 comments :: 13 votes
Placepoem by Whistle Fish July 31st, 2010 2:16 PM

Went to lunch at Applebee's today. (Received the best treatment I ever have in my life at a restaurant. It was surprising.) Of course, sitting there waiting for my food I remembered this task, and if you've ever been to Applebee's you know there's a ...

15 + 34 points :: 1 comment :: 11 votes
Placepoem by The Time Traveler November 29th, 2011 7:58 PM

my father's old apartment. he hasn't lived there in a long time, but it was easy enough to go back. traveling along one's own timeline is more difficult, but doable- and it was nice to see it again. i timed my arrival with one of his business trips,...

15 + 25 points :: 1 comment :: 6 votes
Placepoem by Ty Ødin, Pixie November 3rd, 2013 2:50 AM

Pixie and I went on a magical capitalistic placepoem haiku adventure! You'll never guess where we went -.-

15 + 24 points :: 0 comments :: 6 votes :: 2 collaborators
Placepoem by Professor Møbius June 3rd, 2010 1:17 PM

(Pictures can be found at: As Tirius and I entered the gas station, it's air bustling with the noise of customers, all diligently playing the game of life, buying their s...

15 + 18 points :: 2 comments :: 7 votes
Placepoem by Furious George September 8th, 2010 2:46 PM

This is a poem about my mum's house, where I am staying right now. This activity made me explore the living room and kitchen with new eyes. The found text is a mixture of fridge magnets, CDs, smoking apparatus and a newspaper, all pretty unique to t...

15 + 17 points :: 0 comments :: 4 votes
Placepoem by Libris Craft July 13th, 2012 1:37 PM

My family home has a staircase with a built in bookcase. The books have never (in my lifetime) been removed from the shelves, except for dusting. But I love the landing with the bookcase. It faces a giant mirror, which reflected myself back to me kin...

15 + 10 points :: 0 comments :: 2 votes
Placepoem by Robert Warren May 18th, 2012 10:20 AM

We all must be leashed. Have you seen your County jail? ddddfsuch fine conduct ddddfsuch disorderly business ddddfsuch lewd, wanton, obscene cooperation. A quarantine has been placed ddddfto protect the costs of prosecution, ddddfto keep any person u...

15 + 10 points :: 1 comment :: 2 votes
Placepoem by Loøke Jr. September 10th, 2010 10:34 PM

**this is not done, I have another location that I will add later** Train Tracks Poem: In Kansas, 2 trains Call Jack Harrison. No Warning, no Entrance. This Is Not done. Crabs track Seafood. Words I didn't use from train tracks: Rail road crossi...

15 + 3 points :: 0 comments :: 1 vote