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December 13, 2006

Haiku Trader


Distributed Creativity and MySpace

Haiku Trader is a new media poetry / performance artwork that began in 2005. The art work as such utilises the social network myspace as a virtual collaborative space investigating the theme of distributed creativity and aesthetics. Practically speaking, what this means is that the work is not 'limited' to this profile but must be conceptualised as the network it involves progressively over time. This network can be explored through the virtual traces left as haiku 'comments' throughout the myspace community as well as in the group which this profile acts as 'moderator' for - Desert Islands.

Leon Tan works as a lecturer and psychotherapist at AUT University, and as a consultant for an ICT company Cogitatus Solutions. He is also a doctoral candidate in art history and film tv & media studies at the University of Auckland. He researches interactivity, psychoanalytic social theory, social and cultural software. He is also a new media poet / artist. His current work experiments with distributed authorship in poetry utilising social software platforms. [posted on Rhizome]

Posted by jo at December 13, 2006 11:07 AM