Robin Ouzman Hislop is on line Editor at Poetry Life & Times at Artvilla.com. His numerous appearances include Cold Mountain Review (Appalachian University, N.Carolina), The Honest Ulsterman, Cratera No 3 and Aquillrelle’s Best. His publications are collected poems All the Babble of the Souk, Cartoon Molecules, Next Arrivals & Moon Selected Audio Textual Poems. A translation from Spanish of poems by Guadalupe Grande Key of Mist and Carmen Crespo Tesserae, the award winning (X111 Premio César Simón De Poesía), in November 2017 these works were presented in a live performance at The International Writer’s Conference hosted by the University of Leeds. UK. A forthcoming publication of collected poems Off the Menu is expected in 2020
we invent them to serve us controlling our existence to create virtual worlds with hells and heavens myths domesticate science fiction and reality blur shaping our reality an assembly of biochemical algorithms flash fade flash fade spinning epidemic is business economy grows human experience as any other item in the supermarket a designable product intelligence mandatory consciousness optional individuals = dividuals in carbon or silicon owned by imaginary gods who what you are how to turn you on and off beyond control beyond the opaque wall algorithms can command empire or an upper class ruling the planet if words could make dreams come true a simultaneous instant in the brain of seven billion emerges the beautiful androgynous face of the serial killer wheat eater bread winner & the deluge of data millions of nano-robots coursing humankind's veins an Orwellian police state splits into the chosen hi-tech Noah’s Ark a new religion information flow datism to merge or not to merge the human genome as a digital processor where overwhelming data garbles the message in dystopian double talk will the defeaters prevail or cometh utopia from outer space our post human descendants do as you would be done by datism as we condemned the mammoth to oblivion your every action but where no human can follow or need to understand in the matrix the inter net of all things where has the power has gone the cosmic data God draweth nigh the great flow to maximise to plug you in voters of the world unite a colossus astride this narrow world free market big brother watches over every breath you take invisible hand that flies in the night between laboratory & museum voice of a million ancestors a ripple in the cosmic data flow shifts homo centric view to data centric view knowing us better than we know ourselves forager scavenger of carrion follower in fear & flight big brained Neanderthal Denisovan Sapient what drove you for 2 million years a big bum? what bound small divergent groups of differing tongue & taboo into the framework of humankind but fiction collective myths woven into our reality from money to the nation state imprisoned by the archetypes we've identified them with a virtual reality of cartoon molecules * after Yuvah Noah Harari Sapient & Homo Deus
Robin Ouzman Hislop is Editor of Poetry Life and Times his publications include All the Babble of the Souk and Cartoon Molecules collected poems and Key of Mist the recently published Tesserae translations from Spanish poets Guadalupe Grande and Carmen Crespo visit Aquillrelle.com/Author Robin Ouzman Hislop about author. See Robin performing his work Performance (Leeds University) .
This video recording was made at University of Leeds on October 10th. 2017, it was introduced and presented by Antonio_Martínez_Arboleda Principal Teaching Fellow in Spanish and poet.
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Below the video also is a link that gives a report and interpretation of the performance by students who attended.