Robert Gaskin’s poem “HAIKU ARE LIKE TROLLIES”:
Wandering in mist
Reaching out to soft sunlight
Blue-scaled dragons pause.
Moon low over sea
Glimpse of discarded cocoon
Small fish swimming idly.
Prehistoric Digital Poetry an Archaeology of Forms, by Chris T. Funkhouser, The University of Alabama Press, 2007, pp. 58–59.
John Morris’s poem “Haiku—At Random”:
Frogling, listen, waters
The still, scarecrow dusk.
Listen: I dreamed, was slain.
Up, battles! Echo these dusk
Battles! Glittering .
Fleas spring far, scarecrow,
Oh scarecrow, scarecrow: well, far,
Scarecrow, oh scarecrow.
“Prehistoric Digital Poetry an Archaeology of Forms.” Prehistoric Digital Poetry an Archaeology of Forms, by Chris T. Funkhouser, The University of Alabama Press, 2007, pp. 58–59.
The poems above were “written” by programmers who put together software programs with a set of mathematically-based language rules based on their study of poetry. The programs were run and the poems above were the end result.
This real-life example highlights a “clear line” between different schools of thought about the value of digital art. In fact, some would argue that the poems above are not poems and are not actually art at all.
With prescribed title #1 it is important that the essay focuses on knowledge “within a discipline.”