June 14, 2004

Computer poetry


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Using definitions of poetry such as " The essence or characteristic quality of a poem." or "A quality that suggests poetry, as in grace, beauty, or harmony: the poetry of the dancer's movements," it is easy to see poetry everywhere. Night is especially good for seeing the poetry of nature apparent in our world.

I discovered a poetic moment in the unlikeliest of places: Halo. Halo is a video game for those of you not in the know. There is one part of the game where you can fly up high and listen to a secret track of music that the programmers threw in ala Easter egg. It is a lilting piano song; kinda melancholy. From that spot, you can listen to the music and watch the artificial snow fall. It's poetry, disguised as a video game.