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‘Transitional perimeters’ by Theodoros Chiotis (extract from a longer piece)

 

 

Theodoros Chiotis

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2 Code Poems by Theodoros Chiotis

 (“PoemsWithoutWords: a[i]nterior [i(nco)m]possibility” uses
html code and programming language. “VW5ib3hpbmc=” (“Unboxing”) uses
binary code and programming language.)

PoemsWithoutWords: a[i]nterior [i(nco)m]possibility

 

<center>

                 Words I</br>

</center>

                We    no      longer     have     but     these         words.

<!–                                                      ========

          –>

               We   no        longer    have   any   words

<center>

                 Words II</br>

</center>

               Our      words     belong    to      everybody

<!–                                                      ========

          –>

<center>

                 Words III</br>

</center>

int error = speakAMachineMagicTongue;

if (error)

fprintf (stderr, “Error: exiting…\n”)

exit (error)

               incurealies             animity          extrop        cryptorious     abilitecology

         Nonsense         words        are     now             swarming

migrating

<!–                                                      ========

          –>

across                                                   bodies

          We          scavenge        4      skin

                                                                      &      bones            anywhere

we        can       find        them.

<center>

                 Words IV</br>

</center>

              New         languages      are        the     skin

                                                                                            &    bones      of     new selves

<!–                                                      ========

          –>

        writing the eye             writing the I

           we       write          to          submit       the        world      into        repetition.

<!–                                                      ========

          –>

            We {exist} [n]code[d].

<!–                                                      ========

          –>

             We    write        to        create       the      conditions      for         what

     would        have             never              been        there:

<!–                                                      ========

          –>

                                                        occupation.

VW5ib3hpbmc=.

 

     a ma(chi)n(e):

a prescriptive engagement

with the world

    misunderstandings & misreadings become interchangeable.

Instructions

for navigating curves

        & curvilinear surfaces:

      Public Class LanguageProgram

          Public Shared Sub Main()

              Dim UserName, Answer, languages As String, NumLanguages As Integer

              Console.Write(“Who are you: “)

              UserName = Console.ReadLine()

              Console.WriteLine(“Hello {0}”, UserName)

              Do

                  Console.Write(“Do you need a new language: “)

                  NumLanguages = CInt(Console.ReadLine())

                  languages = New String(“*”, NumLanguages)

                  Console.WriteLine(languages)

                  Do

                      Console.Write(“Do you need more new languages? “)

                      Answer = Console.ReadLine()

                  Loop Until Answer <> “”

                  Answer = Answer.Substring(0, 1)

              Loop While Answer.ToUpper() = “Y”

              Console.WriteLine(“Goodbye {0}”, UserName)

          End Sub

      End Class

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