LabSynthE, a laboratory for the study of synthetic and electronic poetry in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at UT Dallas, presents An Audio Quilt of One Thousand Names again this year for HIV/AIDS Day on November 29, 2018.
For the HIV/AIDS Week of 2017 and HIV/AIDS Day 2018, LabSynthE focused on the traditional action of reading the names, but shifted the nature of the interaction. What is usually public, loud, and witnessed became an intimate and poetic participatory installation. Participants are invited to read and record names on and in 100 recordable cards—each containing a list of 10 names and an opportunity for participants to add additional names—which were then displayed in the ATEC Lobby.
This project is the focus of an article currently in press by burrough and Ferreira for Trace: A Journal of Writing, Media, and Ecology.