Julian Koschwitz uses a typewriter linked to data from the Committee to Protect Journalists to generate stories about those who have fallen doing their jobs.
The typewriter installation On Journalism #2 Typewriter writes generatively constructed stories about all journalist who have been killed worldwide between 1992 and today based on the existing data of their lives as well as their published work. The individual stories are connected through common fields of coverage, places, professions and many other aspects. Besides the text the typewriter creates also images e.g. flags which are heavier distorted the more journalists got killed in that particular country.
The image used for the cover has an interesting story. Read about it below or from its original source.
1. Watch the YouTube clip on how to create Blackout poetry.
2. Create your own Blackout Poem from a current news story that interests you.
3. Use Google News and search for a story or topic that interests you.
4. Copy and paste the entire article into a word document. Use the HIGHLIGHT TOOL (black) to blackout the article.
5. Use the tutorial information as a guide to black out the article that you have chosen.
6. Try and maintain the ESSENTIAL information - main ideas and details - in the article (DON'T BLACKOUT THE IMPORTANT DETAILS).
7. "POETIZE" the words and sentences. Rearrange the words and sentences into a poem. Click on the image below for an example. Read the poem to your classmates.
8. Save both the "blackouted" article and "poetized" version and send a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
[ evaluation: literature studies and oral]
you can identify the main ideas and details
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you can arrange the text into poetic form
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you can read the poem with enthusiasm and clarity
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