P7 Cloudio2014 1 from DC Reid on Vimeo.
By DC Reid.
January 14, 2016 at 9:37 pm
CONTEXT: Computer programs are 1s and 0s, that’s all. This is the birth of the artificial intelligence Cloudio. Sandria is computing him into existence. She will make him into the man she wants. She is thwarting her father, now buried, because he told her: You Shall Have No Other, meaning: no other man.
This video creates the illusion that it is day going into night, but the end shows the camera backing up from a computer screen, Cloudio.
The poem ends with Wallace Steven’s ‘th the’ taken from the end of his poem ‘Man on the Dump’ The last Cloudio poem in You Shall Have No Other also ends with ‘the th’. Several meanings: an object, and the issue of perception as Stevens’ had particular views on reality and imagination.
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