Thesis Info

Thesis Title
“OPEN DÉCIMA” (OPEN TEN-LINE STANZA). Study of the relationship between the HTML computer language and the ten-line stanza poetry.
Viviana Álvarez Chomón
2nd Author
3rd Author
Master of Media Arts
Number of Pages
UCHILE. University of Chile
Thesis Supervisor
Valentina Montero
Supervisor e-mail
valentina.montero AT
Other Supervisor(s)
Language(s) of Thesis
Spanish, HTML
Department / Discipline
Media Arts
Languages Familiar to Author
Spanish, English, German, HTML
URL where full thesis can be found
code poetry, Medial archeology, HTML
Abstract: 200-500 words
This thesis falls within the field of electronic/digital poetry and aims to establish an aesthetic and conceptual relationship between the code poem and the ten-line stanza (traditional poetry). This study delves into the equivalences between ten-line stanza language and a computer language, specifically HTML, which is the code used to develop www Internet web pages. Together with a comparative analysis at a conceptual and aesthetic level, the thesis also provides a creative proposal consisting of the creation of a ten-line stanza metalanguage, that is to say, a ten-line stanza language that refers to its own language written in HTML code. This research-creation project is inspired by the ‘open’ culture, hacking, DYS and all collaborative formats, in which the visualization of the source code is used to seek autonomy in the contexts of creation and production. This proposal ‘opens’ the source code of the ten-line stanza language (a sort of ‘open ten-line stanza’) and places it against the source code of a web page. The main theme of the ten-line stanzas written for this project is the ‘device’ concept, which extends the metalinguistic dialogue of the project: to speak of the device in the (computer) language of the device itself. Thus, from the bibliographic review to the analysis and creation, this thesis aims to contribute to the collaboration and transparency trends of programming processes, as a poetic symbolic action, which seeks to open the black box of current technological paradigms.