Blinding Lights

"Blinding Lights" is a "multimedia poem [that] is about how saturated we have become with media coverage and how damaging that is. De Barros' approach in this work is to also saturate us with sound, images, formatting, and color to make us realize the excessive amount of information we are constantly receiving. Each of the four parts of the poem uses multiple layers of color, still and moving images and text, looping and single-playing sounds, and responsive elements. Moving the pointer over the image of a man in the first part of the poem, for example, triggers a sequence of images that show how overloaded he is with visual information, to the extent that he needs to blindfold himself or avert his eyes. The narrative in the second part, and the images and words in the third and fourth parts all portray pain, damage, scarring, even murder, to demonstrate how damaged we have all become." -- From I Love E-Poetry


Poems That Go

Published in 2001 by Poems That GO in Volume 4.

This copy was given to Megan Sapner Ankerson and Ingrid Ankerson in Spring 2019. Preserved with Ruffle.js by the Electronic Literature Lab.