The Mall as a Machine for Living

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This delightfully subversive hypertext poem is designed much like the mall it critiques. The reader browses from node to node in a linear or meandering way much like a shopper enters a mall or department store space and walks from store to store, discovering a variety of texts that hold together very nicely. The texts are sometimes about architecture, malls, cathedrals, and the Mall of America. One of the largest in the world, this giant mall in Minnesota is the focal point for a series of conceptual blends that lead the poem deep into absurdity. This is a piece that unfolds in the reader’s head as the seemingly factual information presented start to strain verosimilitude in a very semantic appropriation of prosaic language.

(Source: Leonardo Flores, I ♥ E-Poetry)

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