Velo City

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In Velo City typography and movement of the words connect with the messages and feelings expressed. It is a kinetic and hypertext poem, similar to El rumor de los álamos by Óscar Martín Centeno. The poem has been online since 2000 and is one of the first known poems of Spanish kinetic poetry. It follows the tradition of creationist poetry by Spanish poets like Juan Larrea and Gerardo Diego because of a new use of typography and emphasis on visual effects. Technology provides the interaction between reader and poet because of the messages that the author transmits to the reader who chooses hyperlinks and perceives the different degrees of excitation of the poet through the movements of letters as well as the directions where the poet wants to take the reader: rising (feeling joyful), falling down (descending to subconscious thoughts), choosing colored words and paths, leaving empty spaces between words (creating mystery, giving new meanings to words). (Source: Maya Zalbidea)

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