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Techweek: Two Halves Make a Whole


Sat 19 May 2018, 1:00pm–2:30pm

Where: The Open Book, 201 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: Hayden Glass

Two Halves Make a Whole is a piece of participative performance art, a creative investigation into how tech facilitates connection, between people, between ideas, across space and across time.

It’s also like speed dating for found poetry, or chatroulette but with clothes on and a book in hand.

It takes place simultaneously at a secondhand bookstore in Auckland and another location in Toronto. People on each side of the ocean take turns choosing lines from a favourite book that are typed by a scribe into a Google Doc.

At the end of the event we will have created a new set of poems that exists somewhere between the two venues, a resonant whole spun from two halves. We will put them on this website and print them out for the walls.

Come along. You will love it. Bring your favourite book.

Presented as part of Techweek.

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