Project for Tachistoscope was very interesting to me. The kinetic words were overwhelming to me. I found it very hard to focus at first. However, it is interesting to see what kind of message you develop in your mind with the words you are able to catch. I thought it was a very interesting exercise. Project for Tachistoscope was unlike any other type of poetry I’ve seen before. The fast flashing words may actually make people pay closer attention. I found myself concentrating even harder to try and grasp what the message was. This is a very new concept brought with digital literature. With traditional literature this type of poetry would not have been possible. However, when you have the paper version of poetry I believe it gives you more time to internalize and think about the meaning of what you have just read. Meanwhile with these kinetic words it can be very difficult to grasp what you have just read and what it means. Every time you start the project for Tachistoscope you see a new message. This could be very interesting but very frustrating at the same time because if you are trying to understand what you read the first time around then you can’t go back to read it again. I personally prefer traditional literature because I find the kinetic literature very overwhelming. However, I do appreciate the uniqueness of project for Tachistoscope.
-Poundstone, Project for Tachistoscope