The Elkement has published its first Search Term Poem on its blog on 12-12-12. The first weeks of living as a practicing search term poets were exciting, intense... and heart-wrenching at times.
It designated itself as a leader of new cult, attracted new comrades quickly, and transcended the scope of its art to other items from the virtual scrapyard such as spam comments.
But it was existentially frustrated by discovering - as usual - that it just had been a later adopter, at least with respect to spam poetry. Find an account of those tumultuous days here.
However, in relation to Search Term Poetry the judgment is still out. Today, as per 12-02-14 it still believes it founded search term poetry.
This was the first poem based on terms delivered via Bing web master tools. Titles have been added, but search terms are unmodified - one line corresponds to one search term.
Bing poetry (1): On Web 3.0 – Animals Communicate via Household Appliances (I might re-consider this prosaic title)
anything new in microwave ovens?
posts in dark
comment via microwave
the dark side is strong in this one
Bing poetry (2): On Theory and Practice
the word cliche address
theory of trying
i am trying to not get attached to a psychologist
i am interested in combining theory and practice
At New Year's Eve the Elkement was rewarded with more great search terms. The following philophical poem was crafted from a mixture of search harvested using WordPress stats, Google and Bing webmaster tools. And after all, this is a tightly managed projects. Following the standard operating procedure we need to tick off search terms every quarter.
poetry by crowdsource
theory and practice are different in real life – poem
your search term
resurrection project 2012
the darkside took me
combine 2 cliches
trying to be strong through art
nostalgia and steampunk
irony vs oxymoron
blank sheet theory
philosophy and weird intuition
f as in
fringe science theories
quantum physics in a nutshell
moonlighting with einstein
theory about stupid questions
microwave oven day 2012
can a mouse get in a microwave
rodent electric chair
a sustainable product
the first heat pump
it was built
fundamental research in physics done by outsiders
full steam productions
braving the elements
dark side strong it is
how to avoid inflation
total topics kafkaesque
people become interested in the dark side and want to gain knowledge in using it to their advantage
original idea already cliche