"Dream Man" is a textual animation that seeks to capture the energy and passion of slam poetry through the use of kinetic typography. As a live performance art, slam poetry relies heavily on body language and vocal dynamics, which can be both a strength and a weakness. People who do not physically attend a slam cannot receive the same emotional effect by watching recordings of the performances. By using visual elements to emphasize the dynamics of speech and gesture, I hope to complement the rhythm of spoken poems and create a new form of non-live slam poetry.

1st Place Winner, McKinney Contest 2012 - Electronic Media

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