Futures 2084

Revolution in Novacity

Revolution in Novacity

Author: Daniel Cao

“I am in the year 2084, living in NovaCity, an unimaginable place compared to what it was 61 years ago. I am a senior engineer, dedicating my entire life to this field. Throughout my journey, I had to create everything from computers to much more complex things that I cannot mention. One day, I receive a message on my communicator from someone named THk 142, saying that they require my help. They sent me a location with a specific time: 164th Street, height 14′ 28″ 89″ at 23:49.
At first, I was very confused until I received another message saying that they were rebels. They ask me to help them overthrow the oppressive Central Corporation and restore freedom to our city. Intrigued by this opportunity for change, I decide to join their cause. I meet with their leader, Marcus. His eyes reflect determination and bravery. Marcus explains to me the dark plan of the Central Corporation to control our minds through brain implants.
Our goal is to infiltrate the heart of the Corporation and deactivate the control system. I know it won’t be easy; security is relentless. We use camouflage technology and advance stealthily, avoiding robotic guards and surveillance cameras. After overcoming multiple obstacles, we finally reach the central server room. I connect my device to the network and begin decrypting the complex security code. I feel the adrenaline rushing through my veins as I work quickly and precisely. Finally, I manage to deactivate the system.
At that moment, the lights go out in the room, and a sense of liberation overwhelms me. We have triumphed. The city is free from the oppression of the Central Corporation. It is the beginning of a new dawn, where hope and freedom can once again flourish in NovaCity.” Daniel Cao


Visual Poetry received for the International Call for Visual Poetry 2084 Imagined Futures (2023), whose slogan was: ‚ÄúImagine and send us your visual poetry creations from the future to our present. The time has come to occupy the future and allow your artistic vision to shape the world to come. Together we can transform dreams into reality.‚ÄĚ
The call was organized by Aura Poesía Visual (http://aurapoesiavisual.blogspot.com/?m=0). We thank Ana Verónica Suárez and OmarOmar.

Visual poetry is a form of experimental artistic expression that combines visual and verbal elements to transmit a message with the image predominating over the verbal. Unlike traditional poetry, words can appear superimposed, deformed or combined with images and graphic elements (typefaces, photographs, illustrations, etc.) to create a poetic experience that transcends written language and its literal meaning.

Note: given that some of the visual poems have been delivered without a title, from the editing area of 2084 Futures Imagined from the South, we decided to give them a possible title with the intention of equaling them to others, simultaneously helping to distinguish them.

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