Futures 2084

The Game of Learning

The Game of Learning

Author: Tom√°s Amico

“In 2084 the school will function as a virtual reality game where children will have to put on helmets and connect to a kind of machine. At that moment they will enter a kind of game in which they will be in a classroom and take classes from their own homes. The only in-person class there will be is the gym class since sports could not be done from that connection mechanism. Recesses will be the way the student choose, whether disconnecting for the duration of it and reconnecting, or taking recess from the virtual game. Another thing that will not be virtual are the events since it is not the same feeling to watch it from a game as in person in a theater. This mechanism will be implemented since in this way there would be no need to pay for gas, electricity, the maintenance of a school, etc.” Tom√°s Amico


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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