MarioThe Maker

(O, Miami Poetry Festival)

“Poetry Robots” are original machines to disseminate poems through technology. The Poem-o-matic prints poems on receipt paper. Using a curated database of short poems, the Poem-o-matic prints one poem at a time, at random, with the touch of a button. Each poem tears away (just like a receipt) and can be taken home. Optimus Rhyme is a robot who reads poems out loud on command. Once initiated, Optimus will read all of the poems in his hard drive in random order, over and over, until someone shuts him off. (Just like a real poet.) O, Miami Poetry Festival 2016–2018

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Shell Poems” was a project to put poems inside of sea shells on Miami Beach. 3-D printed shells with Bluetooth speakers hidden inside them were placed on Miami Beach for people to discover. When they put the shell up to their ear, one of several Ocean Vuong poems played, read by the poet himself.

O, Miami Poetry Festival 2018
Project by Ricardo Chuecos and Cristian Duran
Shell created by Mario The Maker Cruz
And Moonlighter Maker Space

Videography by Jorge Graupera
Editing by Scott Cunningham
Song: “Yellow Moon” by Preservation Hall Jazz Band

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MarioThe Maker

MarioThe Maker

Mario The Maker : Mario Cruz is a Hacker, Maker, and inventor from Miami. Working out of Moonlighter Makerspace. @MarioCruz twtr. http://bit.ly/2r0Jcy3 Medium