In "Cyberpoetry Underground",
the whole navigation is in a 3d textual space, text
animations, hot-spotted panoramas of text, and synthesized
voice sound poetry. This title is authored for Macintosh,
and requires QuickTime VR. It is a journey through
five 360-degree panoramas of text representing five
stations of the London Underground. In each panorama,
the text objects that make the scene are hyperlinks
to animated sound/text cyberpoems.
Komninos, performance poet, has
been poeting since 1985 professionally, taking his
poetry to schools, community groups, hotels, music
venues, prisons, coffee lounges and universities,
radio and television and now the internet.
Komninos has published two adult
collections of poetry with the University of Queensland
Press, a collection of poetry for children illustrated
by Peter Viska and published by Oxford University
Press, and a hard cover illustrated children's picture
book published by Harper/Collins.
Komninos has had three plays performed
by professional theatre companies in Sydney and
Brisbane. In 1992 Komninos received the Australian
Human Rights Award for Literature and in 1991 was
awarded the Australia Council's Ros Bower award
for outstanding achievement in community arts.
In 1995 Komninos completed a Masters
of Arts in Creative Writing at the University of
Queensland, he authored a CD-ROM of cyberpoetry
for his dissertation. He is presently a PhD candidate.
In 1998 Komninos travelled to London to be Writer
in Residence at Artec a multimedia training and
resource centre in Islington where he authored a
CD-ROM, 'cyberpoety underground'. He convenes and
lectures in the CyberStudies Major, School of Arts,
Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland.