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Download The Disappearing for iPhone, iPad or Android
‘…because he believes that dreams are fragile
and shouldn't be disturbed.’
- Omar Musa, commisioned poet, The Disappearing
About The Disappearing
The Disappearing is an innovative and interactive app for smartphones and tablets, which maps Australia through poetic connections to things lost or being lost. Each poem collected in the map is connected to a specific geographic location, as well as to the notion of disappearing, of places, buildings, events, relationships. What is left behind in the wake of things.
Transform the world around you with new poems by some of Australia's finest poets who've created a poetic map charting traces, fragmentary histories, impressions and memories. Hundreds of poets have submitted hundreds of poems, mapping the entire country with poetry.
Along with previously unpublished poetry, The Disappearing features exclusive videos of readings and interviews with poets.
Users can download the free app for their iPhone, iPad or Android device, which uses GPS technology to pinpoint poems about the area around you. Besides exploring the poetry of their place, you can also upload your own poems to The Disappearing, preserving ideas, emotions and experiences about your own environment that vanish over time. To sumbit a poem, download the app today.
Radio National has produced a fantastic radio documentary about The Disappearing for their Poetica program. Click here to listen to the piece.
The SWF Walking Tour
The Disappearing Walking Tour was held during The Sydney Wristers' Festival 2012, where Johanna Featherstone guided the audience through Sydney to uncover its hidden poetic currents. The tour included meeting points with Disappearing poets, who read poems about to that location, including Martin Harrison, Astrid Lorange, Nick Bryant-Smith (SOLO from Horrowshow) and Lorna Munro (click on each poet's name to watch their poetry readings from the night).
Disappearing App to Map the Territory
The Disappearing headed north in April 2013 for the Eye of the Storm Festival, using poetry and technology to explore the Northern Territory's hidden stories. Some of the Territory's finest writers, including Michael Giacometti, Leni Shilton, Kate Aldenhoven, Steve Hodder Watt and Penelope Drysdale, were commissioned to write new work for the app.
Their poems joined over 200 pieces by Australia's most celebrated poets, created especially for The Disappearing.
The Disappearing learning resource
The Disappearing learning resource was the most recent to be piloted by Red Room Education in 2012. The resource offers students an authentic publication mode, for both poetry and descriptive writing, that explores and maps ideas and memories of place. Workshops utilising this resource allow participants to interact with this free live app and explore learning resources that address multimodal requirements of the Australian Curriculum: English.
To book a Red Room Education workshop using The Disappearing learning resource, contact our Education Manager, Tamryn Bennett, at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (02) 9319 5090.