As you explore and read this disorienting work, consider how the use of links, mouseovers, animated GIFs, and multiple languages challenge expectations. Take pleasure in its headlines, juxtapositions, and the brief scheduled displays of even more visually charged images of language. Is the persistent background image of a cassette tape meant to be personified? Is this what happens when media stops being the passive recipient of our gaze and starts staring back?
Consider that the poem’s title translates literally to “The Resocialist International” and its placement and language choices frame the page as a socialist art journal. As you read its slogan-like lines (formatted as headlines) which advocate a revolutionary avant garde poetics, think about the extent you might be following deeply ingrained reading practices and how this work pushes you to become re-socialized. Is reading the screen rendering alone an implicit acceptance of an unspoken Web EULA?