This series of spatially combinatorial poems are built by arranging words on a five by five three-dimensional grid, using the same engine as in “I, You, We.” Readers can manipulate the object in several ways, zooming in and out and rotating the cube to allow certain phrases to come to the foreground and be read. There is always a word around which the rest of the cube rotates, giving it special meaning within the potential phrases the cube can produce.
This piece places you (as the “I”) in the middle of a vast cube made up of words in rows. Whether you wish to control the rotation of the cube or allow the program to rotate it along different axes for you, you are in for a dizzyingly fascinating ride. Choose lines to read along horizontal, vertical, diagonal, or inward planes or focus on the phrases that emerge from the combinations of I, you, we and different verbs and the combinations of the phrases. You could spend a very long time inside this cube, losing yourself in its spaces and exploring its visually arranged permutations, and it would be time well spent.