Chris Ip: 'Every Thing Every Time' builds poetry from the smart city

Just opposite the Austin Convention Center there's a mechanical split-flap display -- the kind you might see in a 20th century train station -- propped on a slim strip of grass, fluttering off terse verses like this one from 11:26 AM on Friday:

SOMEONE BUYS A TICKET,
THE JURY HAS MADE A DECISION,
THE ARTIST PREPARES
AND THE PRICE OF COTTON RISES.

 

 

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