By Amos Latteier
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N8R TXT is an interactive public art project that sends location-specific nature haikus to your phone. You will receive custom-generated haikus evoking nature at your location. The poems reflects the local geography, season, weather, time of day, plants, and animals. Every poem is unique.
Here are some examples:
"Summer evening, bloor & landsdowne, toronto"
slumpd in the subwy
ladybird beetls nappng
"Summer evening, st henri, montreal"
bump bump thumpng bass
settlng on Saint-Henri
months at the screen door
You can also participate by SMS, and follow haikus on Twitter. See the http://n8rtxt.org/ for more details.
Coverage is currently limited to Canada.
N8R TXT received support from the Ontario Arts Council
What's New in Version 1.2
* Improved User Interface - now shows a map of your location.
* Fixed an obscure bug when location can't be determined.