This is a story weaved into a game. Three playlists are shown: my own, my mom's, and my grandma's, and below each song selected lyrics are shown. The user is asked to complile these lyrics into a short villanelle poem. The repetition in a villanelle structure gives the poem a song quality. The user does not need to copy the exact lyrics either, they are free to and are encouraged to mix one lyric line with another, change the word order of a line, or weave in their own words too.
Throughout the page, there are links that when read together make a story centered on that although language plays a significant role in identifying with a specific culture, it also transcends barriers with the the help of meter and sound. I chose music to convey this story because I believe it can illustrate a person, even a total stranger, and music can also remind one of specific people and/or memories.
I used html with embedded youtube videos and links to remix a poem I wrote called "Orestes Knows He Scrapes the Door When He Was Not There" which references the play The Flies by Jean-Paul Satre in which the character Orestes feels like a foreigner in his home city and does everything he can to fit back in which means to carry their memories. Read Me