About the Author
Ralph Hoyte is a Bristol-based poet, writer and artist whose practice covers three areas: poetry as a live-art, spatial poetry, and GPS poetry-scripts for mobile media. Hoyte considers ‘poetry’ to reside primarily in the voice, or in works composed for multiple voices. His works are thus always declaimed live or in audio form, tho’ they may have a paper iteration. As a spatial poet, Hoyte typically works in collaboration with sculptors, visual artists and screen-based artists to realize 3D sculptures or 2D graphic works which include words, or which are made of words. Hoyte idea-initiated and then co-created the world’s first audio-play for located media in an intelligent environment, 1831 RIOT! (with Mobile Bristol and Hewlett-Packard Labs). In this highly technical area Hoyte creates and writes poem- and wordscripts which are then uploaded to virtual GPS-located soundpools overlaid over a real land-/cityscape. When downloaded as an app, these ‘poem-‘ or ‘cultural-historical-‘ or ‘artistic-scenarios’ trigger on a smartphone only in the designated geo-location. They are ‘a portal into an alternative universe’ or ‘a virtual auditorium’, or ‘the landscape sings to you’.