This piece was created by scanning electron microscopy. The lines of the gradually self-reducing anagram poem were printed on a semiconductor device sample of Germanium and Silicon dioxide. The lines of the poem were written by a focus Ga ion beam into the sample. Placed into the microscope, the sequences of images were scanned by electrons at ranges from 400x all the way to 10000x. The first line was taken from the manual of the focused ion beam imaging system.
Concept, Poetry, Sound: Zuzana Husárová
Scanning Electron Microscopy: Rodolfo Camacho-Aguilera
Cinematography: Generoso Fierro
Editing: Garrett Beazley
Zuzana Husárová is a Slovak academic, postdoc researcher and author interested in experimenting with language, media and interactivity. She holds a Ph.D. in Literary Science, teaches mostly American literature in Bratislava at Comenius University and Electronic literature in Brno at Masaryk University. She participates on Slovak grant on electronic literature research, is a part of Slovak REMAKE team, likes to play with digital musical toys, human voices and sound, is a member of Habitat streaming series. From January until May 2011, she conducted her research as a Fulbright Scholar at Writing and Humanistic Studies at MIT in Cambridge, USA. Her theoretical and creative works have been published in a number of European, American journals, a Korean journal and were shown at AXIOM – Center for New and Experimental Media in Boston.