In this brief, we were required to create either an ‘Anti-Affordance’ or an ‘Invitation to play’. After a lot of messing around, starting and abandoning ideas, I finally landed on creating a book of ‘Anti-Poetry’. I took some of my favourite poetry and some more commonly known verses an essentially ruined them. I translated some of them, using Google Translate, into non-Latin based languages and then re-translated them back into English or I converted them into various dialects or accents using a website called WooHoo! In doing this, I stripped the poetry of its initial affordance; the intricate use of the english language and poetic techniques to create a rather entertaining read.
Affordance Definition: the quality or property of an object that defines its possible uses or makes clear how it can or should be used