The project is the result of a competition run in partnership with University of the Arts London's Central Saint Martins college to create an "interactive experience for the Kings Cross community".
The installation uses Google's voice search technology and the Google Speech platform to recognise what is being said, and then placing it within the newly created poetry.
"Thousands of people pass by our development site at Kings Cross every day so we wanted to create an experience which would help bring them together. We loved the idea from the students to produce randomly created poetry as passers-by talk into the installation."
– PETER BARRON, GOOGLE
Laura Ventura Ricart, an MA Narrative Environments student and part of the Poetrics team said:
"We saw Poetrics as an opportunity for people to have a collective and meaningful experience playing with language and the absurd, just as the Dada did in their surrealist game 'the Exquisite Corpse'. Poetrics' interactive wall collects and assembles words spoken by the people of Kings Cross and turns them into random poetry made by all."- LAURA VENTURA RICART, STUDENT