The Last Boat

  1. The Last Boat, a sidewalk poem, Some Thing Spacious, Oakland, CA, January 27th, 2014
  2. This poem was generated by translating a short news story through a random succession of languages via an online translator. With each new translation the meaning shifts. The result is a crowdsourced big data edit of the original text, embellished with the cultural understanding embedded in each language and its contemporary culture. No alterations are made to the text other than punctuation.

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