"Word Clouds": a Graphic Renga
by Carol Raisfeld and Linda Papanicolaou
After seeing Carol's experiments with Wordle in our December 2001 issue, I have wanted to try a linked series using the site. Happily, Carol was game. We used a junicho renku scheme incorporating four seasons plus love, moon and blossom verses—but also indulged in a bit of word linking: there's a bit of repetition from each word cloud to the next. Add a bit of manipulation in our favorite photo processing programs and our "Word Clouds" renga is the result.
The Flash slideshow presentation is a variant of the template we use to publish all the submissions in our Haiku This Haiga feature. It was fun trying some not-so-traditional transitions this time.