Forough Farrokhzad’s iconic, widely quoted poem (Rebirth, 1962) . . The Bird May Die I feel sad, I feel blue. I go outside and rub my cold fingers- on the sleek shell of the silent night. I see that all lights of contact are dark, All routes to relate us- are blocked. Nobody will introduce me to the sun, Nobody will take me- to the gathering of doves. Keep the flight in mind! The bird may die. . . (my translation, September 2006, Montreal) . by: Persian Poetry in English
A Chinese fashion designer has used complex sensory technology to create a dress that moves, changes shape and even lights up when it is looked at. Montreal-based designer Ying Gao installed her high-fashion creations with eye-tracking technology so that they activate when they sense someone’s gaze.