Birgitta was sitting by herself wondering why it was so boring being
a poet. The only way it seemed to get poems across to people was to
read them on a organised events or publish it in a book. Sometimes they
could be heard on the radio and sometimes papers would publish the poems.
And people would ask can you make a living being a poet.......??? Of
course the answer had to be no. So she was thinking and thinking until
her brain was frying. Thinking of how much fun it was to mix all possible
things together and make some unpredictable blend out of it. Thinking
of that it would be really about time that poets would get some dough
for having to be poets. Thinking how great it was to work on making
things for the Internet. When the brain in Birgitta's head was about
to be just a tiny little burned out piece of over fried organ she got
an idea. This idea was very little in the beginning and she would talk
about it and then she stumbled into other people that where bored as
well and told them about this techno poet concept and the first live
Internet broadcast from Iceland and they decided that it would be fun
to make something out of it. This took 9 months to develop. The whole
process of getting this thing moving has been a very positive experience.
But this thing has been as heavy as an elephant that needs to be pushed
through a glass factory.
project was one of the biggest things I have ever done. It could never
have been pulled off if so many different kind of people didn't take
part in it and believed in this adventure. We pulled off Iceland's first
live broadcast on the Internet, but not only that, the essence of the
project was poetry, dressed in so many shades of media. One of the amazing
things we also did was to get this thing on national TV, they even used
parts of the event in the election TV for the presidential elections.
It was a hell of a ride. I spent many night until 5 in the morning to
maintain Iceland's first blog page, that was part of the countdown to
the event. Many people thought we could never do it but we did. I am
deeply thankful to everyone that took part and made this dream a reality.