“sway” is a project for an Independent Study course in Transcoding Literature. This program was built in p5js and pulls from live APIs to generate a unique poem that reflects the current conditions on the University of Denver of campus. I made a complete list of the champion trees that are part of the DU Arboretum which are selected at random when the poem generates. The temperature description and time of day are both reflections based on data being pulled from weather and world clock APIs, respectively. The bird in the second line is sourced from an ornithology API, tracking the latest bird sightings within ten miles of campus. The 3rd line, which is occupied with a placeholder, will be an array of Basho’s haiku lines that fit the theme of this piece.

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