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Theodoros Chiotis


Quasar (Future Biology)

We will have become ourselves yet no one will recognize us:
the future will carve itself in stone in its attempt to steal our form
on the day we return from the cities in the centre of the world.

In this boundless space we will pick spots where there will be no reflection–
sticker ads will seal off the fractures where the cities join with one another;
we will have become ourselves yet no one will recognize us.

Our nervous system will detach itself from our bodies and all the echoes
will gain autonomy; every piece of signage will come to mean something else
on the day we return from the cities in the centre of the world.

Deep in the debris-filled rivers of the black, automated continents
distorted copies of artworks will consider themselves to be creators of worlds:
we will have become ourselves yet no one will recognize us.

The eldritch geometries of hats with mercury-filled linings will align themselves
with explosions occurring in rooms visible from the other side of town; all of
                                                                                                         these things will happen
on the day we return from the cities in the centre of the world:
we will have become ourselves yet no one will recognize us.


Theodoros Chiotis holds degrees in Classics and Modern Languages from the universities of London and Oxford. He is currently working as an IB instructor in Literature and as co-ordinator for the digitisation and digital enhancement of literature textbooks for Greek state schools. He is also working a researcher for the Centre of Greek Language in Thessaloniki while concurrently researching and developing model material for the teaching of digital literature in the classroom for Oxford University Press. Theodoros has worked in the past as a researcher in New Media Textuality for the Greek Open University where he developed and authored interactive educational material for the teaching of literature in open and distance learning contexts. Thodoris has taught literature and language courses at the University of Oxford. His academic work on modernist, postmodernist and digital literature has been published in a wide variety of academic journals and edited volumes. His literary work has appeared in publications in Greece, Great Britain and Australia.
 
 
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