Plinko Poetry is an interactive installation that invites audiences to create blackout poetry using current news titles from different news sources. The interface allows people to remove words from their original context to become a playful and satirical reminder of their meaning.
Players can pick a chip and insert it into the top slot of the Plinko Poetry machine. The peg board in the front of the machine will alter the chip's path in a random direction, and the words behind the chip will be immediately highlighted. In this way, the machine blacks out all other words and displays a poem only with the words selected by the chip. Then a printer below the display will print out the poem for players.