LabSynthE is a creative laboratory in the School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication for the investigation of synthetic and electronic poetry co-organized by Dr. Frank Dufour and xtine burrough.

We are currently working on projects at the intersection of memory, translation, and poetry; and sound, worker’s rights, and feminism. The laboratory is a place where all voices are welcome. We operate like an improvisation group, prioritizing “yes and” as a condition for exchange.

The group meets weekly for two hours and is expected to meet for additional time when we are installing exhibitions. All graduate students and faculty are welcome to attend and collaborate. We regularly collaborate with The Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies; and welcome future collaborations across ATEC, the university, and the community.


April 2018
One Breath Poem: Drinking Edition, Plano ArtFest
One Breath Poem: Holocaust Remembrance Day Edition, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Edith O’Donnell ATEC Building, Dallas

November 2017
An Audio Quilt of One Thousand Names, created for AIDS Week, Edith O’Donnell ATEC Building, Dallas
Lion’s Breath, Dean Anne Balsamo’s Technoculture large-format class, performance for 150 students

May 2017
Death Fugue: Participatory Embodiment and Death Fugue: An Uncovering, Translation Conference hosted by graduate students and The Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies
Your Neighbors’ Weeds,
 CentralTrak, Dallas

April 2017
Dada Performance, Lion’s Breath, The Radium Girls: A Radically Advancing Tour of Exit Signs, Edith O’Donnell ATEC Building, Dallas

March 2017, Death Fugue: Participatory Embodiment, Reunion Launch Party, Dallas

November 2016, 100 Years of Data, The Center for Creative Connections Theater at The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas