iheart poetics is an iPhone app for creating and sharing interactive visual poems that merge text and imagery as one.
Take a picture, and then write anything you feel, whether a poem, one word or a caption Or start with text and add an image later. iheart poetics is flexible and saves your work as you create.
Share and build an ongoing love note with your partner, an evolving joke about a day in the life, or write a poetry book together...the possibilities are endless. And you can always share poetics as an image via email, MMS, Twitter, and Facebook.
Here are a a few screenshots of the app:
The iheart poetics app opens up the poetics form and usage to the world-at-large; it will also serve as an essential creative and research tool by which the project can continue to develop concepts of mutable text, conceptual writing, and bookmaking in the 21st century.
The project needs your support to make it happen – once the $19,000 funding is achieved you will be one of the first to receive the app and added rewards at your pledge level.
Please remember Kickstarter is all or nothing...to achieve funding, the goal has to be reached. Show your support, adopt early and bring poetics into your world.
WHERE IS THE PROJECT AT?
It is far along already...I have a working interactive mockup, there's a full specification, and I'm developing poetics by hand to inform the project build:
The app will come stocked with a set of these poetics so you can work off them, or generate poetics from scratch using your images and wordplay. In this way, iheart poetics is a merger between an interactive poetry book and poetry generation tool.
What's still needed is the funding to code and build this lil pocket poetry machine...
THE FINANCIALS - $19,000
This is the minimum financial goal that builds and launches version 1 of the app! Create, Write, Shoot, Edit, Save and Share your poetics on email and social media! Includes build of fluid, seamless interface, physics, and "poetic" database and technical backend. Also includes iOS Developer License, Legal Fees, Web Hosting and Marketing, and supporting the time to design and code this into reality.
HOW I GOT HERE
Since 2007, I developed this concept physically in the form of large and small-scale mutable text installations in Sweden, Miami, California and New York City.
Below is a film showing a past installation that greatly informs this app's goal to retain a "physicality" and connection to life, tactility, group interaction and gestures expressing emotion and thought.
Original iheart poetics Installation in Lund, Sweden
THE REWARDS! (finally :)
Everything offered in the Rewards is tied to this body of work, featuring some new works I'm excited to say you'll be the first to see and touch.
Letterpress Poetic Cards (at the $25 Pledge Level)
iheart variation 003 Prints (at the $50+ Pledge Levels)*
more info on ArtWeLove
* each iheart variation 003 print is an edition of 250 only, so please pledge now to make sure you get the one you want! in case an edition is out at time of your pledge, you will be able to select an alternative from the set.
iheart poetics chapbook 001 (at the $75+ Pledge Levels)
Rushkoff & Friesen Revariation Prints (at the $250+ Pledge Levels)*
more info on ArtWeLove
* Thanks to Douglas and Shaun for their donation of these prints!
Please add a bit for shipping depending on what you choose, thank you!
iheart poetics is proud to have a wonderful team of advisors to the project:
Fabienne Nicholas, Head of Consultancy at Contemporary Art Society, London, UK
Marshall Weber, Artist, Director, Curator for the Booklyn Artists Alliance, Brooklyn, NY
Tamas Banovich, Co-Founder, Postmasters Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
One way you can help is to tell your friends about this project and encourage them to support it too! There are links above to tweet, to Like this project on Facebook, and embed the project video on your website. Please pass it on, it's much appreciated!
To those who pledge support, thank you so much. This is a longtime dream to accomplish and you are helping make it possible.
And thanks to my family, friends, advisors and ArtWeLove who are a major support, there's no way this work could get to this point without you!
- (37 days)