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An application enabling the creation and sharing of interactive visual poems that merge moveable text with photographs and imagery
Poetics is a visual poetry app that combines moveable text with photographic imagery. With art installation and software development, the project explores the concept of an infinitely editable, object oriented poetry.
Poetics is a visual poetry app that combines moveable text with photographic imagery. With art installation and software development, the project explores the concept of an infinitely editable, object oriented poetry.
126 backers pledged $19,339 to help bring this project to life.

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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!

INTERNATIONAL BACKERS

Please add a bit for shipping depending on what you choose, thank you!

PROJECT ADVISORS

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!

Here on Twitter, @iheartpoetics and Tumblr  I've started posting early versions of these poetics made by hand.  Feel free to post them anywhere and link back here, it would be a big help.

THANK YOU!!

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! 

Sincerely,

Seth

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Congratulations, you just pre-ordered a copy of iheart poetics for the iPhone! This can be for you, or as a gift to anyone of your choosing. Thank you, your name will be credited in the app at the WHITMAN tier.

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    Pick one of three limited edition, letterpress poetics cards to be sent to your doorstep. You will also become a member of Poetic, a backers-only email list that will feature news about the project and poetics created by me. Includes the app + your name credited in the app at the RUMI tier.

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    You receive all three poetics as a backers-only limited edition print on 4”x6” archival paper! Includes membership to Poetic + the app + your name credited in the app at the CUMMINGS tier.

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    Your choice from one of five limited edition 8"x8" 'iheart variation' prints from ArtWeLove sent to your doorstep. These fine art prints are made with fade-resistant archival-quality ink and are printed on 100% cotton rag, acid free ph neutral 255 gsm paper. Includes all 3 poetics card prints + membership to Poetic + the app + your name credited in the app at the NERUDA tier.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    A signed, backers-only first edition of the 'iheart poetics chapbook 001'. This 30-page book will feature the first series of full-color, image meets text poetics, perfect bound and delivered to your doorstep with an original vinyl iheart sticker as a bookmark. Includes all 3 poetics card prints + membership to Poetic + the premium app gift code + your name credited in the app at the AUDEN tier.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Both the book and the print! You will receive a signed chapbook + one of five 8"x8" 'iheart variation' prints + an iheart sticker + all 3 poetics card prints + membership to Poetic + the app + your name credited in the app at the BLAKE tier.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    A complete set: All five 8"x8" 'iheart variation' prints from ArtWeLove + the signed chapbook + an iheart sticker + all 3 poetics card prints + membership to Poetic + the app + your name credited in the app at the SAPPHO tier.  

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    Two complete print sets! You will get four edition 8"x8" prints from ArtWeLove created as a collaboration with Douglas Rushkoff and Shaun Friesen. Each print features text by Warhol, Ginsberg, Burroughs, and Leary. Also includes the complete set of five 8"x8" 'iheart variation' prints, the signed chapbook + an iheart sticker + all 3 poetics card prints + membership to Poetic + the app + your name credited in the app at the APOLLINAIRE tier. 

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    You and I create a poetic together as a contemporary version of mail art. We will email and/or chat, during which images and text are exchanged.  The interaction is channeled into a custom poetic for you or as a gift for someone. Your custom poetic will be printed on archival paper with archival ink, sent to your doorstep + the signed chapbook + an iheart sticker + all 3 poetics card prints + membership to Poetic + the app + your name credited in the app at the YEATS tier. 

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    All of the above! You will become a significant collector of this new work, receiving a poetic we create together + the complete set of five 8"x8"' 'iheart variation' prints + the complete set of four 8"x8" prints with Rushkoff and Friesen + the signed chapbook + an iheart sticker + all 3 poetics card prints + membership to Poetic + the app + your name credited in the app at the RILKE tier. 

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    Come to NYC and we’ll wander the downtown streets together as flaneurs. Out of this journey comes a custom poetic portrait of you or anyone you'd like to bring along.  The final mixed-media poetic will include some combination of vinyl-cut magnetic text with image(s) and magnetic paint. This level also includes an exclusive 24”x24” 'iheart variation' print from ArtWeLove + the signed chapbook, an iheart sticker + all 3 poetics card prints + membership to Poetic + the app + your name credited in the app at the BAUDELAIRE tier.

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    The whole kit and kaboodle, starting with a day-long flaneur journey of poetics and life in NYC, ending in a downtown dinner together. This experience will inspire and feed into a medium to large-scale mixed-media poetic piece created for you. This pledge also includes one of the five 24"x24" 'iheart variation' prints + the complete set of five 8"x8"' 'iheart variation' prints + the complete set of four 8"x8" collaborative prints with Rushkoff and Friesen + the signed chapbook + an iheart sticker + all 3 poetics card prints + membership to Poetic + the app. Your name credited in the app at the MALLARMÉ tier and a big iheart u!

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