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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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    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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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    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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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    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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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    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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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    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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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    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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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    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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