Obx Labs is interested in living letterforms, massively multi-contributor texts and time-travelling provocateurs. We create artwork that utilizes and motivates the software that we develop and the technologies we repurpose. Our main goal is to provide both the inspiration and the means for others to push the boundaries of computationally-based expression.

Between Reading and Looking

Creative explorations of the intersection between visual, dynamic and interactive form and linguistic content.
Between Reading and Looking is a series of creative projects which explore how the forms in which digital text is presented can aid and abet its linguistic message. These projects range from screen-based dynamic poems to large-scale interactive installations. They employ custom-made software created at Obx Labs, including the NextText library, the TextEngine framework or the Mr. Softie applications to create novel text-based interactions. Our goal is to help ourselves and others discover, articulate and employ characteristics unique to the digital environment to produce unique, beautiful and engaging texts.


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