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.
Research funded by: