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.


Creative explorations of the intersection between visual, dynamic and interactive form and linguistic content.
NextText is a Java library for building applications to display dynamic and interactive text-based applications. The library uses TrueType or OpenType fonts to render text which moves and changes shape according to programmatic direction. The programmer has full control over the text and the rules defining its behaviour. We use NextText [to create many of our experiments in expressive computational text and typography]. [link to Between Reading and Looking.


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