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With a structured focus on making word-based art easier to create, Poetics does the job well.

What's New

Hello from NYC! Poetics 1.2 features the following changes:

Updated for iOS8
+ Running smooth, with a few updates to the interface

Higher Resolution Images
+ Shared poetics are now higher res

Share by SMS, Airdrop and More
+ Easier sharing, with more options

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App Description

Poetics is a visual poetry app that combines moveable text with photographic imagery.

Take a picture and write anything you feel, whether a poem, one word or a caption.  Or start with text and add an image later.

At the touch of a finger, words playfully collide and interact, giving a physical feeling and connection as you scale, rotate, lift and drop them.

Poetics is flexible and saves your work as you create, ready to be shared anytime on Instagram, Facebook, SMS, printed postcards, and more.

"Poetics is a marvel" -iPhoneLife
"Best App Ever" -The Inside Source
"The 'app as art' movement is just beginning" -PandoDaily


+ Designed and optimized for iOS8
+ Always editable, saved compositions
+ Physics-based text interaction
+ Nuanced gestural control
+ Aviary image filters + processing
+ Share on Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook
+ Share directly with Email, SMS and Airdrop
+ Save to Camera Roll
+ Write in multiple languages
+ Speak your words into Poetics
+ Send as a printed postcard anywhere in the world

Made in NYC, Poetics is part of an ongoing series of artwork started in 2007 by Seth Indigo Carnes. With installation and software development, the project explores the concept of an infinitely editable, object-oriented poetry. 

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We'll see your post if you use the #poetics hashtag.


App Screen Shots

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App Changes

February 16, 2015 New version 1.2
February 10, 2014 Price Decrease: $1.99 -> FREE!
January 25, 2014 Price Decrease: $1.99 -> FREE!
January 25, 2014 New version 1.1
November 30, -0001 Initial Release