Between Page is Screen is a reinvention on a traditional writing method that has inspired for centuries. Described as a “digital pop-up book”, the pages are filled with no words but only abstract geometric patterns and a link to there website. Using augmented reality, reader’s hold the book up to a webcam and then a 3D animation of the poem is brought to life for the reader to experience instead of just read.
Written by Amaranth Borsuk and programmed by Brad Bouse, the love poems throughout the book are a back-and-forth story between “two lovers (P and S) struggling to map the boundaries of their relationship.” Between Page and Screen is available from Siglio Press for $24.95. The first 250 copies are signed and numbered by the authors. Check out a sample of how it all works with the video below.
Between Page is Screen is a beautiful example of how visual poetry can be reinvented using the technologies of today for words to have new life in a world all there own. Between Page is Screen is not only a great idea, but a well thought out design and execution of an enthralling poetic story of two romantic lovers.