I’ve been meaning to write a series of posts about video poetry, but it’s proved tricky to find the right examples. Onward with googling and link hopping. I shall prevail. In the meantime, I came across a lovely project using augmeted reality (AR) to superimpose animations onto a book. Pretty:
The book remains a book, but if you hold up the secret decoder ring, another layer is revealed. I’d like to see this technique extend to showing alternate or previous versions of a text, to collaborations between writers and filmmakers, to special re-releases or homages to classic texts. Buy a book along with your choice of plugin (or no plugin). Is there a work you’d like to see reinterpreted with AR? I vote for Raymond Queneau’s Hundred Thousand Billion Poems.