New York City | NY and Worldwide | 2013-present
The Poetics app is an artwork exploring the concept of a mutable, object-oriented visual poetry.
The app sits in a progression of earlier artworks that explored poetic language in flux, within a context of exiting the 20th century, into the coded, digital realm of the 21st.
Poetics has been a part of several art shows and projects, centered on expanding its scope and concept, moving between physical and virtual outputs, spaces, and collaborations.
Since its release, Poetics drew the attention of educators. The app has been used in a wide variety of private and public schools, across subjects, including special needs education.
In 2015, the app's usage and use cases were presented with the New York Department of Education. In 2016, a collaboration with Tompkins Square Middle School in NYC's East Village explored the cross-section of public school pedagogy and poetic arts technology.
A documentary short by Sunset People about this work remains in progress; below is a montage of several scenes.
Poetics is live and available on Apple's App Store for iOS devices, including iPhone and iPad.
Object-Oriented Poetry: An Interview with App Artist Seth Carnes, PopMatters, September 22, 2015
Why Aren’t More Artists Working in the Medium of the Mobile App?, PopMatters, June 30, 2015
To the artists and poets who inspired, educators using the app in the classroom, and all contributors to the Kickstarter campaign.