Thursday, 25 April 2013

Augmented Reality

Earlier this year I acquired this digital pop-up book of visual poetry called Between Page and Screen by Amaranth Borsuk and Brad Bouse.  It was originally published as a letterpress artists book in an edition of 12, and then was published commercially by Siglio Press, Los Angeles in 2012.
The book is a mix of print and digital technology.  It has no words, only abstract geometric patterns and the web address which leads you to the site where you can read the book through your webcam.
When you click on Read the Book  you see yourself holding the book and the texts of the poems jump onto the screen.
You can buy the book here.
I also recently acquired an artists book by Rhonda Ayliffe called Carpe Diem which requires a smart device with a Q reader app to reveal its contents.  Check it out here.


ronnie said...

goodness that page and screen book is really something! obviously it appeals to me no end! (how sweet you are to mention my small offering in the same breath)

Helen M said...

It is fun isn't it Ronnie? I've played with it so many times. And your book is also fabulous - how fortunate I could post about two books using print and technology.