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Between Page and Screen

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A convergence of old and new technologies, an unlikely marriage of print and digital, "Between Page and Screen" chronicles a love affair between the characters P and S while taking the reader into a wondrous, augmented reality. The book has no words, only inscrutable black and white geometric patterns that, when coupled with a computer webcam, conjure the text. Reflected o ...more
Published 2012 by Siglio

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Someone once said that since the 1990s, content as a realm of possible experimentation in literature has been exhausted, leaving form the final sandbox for writers to play and build in. If this is the case, Between Page and Screen is a significant movement in this trajectory: a kind of “digital pop-up book,” the book itself contains no text, only a series of black and white rune-like geometric patterns that, when displayed in a computer’s webcam to the online program at
The concept is brilliant, the experience quite maddening as you hold a book up to the webcam in your computer and use adobe flash player, and watch letters leap out of black and white shapes on your computer screen, and
P and S have a conversation. It's the sort of language play I understand, where letters and sounds morph into new letters and sounds -- but a mirror for me to see how the person writing this might be having fun -- but what about the poor reader? If indeed one is looking for meani
this book of poems was totally amazing, between page and screen literally and figuratively.
Four stars for the quirkiness of this page-screen romance and the novelty of tactile poetry that has also been augmented digitally. Spent an evening learning how to read the thing. Unfortunately, some images were too small, even in full screen mode, to delve into. Would like a printed transcript (I'm sure that would make the page happy).

Between Page and Screen had me at esperanto and augmented me at pagan.
very creative!
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