Ink After Print

Ink After Print (2012-), Søren Pold –

Ink After Print is a digital literary installation exhibited in public settings such as libraries. The installation allows readers-users to perform, reenact and rewrite recombinant poems written by Peter-Clement Woetmann “and you” (user-reader). (…) Ink is designed to make people affectively engage with, and reflect on, the ergodic qualities of digital literature in public settings such as libraries and events. Through their engagement with Ink, people can – individually or collaboratively – produce poems by interacting with three books embedded with a custom-made sensor system, the DUL Radio. The interactive books let people control a floating sentence in an ocean of words toward a sheet of paper to produce a poem, all visualized on a large display.


About the Author:

Søren Bro Pold is PhD. and Associate Professor of digital aesthetics, at the Department of Digital Design and Information Studies, Aarhus University. He has published on digital and media aesthetics – from the 19th century panorama to the interface in its different forms, e.g. on electronic literature, net art, software art, creative software, urban and mobile interfaces, activism, surveillance culture and digital culture. He took part in establishing the Digital Aesthetics Research Centre in 2002, co-organized the third Read_me festival on software art (2004), was in charge of the research project, “The Aesthetics of Interface Culture” (2004-2007) and was research manager in Digital Urban Living (2008-2012). Currently he is leader of the research program “Humans and Information Technology” and part of the research center Participatory Information Technology and Literature Between Media. His main research field is interface criticism which discusses the role and the development of the interface for art, aesthetics, culture and IT. Together with Christian Ulrik Andersen, he edited the anthology Interface Criticism – Aesthetics Beyond the Buttons (2011) and is currently writing a new book.