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Vniverse is a poetry instrument you can play.

Draw constellations of stars and words, follow tercets aligned with the stars, and consult the mysterious Oracle.

This app accompanies and complements a print book by Stephanie Strickland, V: WaveTercets / Losing L'una, published by SpringGun Press in 2014. It was developed by Ian Hatcher, in collaboration with Stephanie Strickland.

For more information, and to view the Shockwave version of Vniverse created by Strickland and Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo in 2002, please visit vniverse.com.

What’s New

Version 1.20

Small fixes for iOS compatibility

Ratings and Reviews

ericamena ,


Wonderful, strange poetry, in a wonderful, strange program.

Abraham Avnisan ,

A beautiful and important work of electronic literature

Bridging the worlds of contemporary poetry and digital writing, this innovative and moving multi-modal work (whose updated print component is called V : WAVETERCETS / LOSING L’UNA, out by Springgun Press) is a must-download for anybody interested in the (relatively under-explored) literary and artistic possibilities of the iPad.

The app, designed and developed by Ian Hatcher, beautifully updates the original digital version of the work to create something new, different, refreshing. Download Vniverse and experience the sensation of using one of our most recent technological innovations (the iPad) to get lost in something as ancient as humanity itself—the elusive meaning of the night sky's constellations, and the poetry through which we try to understand them and ourselves.

old wells ,

celestial in(this)version

Wonderful work of writing and wonderful to be able to explore it again in the expanding vniverse of this new form.


Ian Hatcher
1.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Stephanie Strickland & Ian Hatcher


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