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Abra: a living text

By Ian Hatcher

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Abra is a magical poetry instrument/spellbook for iOS. Touch words and watch them shift under your fingers. Cast dozens of spells to mutate the text and set it into motion. Write your own words into Abra and see them become part of her vocabulary. Read, write, and experiment to discover Abra's secrets and make her poems your own.

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This app was created as a born-digital artist’s book, funded in part by an NEA-sponsored Expanded Artists’ Books grant from The Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago. Available in parallel is a limited-edition clothbound artist’s book that treats the printed page itself as a touch-screen interface. An iPad running the Abra app can be inserted into the book, conjoining the analog and digital into a unified reading experience.

Abra was created by Amaranth Borsuk, Kate Durbin, and Ian Hatcher.

Available free for iPad and iPhone. Requires iOS 8+.

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Twitter: @AbraApp

What's New in Version 1.21

Fixed crashes in iOS 10


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Abra: a living text
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Books
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.21
  • Size: 12.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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