Seth Indigo Carnes

TITLE: iheart poetics
STATUS: For more information see
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST(S): Seth Indigo Carnes

Seth Indigo Carnes
Manhattan, NY

Born in California, Made in NYC. Seth Indigo Carnes is a conceptual media artist whose works focus on the creation of emotive experience and spiritual goods. His projects explore the boundaries that permeate contemporary society: high / low culture, private / public, self / group, nature / machine.

Past exhibitions include P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, White Box (NYC), Emily Harvey Foundation (NYC), Witzenhausen Gallery (NYC), Fountain Art Fair (Miami), Lund 2014 (Sweden), The Drop (NYC), and the luggage store (SF). He has collaborated in the past with Paul D. Miller, Shepard Fairey, and The Roots.

Carnes holds a BA in History from Pomona College and a MS in Integrated Digital Media from NYU Polytechnic.

iheart poetics is an iPhone app for creating and sharing interactive visual poems that merge text and imagery as one.

Take a picture, and then write anything you feel, whether a poem, one word or a caption Or start with text and add an image later. iheart poetics is flexible and saves your work as you create.

Share and build an ongoing love note with your partner, an evolving joke about a day in the life, or write a poetry book together…the possibilities are endless. And you can always share poetics as an image via email, MMS, Twitter, and Facebook.

The iheart poetics app opens up the poetics form and usage to the world-at-large; it will also serve as an essential creative and research tool by which the project can continue to develop concepts of mutable text, conceptual writing, and bookmaking in the 21st century.