Poetry in Motion is an experimental interactive using OCR (Optical Character Recognition) data from the Mitchell Library collection at the State Library of NSW to create a traversable text landscape (in the vein of Google Maps). Pages are visualised side by side with the ability to add thousands of books to view.
Providing both a feeling for the vastness of the Mitchell Library collection (in a macro sense), and the intimacy of the texts (in a micro sense), users can explore and uncover unexpected and serendipitous discoveries through directionally panning and zooming. Click on a paragraph to reveal the poetry in motion. Click anywhere on the page to return to the browse view.