Blackout Bard: Blackout Poetry 4+

Art Therapy by Erasing Words

UberYogi

Designed for iPad

    • 3.4 • 5 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

Play with Words:
Select words from an existing passage; blackout the rest; create a completely new expression, style and share!
Explore your creativity & intuition!

Traditionally, Blackout (Aka Erasure) Poetry consists of selecting words from an existing block of text, erasing the rest to carve out a whole new or hidden meaning.

This form of creative writing is also known by various names such as "Found Poetry", "Erasure Poetry", "Caviardage Technique", "Redaction", etc.

Repurposing / Redaction / Reordering of content stimulates the brain and enhances the ability to unlearn, thus enabling oneself to explore possibilities outside of one's own boundaries. The resulting artwork would be very diverse than from what you would do given an infinite canvas.

Art therapists use this technique in their workshops with Hikikomori (persons who exhibit extreme withdrawal from society) & autistic children.

Using the app select words from existing text, form sentences. Blackout / Dim the rest. Style and export to the image gallery. Use your own photo collection as wallpaper. Share your creations on social media or optionally prune them using your favourite editing tools. All this in just a couple of clicks.

Choose from a set of carefully themed templates as the backdrop for your writing.
Highlight current events, give voice to social causes, find hidden meanings, inspire new thoughts. There's no particular order though the fun happens when you create something new as opposed to just skimming words. Users have created small poems, haikus, etc.

And no - you do not have to be a writer nor a poet to create blackout poetry. And the experience is quite calming and meditative.

With each attempt a different word or phrase will catch your imagination!
With each style will capture a different mood or phrase!

Steer through a treasure house of fresh ideas and thoughts!

Embrace all the above and express on existing expressions !
Tap away, flirt with words and create magic! Fill your lull moments with creativity!


Visit us at https://blackoutbard.wixsite.com/bbard

What’s New

Version 3.2

Chain selected words visually by a long press: Long press on a word (a blue icon appears over the word), then tap on a destination word. The two words / phrases will be chained visually.
(Note: Supported for Image Exports)

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

lexie98789 ,

Really Good, but has Flaws

I really, really like this app and the features.
However, the directions are worded confusingly and checking the help didn’t clear up anything I was wondering. The images exported are extremely fuzzy and blurry, have a white border, and can’t be cropped in the app.
If you fix those things, it’ll be golden. I really like it.

Developer Response ,

We were not in a position to maintain the app for the past 4 years, but now, Blackout Bard has been refreshed with all the fixes based on user feedback. Hope this addresses your concerns.
Thank you for your feedback and patience.

WJNB ,

updated review

develeper update has made this a really fun app to use

Developer Response ,

We were not in a position to maintain the app for the past 4 years, but now, Blackout Bard has been refreshed with all the fixes based on user feedback. Hope this addresses your concerns.
Thank you for your feedback and patience.

Hwaffles ,

Doesn’t work

This app seems great for its purpose but it keeps crashing for simple things.

Developer Response ,

We were not in a position to maintain the app for the past 4 years, but now, Blackout Bard has been refreshed with all the fixes based on user feedback. Hope this addresses your concerns.
Thank you for your feedback and patience.

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