Dennis Downey

Dennis Downey
Founder, TextTelevision

Website | @poemflow

Dennis Downey is a writer, performer, and creative artist, and the original founder of TextTelevision, a Massachusetts new media startup. A long-time student of digital media, he has written and presented work on NPR and PBS, at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, the Boston Public Library, and at PS122 and The Kitchen in New York. In 2000, he was the Knapp Media Fellow at Wellesley College. He has a BA in Multi-Media Writing and Performance from Harvard College.


Poem Flows is an iPhone ereader app that uniquely features two distinct reading modes toggled by the holding hand. In Portrait view, the poem displays conventionally as a scrollable, static block. Turned to Landscape, the same text flows in a gently animating reading movie. Three effects of a flow are engagement, immersion, and delight. TextTelevision is a new way to read on a handheld screen.
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