open.txt is an experimental publishing platform which connects writers and readers through an open digital library and a physical installation. The project seeks to push the boundaries of print and digital publishing, and to open the possibilities of working with multiple formats to create new spaces for publishing.

The installation displays a collection of printed excerpts from the digital library which enable the reader to easily browse the content. All prints are provided with an NFC tag directing the reader to all digital content connected to that specific excerpt.

The digital library is a selection of poetry and experimental prose formed through an open call during November 2014. The rules were simple: writers were invited to submit a piece of poetry and a video or audio track performing their piece. Twenty-one out of fifty pieces were selected in collaboration with Canadian editor Kendra Marks.