angrid is inspired by some of the visual poetry of Joseph F. Keppler from Seattle. Joe has made many typographic poems, over the years, that involve a word shown in overlapping, oversized type to form an abstract shape that often is unreadable, so large and overlapped are the letters. When I get Langrid to the point where it's possible to save your work, I'm hoping Joe will create several works using Langrid, and I will publish those as a suite of poems.
Of course, any and all poems created with Langrid are editable. Editable and interactively adjustable. That is part of the concept of the piece, as art. Langrid is between art and tool. What is between art and tool? Usually more art and more tools.
My programmed work sometimes is part tool and part art. The distinction--at least in the case of my own work--goes something like this. That which is strictly a tool lets you shape the content but does not supply the content. A word processor does not supply the text (the content), for instance, but it lets you create and shape texts in various ways. Photoshop doesn't supply the photos (the content), just the software 'shop' to edit them in.
Langrid does supply the content--at least in this manifestation of Langrid. Although you can change the content completely. Perhaps another version will present just the tool, but it isn't there yet, if it ever will be. I'm not sure it will be. We'll see.
The programming uses jQuery Mobile; Langrid is made to work OK on mobile devices as well as desktop machines.