Aphiddd is a browser-based digital poem that uses a series of photo scanned natural textures/shapes and animated texts to uncover the nature of a parasitic human connection.

New! View the work on mobile devices, tablets and touch screens here 

The work was featured as part of the Commiserate Chicago new media exhibition 2020 and in the Fall 2019 edition of The New River the internet's oldest online journal of digital art and literature (established in 1996). 

Who made it?

Aphiddd was created by Andy Campbell of Dreaming Methods which has been producing electronic literature since 1999. The soundtrack is by Barry Snaith.

What spec do I need and how do I explore it?

Aphiddd requires Chrome, Firefox or Opera, a computer with a graphics card.  

Use the mouse and your mouse’s scroll wheel or your touch device (mobile or tablet) to explore the poem. The poem is comprised of 3 sections.  

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Aphiddd for Windows/PC 89 MB
Aphiddd Soundtrack 'Anti-Telepath' by Barry Snaith 70 MB


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This is a very interesting, simple game.  I really do like how it looks and its an interesting way to tell  a story. I'm sure I missed a bunch of things but I did get the meaning behind it. Very well done! Feel free to check out my video below. Aphiddd starts at 16:37.

Thank you for your comments and making this video :)