A few summers ago, I felt stressed and disheartened as a previous startup project had not quite worked out. I needed an escape- so my best friend and I created written expressions together on paper, each contributing one line, in a London teashop. The experience was really fun and actually quite therapeutic. I then thought what if 3 people, anywhere in the world could connect, express and create art together... This was the beginning of HaikuJAM.

Through the current HaikuJAM app, 3 people connect and create a written expression together, line by line by line. Here is one example:

The world's my story / The present tense is my ink / I need more paper

"Humanity Paradox" By Neer, Karl & Michael

Neer set the theme 'Humanity Paradox' and wrote the first line. Karl spotted this and collaborated, adding line number two. Michael saw the live creation and crafted the magical final line. The method is inspired by Japanese Haiku poetry.

Through HaikuJAM you can:

• Set themes and write lines together with people from all around the world • Co-create based on your favourite photographs • Receive KARMA when you do good for the community • View a Live Screen of all concluded collaborations • SHARE JAMS through Facebook, Twitter and Email • LOVE and COMMENT on your favourite collaborations • View author profiles

We are currently developing HaikuJAM Version 2.0, which will be publically released at the end of January 2015 on both Android and iOS. This update includes brand new features such as: Photo Stories, JAM with Friends, Featured JAMS and Explore Tags.

Apple App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/haikujam/id727512858?mt=8 Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.herokuapp.haikujam&hl=en_GB

Campaign / Partnership Videos:

Tell My Story - Help Homeless London: https://vimeo.com/115205549 HaikuJAM Launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAEibsGAyOg HaikuJAM in European Parliament: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIvm08--5UI HaikuJAM reaches India: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m09-WxSxzGQ Jaipur JAMS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMfvR1ZKD4U John Ralston Saul JAMS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yyBEKziZm0 Vikram Chandra JAMS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiOBlaRVFms HaikuJAM in The Poetry Society: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjtgsvrpNnw Gam Ladz JAMS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE7gSHKtkhY Delhi JAMS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKyIgdgg8Cg Nicki Williams JAMS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ytDhjHRyck Isobel Rogers JAMS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J7FBYRXbfI

Press:

The Times of India: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/software-services/Now-poetry-app-for-Jaipur-Lit-Fest-visitors/articleshow/29006534.cms?referral=PM Zee News: http://zeenews.india.com/entertainment/bookworm/jaipur-literature-festival-2014/jaipur-literature-festival-2014-poetry-app-for-visitors_3167.htm dna: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-zee-jaipur-literature-festival-day-one-in-pic-s-1952994 IBN Live: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/poetry-app-haiku-jam-for-jaipur-literature-festival-visitors/446230-3-239.html

Social Media:

Facebook: http://facebook.com/haikujam Twitter: http://twitter.com/Haiku_JAM Tumblr: http://haikujam.tumblr.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/HaikuJAM

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