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Vikram Tank

Large prints of famous text works translated into diagrammed sentences via flickr

http://www.vikramtank.com/Blog/?p=33

Classes Programming from A to Z

I am working to explore the relationship between text and images. I am interested in taking famous works like Romeo and Juliet or war and peace, and translating it to a series of diagrammed sentences that are able to be translated back into the text with careful viewing. I am interested in using user generated photos from flickr to make text into photos. I started looking into this as a tool for live generation of this text from user generated sentences. However, after looking at this from a photographic point of view I think it would be more appropriate as a printed work off screen that can be looked at for longer periods over time.

Background
I am interested in using user generated photos from flickr to make text into photos. I started looking into this as a tool for live generation of this text from user generated sentences. However, after looking at this from a photographic point of view I think it would be more appropriate as a printed work off screen that can be looked at for longer over time.

Audience
My target audience is anyone who reads. I'd like to change the dynamic of reading from words to images.

User Scenario
I'd ideally like to have a wall that is well lit that people can come up to and see these huge prints. from floor to ceiling if possible. Then they cna move up and down on the prints using a ladder to help them read down the page with a copy of the actual text to help them out.




Implementation
It will be large prints printed on a wide format printer and possibly small books.