Encased within a hollowed version of James Joyce’s Ulysses (chosen for its physical and metaphorical depth, its continual susceptibility to new modes of interpretation, and the novel’s play with how meaning is extracted by the reader) is an LCD screen displaying Joyce’s image as rendered by a mosaic of the novel’s text. While the reader peers into the book, the words shift from showing the representation of Joyce to an image of the viewer captured by a nearby camera.

Materials: Hollowed out book, custom Processing code, LCD Screen, and webcam.