18.10.11

Roland Barthes translated into Txt-spk

Artist converts Barthes' seminal The Pleasure of the Text
d PLsUR of d Txt, a translation of Barthes' The Pleasure of the Text
d PLsUR of d Txt, a translation of Barthes' The Pleasure of the Text
d PLsUR of d Txt, a translation of Barthes' The Pleasure of the Text
Artist Nick Davies has embarked on a rather strange and interesting project. With the help of a peer-to-peer online database, Davies has translated Roland Barthes' The Pleasure of the Text into text messaging language: '[d PlsUR of d Txt] is available in an edition of 160 copies (the character limit of a text message or Tweet) and contains the full translated work as well as preface's from Dr Clare Wood and Dr Beverly Plester from the Psychology Dept. of Coventry University.' Appropriately enough, the book is also available electronically. [Read More]

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