Particulate Text Scanner

A wooden block is embedded with a long row of glass test tubes, the bottoms of which act as magnifying lenses. Based on the Sheesh Mahal’s (palace of mirrors) optical phenomenon, the tool transforms text into particulate yet magnified lettering, challenging the reader’s habit of encountering coherence.
Year: 2008
Dimensions: 15”L x 2” W x 4” H
Media: Glass, test tubes, wood, electronics, participant, text.
The scanner being used by Jamie Boyle
View from within a glass tube. What the eye sees/reads from a single tube of glass.