PERDITIS 🏺 INVENTIS or Lost Treasures Found is a unique edition of Petronius’ sultry portrayal of common life in Ancient Rome, the Satyricon. The original Latin text is filtered and then paired with Emojis through a custom computer program. Each of the more than eleven thousand unique words in the story are translated into English through Google Translate. When the translated English word matches a keyword in Apple’s Emoji dictionary, the original Latin word is substituted for its corresponding Emoji. The result is a printed book full of subversions that question the relationship of time and language through technology.
Unique Prototype Edition with Laser Engraved Cover, 2019.
Transcode Process, 2018. Custom Software. 17 minutes.
Process Screenshot, 2018. Emoji Extraction. Swift Playground.
Process Screenshots, 2018. Latin Word Statistics to Voronoi Laser Engraved Pattern.
148 × 210mm.
Book Binding Process, 2018. Samsung J6.
Video Walkthrough, 2019. 50mm Canon 7d. 4 minutes.
Sample Spread • Chapters 51 & 52, 2018. PDF.