Broken Cloud Press
Unique Artist Book 2013
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Prosody & […] is an exploration in translation of French symbolist Stéphane Mallarmé’s 1897 poem Un coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hasard (A throw of the dice will never abolish chance). Innovative in both form and content, Un coup de dés encourages the reader to engage with the text in an active, intuitive, and nonlinear way. I hope to achieve something similar with my interdisciplinary approach to translating the poem.

Working from an English translation of Un coup de dés by E.H. & A.M. Blackmore, I have completed a series of my own translations in a number of forms, including typography, movement, movement notation (Labanotation), nonlinear mathematics, and time-based digital animation. The series is presented in a coalescence of traditional book form and electronic media.

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Information on Stéphane Mallarmé is available here:
Stéphane Mallarmé

Un coup de dés 1914 edition

The movement notation of Un coup de dés is recorded using the Labanotation system of movement analysis. More information is available here:

The computer code written to create the mathematical translation and digital animation of Un coup de dés is available with an open-source license in the hope that artists and programmers will adapt it to either expand on the project or create new works of their own:
Prosody & […] Open-Source Code

Letterpress, drop spine box, stab binding, electronic tablet. 25.5 x 8.5 x .5 inches open. 2013.