This magazine is typeset by Google Translate’s instant camera translation. Teen Vogue is a popular teen magazine in the US, and Vivi is its equivalent in China. The issue of Teen Vogue is translated from English to Chinese, and Vivi from Chinese to English. The algorithmic camera translation creates crude, yet amusing translations that serve to approximate the experience of being bilingual and bi-cultural. The pages of the two sources are flipped and constantly juxtaposed, such that the reading experience is of both linguistic and physical strain.
294 pages, 8.25 × 11 inches