Authors | Tiffany Chan

Tiffany Chan recently received her MA in English Literature (2017) from the University of Victoria. She has worked as a graduate research assistant at both the MLab and the Digital Scholarship Commons Makerspace (at UVic Libraries). Currently, she is still based in Victoria.

Articles on Amodern by Tiffany Chan

OPTOPHONIC READING, PROTOTYPING OPTOPHONES

This article details the contributions of blind readers to the development, design, and marketing of the optophone, a text-to-tone transcription machine introduced in the early twentieth century. We combine archival research with prototyping to investigate the dimensions involved in past coding and decoding practices. If archives provide testimonial fragments about individual use, 2D to 3D translation helps scholars to more broadly characterize optophone reading and understand technical affordances.