TRANSLATOR — travelling light

Obsolete series

Although this device replaced a bi-lingual dictionary, it quickly became obsolete with online translators accessible with computer or smartphone. A deconstructed concertina hangable book made with shell and components of a Franklin French to English translator. 6 pages. 11.5 x 8cm folded, 11.5 x 50cm hanging

“At first, translation devices replaced heavy dictionaries. Then many translation tools appeared on the Internet. They developed into efficient apps. And  like many other devices, translators disappeared to be included all in one device,  the smartphone! The English language colonised the Internet and many people  have needed to learn this as  an additional language to their own.”