Glitched in Translation

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Translation technology has come a long way, but there are some things that just refuse to be translated.

Using your mobile device, see what gets ‘lost in translation’ with the manifesto to the right.

Consider while it translates how the app ‘makes sense’ of the text.

Is there a ‘sense’ in which  we can say a translation is final or complete?

Once you’ve got a result that speaks to you, send it in to us using the form below and we’ll see how long it takes to find out!


Step 1: Download & Install Google Translate App to your mobile device if you haven’t already.


Step 2: Launch the application and select ‘German –> English’ for the translation up top.


Step 3: Hover device camera over the Manifesto above. Adjust the level and distance of your device as required for the app to begin translating. You should see it working in action:


Step 4: When you are satisfied with the translation, take a screenshot and send it in using the form below.



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