Kara’s Link of the Day: Ulysses and the road to the iPad

I’m not sure what’s more ambitious — adapting James Joyce’s Ulysses into a webcomic, or adapting said webcomic into an iPad app.

Can safely say I was never expecting to see either.

Earlier this week Robot 6 interviewed Rob Berry and Josh Levitas, the two minds behind “Ulysses Seen,” concerning the launch of their new iPad app.  Not only will said app allow people to page through the comic, it will also feature interactive footnotes, translations, and notes on the adaptation itself.  To fit Apple’s standards, the art itself will be cropped or cleaned up to a degree.

Says Berry of the merits of the app:

A lot of Joyce readers like myself have shelves full of “support material” to better understand the book but the web, of course, changes that need quite a bit. For a novel that’s intended to be so puzzling a “hypertext’ model like this may seem a bit of a cheat, but most people I’ve talked with so far see it as a blessing.

Check out the rest of the interview here, including a video showing the app in action.  (Note: link contains NSFW images.)

Posted on June 10, 2010 at 10:49 by Kara Dennison · Permalink
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