This artbook is inspired by “The Tell-Tale Heart”, a short story written by Edgar Alan Poe.
“The Tell-Tale Heart” is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1843. It is related by an unnamed narrator who endeavors to convince the reader of the narrator’s sanity while simultaneously describing a murder the narrator committed.
The story was re-interpeted into an artbook by re-interpreting the lenght of the sentences into visualizations.
This project was realized by Eleni Georgiou during her internship at MAD Lab.
By analyzing the text we realized that the lenght of Poe’s sentences corresponded directly to the emotional state of the narrator. At moments of calmness, the sentences were long. When stress levels started rising, the sentences got shorter and shorter.
By measuring the number of words for each sentences and re-imagining them as graphics, we created an artbook that re-tells the story from the perspective of the emotional state of the narrator.