Can’t manage to plow your way through the winding words of James Joyce? There’s an app for that!
1) Ariel Malka, a designer and programmer, recently launched his app called “He liked thick word soup.” Malka’s word-stringing app is designed to have the user closely read and interact with select excerpts from Joyce’s monumental novel.
2) The record label Naxos emphasizes the auditory elements of Ulysses through an interactive guide that allows users to listen to the music — “from Mozart to traditional Irish ballads” — mentioned in the classic novel..
3) In 2012, students at Boston College launched an app called “JoyceWays,” which traces the 1904 journey of Leopold Bloom through Dublin in contemporary times. At each point of interest, users can hear Frank Delaney, who NPR once called “the world’s most eloquent man,” read an excerpt of Ulysses.
Who said technology was bad for books?
— Interns Cara & Nicole