Simulated | 10

Dominic Harris’s work SIMULATED employs the phenomenon of typoglycemia – the ability of the human mind to understand words even if the letters between the first and last characters are ordered incorrectly – to achieve the desired effect of simultaneous viewers perceiving different word combinations.


Each of his Nixie tubes are identical, and inherently limited to display the letters from the word SIMULATED with an extra O added. Harris selected these characters as, when scrambled, they create over 3,300 words from the English language – more than any other combination of letters. The resultant text and phrases displayed are stimulating, amusing and, at times, cheekily offensive.