Type Tray

Universe in Verse is Maria Popova’s poignant marriage of art and science. Four consecutive years of prominent creatives reading poems about evolution, experimentation, and the heavens - a trove of audio. The Type Tray is a physical listening station for that archive. Poetry is best heard when you are open and quiet, so I made the Type Tray to put you in just such a place.

Only some may discover the small door in the wunderkammer and be rewarded for their curiosity. When the door opens, air rustles your hair, lights focus your attention, and a poem, chosen from the archive at random, is read as you peer into the periscope playing images from the Hubble Telescope. 

Designer, Creator

Fabrication, Physical Computing, Sound and Video Editing

Photos by Tod Seelie