Illuminated Voices is an interactive shadowbox charged by the power of human touch. Inside the box, sentiments by invisible laborers from Amazon's Mechanical Turk about how work affects his or her body are stenciled, cut, and almost, but not quite, torn from the page. This tension of nearly being cut from the page, yielding white on white text, renders the text difficult to read. Next to the shadow box is a worker’s hand, coated in conductive ink. When a participant places her hand on the worker’s hand, a strand of LED lights are turned on inside the shadow box, thus human interaction completes the circuit, and renders the text inside legible. A wire from the hand is soldered to an Arduino Trinket, mounted to the back of the frame.