VFS Digital Design. (2011). Typography: 'Caslon Pro Tells Story' by Karen Poon. [Image file]. Retrieved from Flickr https://flic.kr/p/9gZnLg

Aesthetics & Phenomenology of Print

(Hand to mechanized print)

The aesthetic shift in handcrafted text to that of printed text is of particular interest to me as a student of design. Bolter (2001) states that “each writing space is a material and visual field, … read more

Group Multimedia Project

Charged with the task of exploring one theme regarding the changing spaces of reading and writing, our group chose the common theme of losses and gains. These were apparent through most of the different readings posed and explored in … read more

The Typewriter: Changes in Women’s Roles & Education

As a creative who’s studied object theory before, I really enjoyed my tangential dive into the history of the typewriter and it’s effect on women and women’s education. I had no idea that it had such a significant role … read more

Text Storage – For Better or for Worse

If the desire for immortality is what motivates human information storage, and “the rate of digital obsolescence keeps accelerating” indefinitely as Brand suggests, then a loss of cultural memory certainly could “become the price of staying perfectly current.” (1999). … read more

Papyrus to Cyberspace & Perplexity

From Papyrus to cyberspace (1999) plunges into an interesting discussion between James O’Donnell and James Engell about the evolution of text technologies and their influence on reading, writing, knowledge and communication. Quickly made clear, is the idea that technology … read more

Crowd-sourcing in the 1800’s

So why look to the past to find insights towards moving forward with reading writing and literacy in the future? One example that’s interesting to think of is the development of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), a massive crowd-sourcing … read more