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ATTN: Anna redefining the dictionary

Anna found this on Ted.com. Haven’t watched it don;t have time but the title stood out. Liv xx <object width=”446″ height=”326″><param name=”movie” value=”http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf”></param><param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true” /><param name=”allowScriptAccess” value=”always”/><param name=”wmode” value=”transparent”></param><param name=”bgColor” value=”#ffffff”></param> <param name=”flashvars” value=”vu=http://video.ted.com/talks/dynamic/ErinMcKean_2007-medium.flv&su=http://images.ted.com/images/ted/tedindex/embed-posters/ErinMcKean-2007.embed_thumbnail.jpg&vw=432&vh=240&ap=0&ti=161&lang=eng&introDuration=15330&adDuration=4000&postAdDuration=830&adKeys=talk=erin_mckean_redefines_the_dictionary;year=2007;theme=words_about_words;theme=how_we_learn;theme=the_creative_spark;event=The+Creative+Spark;tag=Culture;tag=Entertainment;tag=book;tag=education;tag=language;&preAdTag=tconf.ted/embed;tile=1;sz=512×288;” /></object>

new book covers

Hey guys Any feedback would be great! I have started to play/experiment visually with the book covers. I went to the book store and bought a bunch of beautiful hardback books. I was initially going to paint over the covers themselves, and play around with changing the covers that way (eliminating words/images and changing the … Continue reading

Karen Margolis

Hey Tom, I just found this work by Karen Margolis on a blog called Upon A Fold. It kind of reminds of the elements of a virus in terms of the repetition and the frayed edges. Not too sure if it is relevant to what you were going for but thought I’d share it anyway. … Continue reading

GENERATIVE RESEARCH! TOM’S

Hey Guys – attached is what i’ve done in terms of generative research – all images/designs are my own. I’ve started into breaking language into smaller sections, as it is way too vast to be summarised in one design/visualisation. What i did with the stamps is that I chose a really emotive word – LOVE. … Continue reading

What would you like to read

Hey Guys! I’m working with the idea that well established texts have such distinct structure and layout that we know the content we’ll read before we’ve read the first sentence. Here’s examples of what i had this week. Was hoping i could get some ideas about what texts you’d like to see  appropriated in various … Continue reading

Language through Elimination- Amy

Hey guys, Hope everyone’s projects are coming along. Was hoping to get some input from those of you who have a quick minute or two spare. I have attached page 100 from a book called ‘England Speaks’ and was hoping you guys could create your own story/statement/poem/or even just one word (funny, serious) that resonates … Continue reading

Tom’s neverending virus…

LANGUAGE IS A VIRUS   HEY! So along with a fair few of you, i’ve been struggling to really get to the meaty section of my investigation. Here is a couple of artists that i keep looking at:   The one that REALLY took me was Todd Mclellan’s deconstruction of a typewriter. For some odd … Continue reading

Some thoughts on curiosity for Rakhi

Hi Rakhi, Have you thought of looking at a “Cabinet of Curiosities”?  They were really popular in Renaissance Europe and were a collection of the unusual and the obscure.  Could be an interesting concept to investigate. Katie.                         http://cabinetoffreshwatercuriosities.wordpress.com/about/           … Continue reading

Look who’s procrastinating

Ad for penguin, titled “unputdownable”…. I dunno… but tom fethers this reminds me of a virus – body contact, language deep within the skin. Or is anyone looking at unconventional methods of reading? .g.

How cool is this?

On a recent TV show, British actor Stephen Fry discussed how his nephew replied ‘Book!’ when the actor gave him a PSP as a present. Book means cool. It comes from text messaging culture. When you type with predictive text on your mobile phone the word ‘cool’ the word ‘book’ first appears. Users should then … Continue reading

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