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Main : TypArchive
an image collection focused on hand painted lettering
signs  lettering  typography  visual  visualrhetoric  philosophy 
november 2010 by rachaelsullivan
The origins of literacy: The Da Vinci code | The Economist
The 7th Forum of European Neuroscience, held in Amsterdam this week, heard that learning to read requires the brain’s visual system to undergo profound changes, including unlearning the ancient ability to recognise an object and its mirror image as identical.
Dr Dehaene believes that reading probably results in an enhancement of visual perception, but that these preliminary findings indicate there might also be a mild form of competition at work, whereby readers pay for their literacy with a slight reduction in their ability to perceive faces. He speculates that illiterate people may be better at the kind of holistic pattern recognition that is important in recognising faces, whereas readers may adopt a more piecemeal approach. Happily, the brains of people who learned to read only as adults responded in a very similar way to those who had read since childhood, suggesting that it’s never too late to learn.
literacy  reading  ong  visual  cognition 
september 2010 by rachaelsullivan
When Was Linearity?: The Meaning of Graphics in the Digital Age
This essay poses the puzzle: what is the relation of linear (written) to graphical (digital) knowledge today? Which is truer? Or, which is freer?
liu  visual  dh 
january 2010 by rachaelsullivan
Jessica Pressman's "The Very Essence of Poetry"
The authors' orchestration of the text's movement controls the act of reading; Flash animation creates its poetic rhythm. The poem exists in a series of flutter and rest, both poetically and visually. Words fade into irreducible blackness and emerge to form lines at a steady pace; visual performance creates poetic meter. A slight pause in the animation produces the effect of an end-stopped line; a longer rest acts as a stanza break or conclusion of a section. Moments of inertia and static text give the reader a chance to breathe with her eyes.
pressman  digitalpoetry  visual  flash 
october 2009 by rachaelsullivan
Biases of the Ear and Eye
'On no task - logic, abstraction, memory, communication - did we find all nonliterates performing at lower levels than all literates... We can and so claim that literacy promotes skills among the Vai, but we cannot and do not claim that literacy is a necessary and sufficient condition for any of the skills we assessed' (Cole & Scribner 1981, p. 251).
binaries  chandler  communication  literacy  ong  visual  eyes 
april 2009 by rachaelsullivan

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