Archive for April, 2005


Following on the same theme of Amaztype is the creative software called TypeDrawing, released Jan 2005 by Hansol Huh. Huh has created a program that writes the words you enter on whatever angle you draw them. As you can see with my unimaginative rendition of WRT the initials are spelled out with the entire words. […]

Storyboard Notebook

Eastgate Systems have brought out a blank notebook with storyboard boxes for sketching screen-based ideas whilst on the move.
These durable and well-made Italian Moleskine notebooks are filled with heavy, acid-free paper that is lightly ruled with storyboard frames — perfect for sketching narrative ideas for new media. Some pages have 2 frames per page, others […]

Reading Digital Text, part 1

Terje Hillesund explores the qualities of digital text in comparison to written and printed text in a paper published recently in JoDI. For Hillesund, text is defined as a ‘visual representation of verbal information’. A text cycle ‘consists of the basic phases of writing, producing, storing, representing, distributing and reading’. I’ll discuss the cycle process […]

Words Made of Books 2

Read Part 1

After reading Mark’s previous post on Amaztype, I played with it a bit more and had some additional observations on how Amaztype works, some of the effects of their design decisions, and how any of this relates to ASCII Art and Search Engine Art.

The Idea of Books
The individual books are clickable, but this […]

News just in from the Alicebot listserv that Turing’s Original Imitation Game has just been played for the first time last Saturday at Simon’s Rock College of Bard in Great Barrington, MA. The test is described by Turing in his 1950 paper “Computing Machinery and Intelligence“:
It is played with three people, a man (A), a […]