From: Charles Bigelow <cabpprrit.edu>
Subject: Future of Reading
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Future of Reading
Short Title: FoR
Date: 09-Jun-2010 - 12-Jun-2010
Location: Rochester, New York, USA
Contact: Lisa DeRomanis
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://futureofreading.cias.rit.edu/2010/
Linguistic Field(s): Writing Systems
Three-day symposium at RIT June 9-12, 2010, organized around the central question: How will reading change in the next decade? Provocative and challenging presentations by experts in writing systems, content creation, vision and cognition, typography, visual media, and text display technology.
Keynote Address (June 9): Margaret Atwood.
Theme 1 (June 10): Reading & Writing.
Theme 2 (June 11): Media & Technology.
Theme 3 (June 12): Science & Art of Literacy.
Featured talks by:
Margaret Atwood - internationally acclaimed author of speculative fiction
Dennis Tedlock - anthropologist, translator, author of '2000 Years of Mayan Literature'
Robert Bringhurst - book designer, typographer, author of 'The Elements of Typographic Style'
Denis Pelli - vision scientist researching reading and recognition
Chris Anderson - editor of Wired magazine, author of 'Free: the future of a radical price'
Johanna Drucker - author of 'The Visible Word: Experimental Typography and Modern Art'
Katherine Hayles - author of 'Writing Machines'
Kris Holmes - designer of Lucida system and phonetic fonts on Mac OSX and Microsoft Windows
Richard Lanham - author of 'The Electronic Word: Democracy, Technology, and the Arts'
Jon Orwant - engineer and manager of Google Books search
Amit Ray - RIT professor and scholar of authorship and textuality in the modern digital world
Massimo Vignelli - world renowned modernist designer
Roger Remington - RIT Vignelli Distinguished Professor, scholar and author on modern design
Charles Bigelow - typographic scholar, designer, RIT Cary Professor of Graphic Arts
Kevin Larson - cognitive psychologist focused on advanced reading technology at Microsoft
Steve Matteson - designer of fonts for Google Android OS, Barnes & Noble nook, Microsoft Xbox
David Berlow - designer of more than 100 fonts for America's leading magazines and newspapers
Tom Rickner - designer and font engineer for Ascender, Apple, Microsoft, HP, and other firms
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