Come prepared to share the results in class. Communicate in a quick, efficient way to help us get into the depth of your work, inquiries and questions to help us appreciate the value of your efforts.
We will now explore the so-called “dimensions of language” to further your inquiry of verbivisual equations and how these are experienced. Tom O will share his three-dimensional model for ways to use (the visual) language, but due to our limited time we will only use the Practical and Poetical dimensions as a sliding scale to serve our purposes:
• The PRACTICAL use of language serves a singleness of meaning as denotative, useful, sensible (obvious, concrete), with little need for user experience.
• The POETICAL use of language serves to stimulate imagination with a richness and depth of meaning as connotative (subtle, abstract), with greater need for user experience. In class we will begin to explore these aspects as our means for expression. As before: ONLY use your word and its letters.
Continue this for next week with the goal to exemplify your inquiry for both uses of the language. Then further the “poetical” dimension for expression as far as you can. While we expect a variety of explorations to present your word, develop at least two refined examples that you consider to optimize the fullest potential for harmonizing form and meaning to serve the purpose for something worth experiencing. Observe your curiosities, interests, and questions for inquiry, and write these down during reflective stops.
Come prepared to share with the class your curiosities, interests, especially the questions you framed for your inquiry, and an analytical view of the results you arrived at. Emphasize your presentation with visual samples to help make your points, along with optimized results.
Phase 6: Also prepare a reflective record/document on your process of inquiry for all phases (you can use the course assessment criteria (below) to help you become self-aware of scope and effort with texts and visual samples (sketches, documentations, maps) in any format (pdf, course web, boxed, etc.) simple in design for easy (faculty) access. Due: the day after class: October 2, by 7 pm.
There are many type aggregator sites and books that deal with typographic expression, however, this site offers quite a few examples worth chewing on.