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Digital Typography

This class was one of the earliest classes taught in the Aesthetics and Computation Group at the MIT Media Lab.This class from 1997 deals with the ubiquitous nature of type and typography, and how it might be modified and redesigned in the digital age.A full set of assignments and solutions can be seen in theassignmentssection, and the final work of the class can be seen in theprojectssection.This class introduces studies in the algorithmic manipulation of type as word, symbol, and form. Prob...

Start Date: Sep 01, 1997 Topics: General History
Cost: Free

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This class was one of the earliest classes taught in the Aesthetics and Computation Group at the MIT Media Lab.This class from 1997 deals with the ubiquitous nature of type and typography, and how it might be modified and redesigned in the digital age.A full set of assignments and solutions can be seen in theassignmentssection, and the final work of the class can be seen in theprojectssection.This class introduces studies in the algorithmic manipulation of type as word, symbol, and form. Problems covered will include semantic filtering, inherently unstable letterforms, and spoken letters.The history and traditions of typography, and their entry into the digital age, will be studied. Weekly assignments using Javawill explore new ways of looking at and manipulating type.

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  • Dates: Sep 01, 1997 to Dec 20, 1997
  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Prof. John Maeda
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: MIT OCW
  • Topics: General History

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