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Face/Interface: Type Design and HCI Beyond the Western World

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Stanford Humanities Center

424 Santa Teresa Street

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In connection with the 2017-18 Stanford University Libraries exhibition, “Facing the World: Type Design in Global Perspective,” this international conference brings together scholars, designers, engineers, and technologists to explore Non-Latin type design, book design, interface design, and human-computer interaction beyond the Latin alphabetic world.

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FRIDAY DECEMBER 1, 2017


9:00-9:30: WELCOME

Thomas S. Mullaney (Stanford University)
Opening Remarks and Logistics


9:30-11:00

Fiona Ross, "Informing and Inspiring Non-Latin Type Design through Collections-based Research – with particular focus on South Asian Scripts"

Thomas Huot-Marchand, "From the Imprimerie Nationale to ANRT (France): a Tradition of Designing Non-Latin Types for Scholarly Purpose"

Craig Eliason, "The Picasso of Type: How 'Exotic' Scripts Catalyzed Bodoni’s Modern-Face Types"


11:00-11:15: COFFEE BREAK


11:15-12:45

Bruce Rosenblum, "Early Attempts to Photocompose Non-Latin Scripts"

Liu Zhao & Sun Mingyuan, "The Exploration of Chinese Type Design: From Phototypesetting to Digitization"

Ken Lunde, "Source Han Design and Development: Benefits, Challenges, and Pitfalls"Bruce Rosenblum, "Early Attempts to Photocompose Non-Latin Scripts"



12:45-2:00: LUNCH PROVIDED FOR SPEAKERS & CHAIRS ONLY


2:00-3:30

Sergio Trujillo, "Tai-Ahom and its Typographic Implementation"

Zachary Scheuren, "Type Design for Historic and Minority Scripts"

Jo De Baerdemaeker, "Mongolian Newspapers, their Typefaces and Typographic Design"


3:30: VISIT EXHIBITION "Facing the World: Type Design in Global Perspective"


4:30: RECEPTION


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017


9:00-11:00

Liron Lavi Turkenich, "Trilingual Signage, Insights on Society"

Ramsey Nasser, "Towards Basic Legibility (and Beyond!): Rendering Arabic Script On Modern Computers"

Scott Klemmer, TBA

Thomas S. Mullaney, "When Face Becomes Interface: The Case of the Chinese 'Transalphabet'"

Introduction by Haiyan Lee


11:00-11:15: COFFEE BREAK


11:15-12:45

Lara Captan, "Facing the Vacuum: Creating Bridges between Arabic Script and Type."

C. Ryan Perkins, "Why did the Muslim World Adopt Print So Late? The Challenges of Perso-Arabic Types and the Lithographic Revolution"

Juan Bruce, "The Khojki Script: Printing and Political Affairs at the End of the 19th Century in Bombay"


12:45-2:00: LUNCH PROVIDED FOR SPEAKERS & CHAIRS ONLY


2:00-3:30

Gerry Leonidas, "Enabling Modernity: Innovation and Reflection in Modulated Greek Typefaces by Adobe, 1998–2012"

Aaron Bell, "Optical Size Adjustments in Korean Hangeul"

Neil Patel, "The Challenges of Integrating Newly Invented Scripts in Computing"

Introduction by Dafna Zur


3:30-3:45: COFFEE BREAK


3:45-5:15

Chuck Bigelow & Kris Holmes, "Harmony, Diversity, and Contrast in Latin/Non-Latin Type Design"

John Berry, "Type Around the World"

John Hudson, "In a Local Voice"

Introduction by Elizabeth Fischbach


5:15-6:00: CLOSING DISCUSSION



ORGANIZER

Thomas S. Mullaney, Associate Professor of Chinese History, Stanford University
tsmullaney@stanford.edu

SPONSORS

Face/Interface is supported by:

Stanford University Libraries
Stanford Humanities Center
Department of History
History and Philosophy of Science
Computer Science
East Asian Languages and Cultures
Taube Center for Jewish Studies
Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies
Modern Thought and Literature
Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI)

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Conference is free and open to the public, but registration is HIGHLY appreciated. Coffee breaks will be provided for attendees, but NO meals will be provided to anyone other than conference speakers.

PARKING INFORMATION

https://transportation.stanford.edu/parking/purchase-a-parking-permit/visitors

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