In connection with the 2017-18 Stanford Libraries exhibition, “Facing the World: Type Design in Global Perspective,” this two-day 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.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017
Thomas S. Mullaney (Stanford University)
Opening Remarks and Logistics
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"
Introduction by Thomas S. Mullaney
11:00-11:15: COFFEE BREAK
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"
Introduction by Marci Kwon
12:45-2:00: LUNCH PROVIDED FOR SPEAKERS & CHAIRS ONLY
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"
Introduction by Sharika Thiranagama
3:30: VISIT EXHIBITION "Facing the World: Type Design in Global Perspective"
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017
Liron Lavi Turkenich, "Trilingual Signage, Insights on Society"
Ramsey Nasser, "Towards Basic Legibility (and Beyond!): Rendering Arabic Script On Modern Computers"
Scott Klemmer, "When Type Moves Around: The Computational Evolution of Input Devices"
Thomas S. Mullaney, "When Face Becomes Interface: The Case of the Chinese 'Transalphabet'"
Introduction by Haiyan Lee
11:00-11:15: COFFEE BREAK
Lara Captan, "Facing the Vacuum: Creating Bridges between Arabic Script and Type"
Thomas Milo, "The Qurʾān as Ultimate Electronic Publishing: How to Preserve Visual and Orthographic Integrity in the Age of Digitisation and Simplification"
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"
Introduction by Archana Prakash
1:00-2:15: LUNCH PROVIDED FOR SPEAKERS & CHAIRS ONLY
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
3:45-4:00: COFFEE BREAK
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
5:30-6:00: CLOSING DISCUSSION
DINNER PROVIDED FOR SPEAKERS & CHAIRS ONLY
Thomas S. Mullaney
Associate Professor of Chinese History
tsmullaney [at] stanford [dot] edu
Student Assistant: Margaux Giles
Face/Interface is supported by:
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford Humanities Center
Department of History
History and Philosophy of Science
East Asian Languages and Cultures
Taube Center for Jewish Studies
Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies
Modern Thought and Literature
Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI)
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.
To register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/faceinterface-type-design-and-hci-beyond-the-western-world-tickets-37745774628