TXT-
2018

± A is for August, 2018, and A-B-Z dash TXT. From the 23rd to the 26th, we’ll be at InterAccess in Toronto. Come toy with typography, Telidon, and tools for publishing.

± If you’re a professional designer, artist, coder, or writer, A is also for ‘apply now’. Deadline: July 15th. Fee: 675 CAD $.

± Join us for four days of talks, workshops, and damn good coffee.

± Jürg, Jon, and Mindy will present talks and three days filled with printing, projections and peer-to-peer protocols.

± J is for

± Jürg Lehni

± Zürich

± @juerglehni

Jürg Lehni works with the nuances of technology, tools, and the human condition. His works often emerges as platforms for production and research, such as drawing machines like Rita and Hektor, as well as software frameworks like Paperjs.org and Scriptographer.org. In 2015, Viktor was acquired by the SFMOMA. In addition to exhibiting, working and teaching internationally, Lehni runs a studio practice in Zürich.

± J is for

± Jon Gacnik

± Los Angeles

± @jongacnik

Jon Gacnik is a designer and programmer. He is a partner and technology director at Folder Studio, where they design books, build websites, and explore idiosyncratic archives. He also builds, maintains, and contributes to hyper-focused tools in the open source and peer-to-peer web communities.

± M is for

± Mindy Seu

± Cambridge

± @mind_seu

Mindy Seu is a designer and M.Des candidate at Harvard GSD. She is an Internet Archive fellow for the Decentralized Web Summit. In the fall, she will begin a fellowship at the Berkman Center for the Internet. Previously, she was a designer at 2x4 and educator at California College of the Arts.

± We will offer talks on grids, language, and the history of Telidon.

± C is for

± Chris Lee

± Toronto/Buffalo

± @chrislee_uu

Chris Lee is a designer and educator based Buffalo, NY, and Toronto, ON. He is a graduate of OCADU and the Sandberg Instituut, he has worked for The Walrus magazine, Scapegoat journal, Metahaven, and Bruce Mau Design. Chris’ research explores graphic design’s entanglement with power, standards, and legitimacy. He is an Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo SUNY and a research fellow at Het Nieuwe Instituut.

± D is for

± Department of Unusual Certainties

± Toronto/Copenhagen

± @douc_to

Department of Unusual Certainties is a design studio driven by research, public engagement, and dialogue. DoUC is anti-disciplinary—focusing on designing collaborative processes rather than specific outcomes defined by individual disciplines. DoUC has worked with Art Gallery of Ontario, Dansk Arkitektur Centre, Textile Museum of Canada, Harbourfront Centre, and Venice Biennale.

± N is for

± Nasrin Himada

± Tio’tia:ke

± @nasrin_himada

Nasrin Himada is a Palestinian writer, editor, and curator based in Tio’tia:ke (Montréal), in Kanien’kehá:ka territory. Their writing on contemporary art has appeared in Canadian Art, C Magazine, Critical Signals, The Funambulist, Fuse Magazine, and MICE Magazine, among others. They are the co-editor of contemptorary.org.

± N is for

± Nell Tenhaaf

± Toronto

Nell is an electronic media artist and writer. She once experimented with narrative structures for viewers to navigate Telidon, for example with Us And/Or Them (1983). Her works often involve the viewer, like in the touch-activated video installation UCBM (You could be me) (1999), Flo’nGlo (2005), and WinWin (2012). Tenhaaf’s writing addresses the cultural implications of biotechnologies and of Artificial Life. She is a Professor at York University and is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art.

± S is for

± St Marie φ Walker

± Toronto

± @stmarie_walker

St Marie φ Walker are artist-researchers who focus on the psychological dimensions of familiar objects, shared environments, and social relations. Denise St Marie attained a BFA from the University of Victoria and Timothy Walker received a BA in Philosophy from the University of Toronto. In 2017 St Marie φ Walker both achieved an MFA from the University of Waterloo, and in 2018 they were jointly awarded Gold for the Governor General’s Academic Medal.

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