Grafik von Eva-Maria Offermann zum Vortragsabend; Piktogramme, Lebenszeichen, Emoji; Die Gesellschaft der Zeichen

Lectures

Friday, January 22, 2021, 6 – 11 pm

This digital evening of lectures began with a contextual introduction of the exhibition and publication project Pictograms, Signs of Life, Emoji: The Society of Signs.
That is a co-production of the Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren and the Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg.

Anja Dorn & Maxim Weirich;
A virtual tour through the exhibition (video)
Eva-Maria Offermann;
Graphics in between Graphics … about the graphic design inside the exhibition
Edgar Walthert;
Visual Grammar
Juli Gudehus;
»Icon spell« & swarm intelligence
Ilka Helmig & Johannes Bergerhausen;
picto-, ideo-
Timothée Ingen-Housz;
Elephant’s Memory: Welcome Global Baby!

Eva-Maria Offermann; Graphics in between Graphics … about the graphic design inside the exhibition

Resources mentioned in the lecture:
Eva-Maria Offermann’s website
Mosaic browser
Pictogram Design, by Yukio Ota
PX Grotesk, by Nicolas Eigenheer, published by Optimo
Gallery Print, Creative Partner for Print and Finishing

Edgar Walthert; Visual Grammar

Resources mentioned in the lecture:
Mr Symbol Man, a documentary about Charles K. Bliss
Die Bienen und das Unsichtbare, a book written by Clemens J. Setz
SAFO Sinnschrift, by André Eckardt
In The Land of Invented Languages, by Arika Okrent
Letters to Jill, by Pati Hill
LoCoS: Visual Sign Language For Global Communication, an eBook by Yukio Ota
Logical Typeface, featuring plenty of automatic icons
The Annex of Universal Languages, available at Bold Monday
Pictoscript, by Prof. Jochen Gros
KomunIKON, by Cesco Reale with team of linguists, programmers and designers

Juli Gudehus; »Icon spell« & swarm intelligence

Resources mentioned in the lecture:
Genesis, by Juli Gudehus
Die Zauberflöte, at The­ater Chemnitz
Gemeinsam statt einsam!, for Her­mann und Lil­ly Schilling-Stiftung
Klingspor Museum, Offenbach am Main
Book from the Ground, by Xu Bing
Emojination, Emoji By The People, For The People
The Noun Project is building a global visual language that unites us.
Unicode; How a shadowy consortium controls the evolution of emoji

Johannes Bergerhausen & Ilka Helmig; picto-, ideo-

Resources mentioned in the lecture:
picto-, ideo-, by Johannes Bergerhausen & Ilka Helmig
published by the Leopold-Hoesch-Museum Düren and Museum of Modern Art, Freiburg
The Missing Scripts, at Alphabetum, West, Den Haag
SoundCloud, by Ilka Helmig
The World’s Writing Systems website
decodeunicode, by Johannes Bergerhausen

Timothée Ingen-Housz; Elephant’s Memory: Welcome Global Baby!

Resources mentioned in the lecture:
The Elephant’s Memory, by Timothée Ingen-Housz
Blissymbolics, by Charles K. Bliss
LoCos, by Yukio Ota
Interwingularity & Xanadu, by Ted Nelson

societyofsigns.cloud

As mentioned in the lecture, we have built a ☁️ on which we would like to collect discussions, links and resources and promote further exchange. Collaborators interested in the societyofsigns.cloud please get in touch at info@societyofsigns.com.