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t two ways of describing tangible matter. t two ways of describing tangible matter.
</p> </p>
<p> <p>
<span class="name">Pierre</span> There are two matters within the digital, the molecular, which we recognise as bitmap and know very well, and the ondulatory – the vectors. I want to not only utilise vectors, but also to go anthropological about them. From that perspective I can tackle what is important in the aesthetics vectors create, beyond what things look like and into the way they operate and influence our own operations. <span class="name">Pierre</span> There are two matters within the digital, the molecular, which we recognise as bitmap and know
very well, and the ondulatory – the vectors. I want to not only utilise vectors, but also to go anthropological
about them. From that perspective I can tackle what is important in the aesthetics vectors create, beyond what
things look like and into the way they operate and influence our own operations.
</p> </p>
<p> <p>
<span class="name">Ludi</span> I have the need to include the body in the investigation of digital typography, because through intimate <span class="name">Ludi</span> I have the need to include the body in the investigation of digital typography, because through intimate
relations with vectors, we can trace back histories of writing that depended on the body and its movement. relations with vectors, we can trace back histories of writing that depended on the body and its movement.
</p> </p>
<p> <p>
<span class="name">Ludi The body has its own intelligence. When I put, for example, the tension of the curve into this awkward <span class="name">Ludi The body has its own intelligence. When I put, for example, the tension of the curve into this awkward body,
body, some aspects of the digital practice become apparent in a way that I can't put the finger on, but I feel some aspects of the digital practice become apparent in a way that I can't put the finger on, but I feel
that only the body can detect. that only the body can detect.
</p> </p>
<p> <p>
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<article class="panel" id="one"> <article class="panel" id="one">
<section class="content">
<h2 id="dot">.</h2> <h2 id="dot">.</h2>
<p class="narrative">Page 1 is the title page. This is where the plotter plot a simple dot. At the same time one person enters the grid, <p class="narrative">Page 1 is the title page. This is where the plotter plot a simple dot. At the same time one person enters the
marking a dot in the grid while announcing the coordinates and starting the introduction. This moment marks the grid, marking a dot in the grid while announcing the coordinates and starting the introduction. This moment
direct echo between the bodies and the machine. Space and language are transposed to the scale of the body.</p> marks the direct echo between the bodies and the machine. Space and language are transposed to the scale
of the body.</p>
</section>
</article> </article>
<article class="panel" id="two"> <article class="panel" id="two">
<section class="content">
<h2 id="line">Line</h2> <h2 id="line">Line</h2>
<p class="narrative">Page 2 draws a same line following the 3 languages in action : hpgl, Logo and Metapost. Alternately the body is the <p class="narrative">Page 2 draws a same line following the 3 languages in action : hpgl, Logo and Metapost. Alternately the body
pen, the instructor and the interpreter. </p> is the pen, the instructor and the interpreter. </p>
<code data-lang="hpgl"> <code data-lang="hpgl">
IN; SP1; PA1,1; PD3,5; PU; IN; SP1; PA1,1; PD3,5; PU;
</code> </code>
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endfig; endfig;
end end
</code> </code>
</section>
</article> </article>
<article class="panel" id="three"> <article class="panel" id="three">
<section class="content">
<h2 id="corner">Corner</h2> <h2 id="corner">Corner</h2>
<p class="narrative"> Page 3. The team gathers to fill boxes of the grid with chalk. Now the full body is a pen carried by a body that <p class="narrative"> Page 3. The team gathers to fill boxes of the grid with chalk. Now the full body is a pen carried by a body that
plays the arm of the plotter. The hpgl plot of an angle appears in negative in the white space of the chalk.</p> plays the arm of the plotter. The hpgl plot of an angle appears in negative in the white space of the chalk.</p>
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pratique. Inspirée des recherches de Jean Piaget, Logo a été développé par Seymour Papert comme une initiation pratique. Inspirée des recherches de Jean Piaget, Logo a été développé par Seymour Papert comme une initiation
à la la programmation et aux logiques numériques. Il passe par le dessin pour expliquer les concept d’unité, à la la programmation et aux logiques numériques. Il passe par le dessin pour expliquer les concept d’unité,
d'échelle et de récursivité. Ce qui nous intéresse en particulier avec Logo c’est sa “Tortue”; sorte de robot d'échelle et de récursivité. Ce qui nous intéresse en particulier avec Logo c’est sa “Tortue”; sorte de robot
traçant piloté par de simples commandes: Pen Up, Pen Down, Forward & Rotate. Avec cette spécificité que la tortue traçant piloté par de simples commandes: Pen Up, Pen Down, Forward & Rotate. Avec cette spécificité que la
se déplace dans un environnement relatif. tortue se déplace dans un environnement relatif.
</p>2 </p>
</section>
</article> </article>
<article class="panel" id="four"> <article class="panel" id="four">
<section class="content">
<h2 id="circle">Circle</h2> <h2 id="circle">Circle</h2>
<p class="narrative"> Page 4 deals with curves and the simplest application of them : circles. Three circles are performed simultaneously <p class="narrative"> Page 4 deals with curves and the simplest application of them : circles. Three circles are performed simultaneously
starting as a canon and continuing in a loop. Each body performs the circle in a different posture and rhythm. starting as a canon and continuing in a loop. Each body performs the circle in a different posture and rhythm.
The 3 languages come into confrontation, bodies have here to take into account collisions. Riding on the wall The 3 languages come into confrontation, bodies have here to take into account collisions. Riding on the
the Metapost circle meets the three-dimensional space of the stage. The path bumps into the folds of the page.</p> wall the Metapost circle meets the three-dimensional space of the stage. The path bumps into the folds of
the page.</p>
<p class="documentation"> <p class="documentation">
HPGL or Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language, is a drawing and programming language to command pen plotters. HPGL or Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language, is a drawing and programming language to command pen plotters. It developed into
It developed into the industry standard and is still supported by contemporary devices. There are commands to the industry standard and is still supported by contemporary devices. There are commands to send the pen
send the pen to a coordinate, or position on the paper and commands to put the pen down on the paper: Pen Down, to a coordinate, or position on the paper and commands to put the pen down on the paper: Pen Down, or to
or to lift it again: Pen Up. If the pen is moving while it is down or on the paper the machine draws. There are lift it again: Pen Up. If the pen is moving while it is down or on the paper the machine draws. There are
commands to modify the pen and commands to modify the machine, as in return to default settings, to change the commands to modify the pen and commands to modify the machine, as in return to default settings, to change
size of the paper or to pick a new one. the size of the paper or to pick a new one.
</p> </p>
</section>
</article> </article>
<article class="panel" id="five"> <article class="panel" id="five">
<h2 id="ductus">Ductus</h2> <h2 id="ductus">Ductus</h2>
<p class="narrative">Page 5 is the link with a more theoretical passage on the origin of our Latin ductus. The plotter superimposes the <section class="content">
evolution of the lines of the ampersand sign - from the capitales ET to the & - by following Jean Mallon's documentary <p class="narrative">Page 5 is the link with a more theoretical passage on the origin of our Latin ductus. The plotter superimposes
the evolution of the lines of the ampersand sign - from the capitales ET to the & - by following Jean Mallon's
documentary
<i>Ductus</i>.</p> <i>Ductus</i>.</p>
<p class="narrative"> We then retrace the historical relationships between E and ה. <p class="narrative"> We then retrace the historical relationships between E and ה.
</p> </p>
</section>
</article> </article>
<article class="panel" id="six"> <article class="panel" id="six">
<h2 id="curve">Curve</h2> <h2 id="curve">Curve</h2>
<section class="content">
<p class="narrative">Page 6 tells the specificities of the letter and bring us back to curves. Starting from a minimal straight plotted <p class="narrative">Page 6 tells the specificities of the letter and bring us back to curves. Starting from a minimal straight plotted
version of the ה and the 3 points defining its upper right part, we play with curve tensions variations, making version of the ה and the 3 points defining its upper right part, we play with curve tensions variations,
legible the self initiative behaviour of Metapost dealing with curves. A dialogue between the indications of making legible the self initiative behaviour of Metapost dealing with curves. A dialogue between the indications
Adva - only practitioner drawing this sign - the instructions and the projected drawing of Metapost is played of Adva - only practitioner drawing this sign - the instructions and the projected drawing of Metapost is
out.</p> played out.
</p>
<p class="documentation"> <p class="documentation">
Linguists say that the E, fifth letter of the latin alphabet, is derived from the Greek Epsilon E, represented in egyptian Linguists say that the E, fifth letter of the latin alphabet, is derived from the Greek Epsilon E, represented in egyptian
hieroglyph by the rotated , and rotated again from the Phoenician that is rooted in two cuneiform letters from hieroglyph by the rotated , and rotated again from the Phoenician that is rooted in two cuneiform letters
the semitic script aged from more than three millenaries, the fifth letter haw meaning the window and the eight from the semitic script aged from more than three millenaries, the fifth letter haw meaning the window and
letter heth meaning fence . In syriac and arabic, it gave a near rounded shape, and in hebrew the mix between the eight letter heth meaning fence . In syriac and arabic, it gave a near rounded shape, and in hebrew the
the latinesque cornered letter and a rounded one, even more rounded in cursive .</p> mix between the latinesque cornered letter and a rounded one, even more rounded in cursive .</p>
</section>
</article> <section class="video">
<iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/255353606" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/255353606" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>
<p><a href="https://vimeo.com/255353606">page6-curve</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/user80784832">OSP</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p> <p>
<a href="https://vimeo.com/255353606">page6-curve</a> from
<a href="https://vimeo.com/user80784832">OSP</a> on
<a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
</section>
</article>
<article class="panel" id="seven"> <article class="panel" id="seven">
<section class="content">
<h2 id="improvisation">Improvisations</h2> <h2 id="improvisation">Improvisations</h2>
<p class="narrative"> Page 7 introduces the Metafont "most pleasing curve" concept. That's when the programmer becomes a choreographer <p class="narrative"> Page 7 introduces the Metafont "most pleasing curve" concept. That's when the programmer becomes a choreographer
and program itself is the 'dancer'. The plotter plot the ה with the rounded angle without direction, and on top and program itself is the 'dancer'. The plotter plot the ה with the rounded angle without direction, and
of it, with direction (intention). on top of it, with direction (intention).
</p> </p>
<p class="documentation"> <p class="documentation">
Metapost is a drawing language based on Metafont, the language developed by Donald Knuth to design fonts. In Metapost the Metapost is a drawing language based on Metafont, the language developed by Donald Knuth to design fonts. In Metapost the
drawing is deduced from a collection of mathematical equations. It is not obligatory but often the drawing is drawing is deduced from a collection of mathematical equations. It is not obligatory but often the drawing
split in two parts in the first half the points of the drawing are defined. In the second part the connections is split in two parts in the first half the points of the drawing are defined. In the second part the connections
between those lines are described, straight lines or curves and in which direction do they leave or enter the between those lines are described, straight lines or curves and in which direction do they leave or enter
point. the point.
</p> </p>
<p class="documentation"> <p class="documentation">
«Let's consider the following mathematical problem: Given n points z1, z2,..., zn in the plane, what is the most pleasing «Let's consider the following mathematical problem: Given n points z1, z2,..., zn in the plane, what is the most pleasing
closed curve that goes through them in the specified order [...] To avoid degenerate situations we may assume closed curve that goes through them in the specified order [...] To avoid degenerate situations we may assume
that n is at least 4. This problem is essentially like the dot-to-dot puzzles that we give to young children. that n is at least 4. This problem is essentially like the dot-to-dot puzzles that we give to young children.
Of course it is not a well-posed mathematical problem, since I didn't say what it means for a curve to be "most Of course it is not a well-posed mathematical problem, since I didn't say what it means for a curve to be
pleasing". Let's first postulate soractice of the drawing of this sign,me axioms that the most pleasing curve "most pleasing". Let's first postulate soractice of the drawing of this sign,me axioms that the most pleasing
should satisfy. [... skipping mathematical properties 1 to 4 ...] Property 5 (smoothness) : There are nothe hpgl curve should satisfy. [... skipping mathematical properties 1 to 4 ...] Property 5 (smoothness) : There are
plot of an angle appears in negative in the white space of the chalk. sharp corners in the most pleasing curve. nothe hpgl plot of an angle appears in negative in the white space of the chalk. sharp corners in the most
[...] In other words, there is a unique tangent at every point of the curve. Property 6 : if z1, z2, z3, z4 are pleasing curve. [...] In other words, there is a unique tangent at every point of the curve. Property 6 :
consecutive points of a circle, the most pleasing curve through them is that circle.» Donald Knuth, "Mathematical if z1, z2, z3, z4 are consecutive points of a circle, the most pleasing curve through them is that circle.»
typography", p. 355, in the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, Volume 1, Number 2, March 1979 Donald Knuth, "Mathematical typography", p. 355, in the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, Volume
1, Number 2, March 1979
</p> </p>
</section>
</article> </article>
<article class="panel" id="eight"> <article class="panel" id="eight">
<h2 id="grid">Grid</h2> <h2 id="grid">Grid</h2>
<section class="content">
<p class="narrative">Drawing of the grid is the first element of the presentation. Developed as a group the scene start as the audience <p class="narrative">Drawing of the grid is the first element of the presentation. Developed as a group the scene start as the audience
is still coming in. Equiped with different coloured technical tapes, each one coordinates in solo or binomial to place the different markers. The is still coming in. Equiped with different coloured technical tapes, each one coordinates in solo or binomial
installation of the tape uses walking techniques inspired by the performance of Esther Ferrer<sup><a href="#note1">[1]</a></sup> or measured movements, to place the different markers. The installation of the tape uses walking techniques inspired by the performance
rolled developed for the occasion. In the background we listen to Laurie Anderson - O Superman.</p> of Esther Ferrer
<sup>
<a href="#note1">[1]</a>
</sup> or measured movements, rolled developed for the occasion. In the background we listen to Laurie Anderson
- O Superman.
</p>
<ol class="footnotes"> <ol class="footnotes">
<li id="note1">Esther Ferrer, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6KflUAhQXI">Le chemin se fait en marchant</a></li> <li id="note1">Esther Ferrer,
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6KflUAhQXI">Le chemin se fait en marchant</a>
</li>
</ol> </ol>
<p class="narrative">The grid has a proportion of 8 x 4 and allows us to overflow on the wall.</p> <p class="narrative">The grid has a proportion of 8 x 4 and allows us to overflow on the wall.</p>
<p class="narrative">After placement of the grid by the bodies, light focus on the plotter who starts 'marking the territory'. One's filming <p class="narrative">After placement of the grid by the bodies, light focus on the plotter who starts 'marking the territory'. One's
next to it so that the audience can see the pen trajectory, plotter's dance projected on the side wall. On page filming next to it so that the audience can see the pen trajectory, plotter's dance projected on the side
8, the grid is drawn. wall. On page 8, the grid is drawn.
</p> </p>
</section>
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