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Update README.md to be a bit more explicit on the process

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In the frame of Saison des Culture Numériques and at Maison du Livre in
Saint-Gilles (Brussels), a two days workshop + exhibition with the proposal to
draw together a parametric font using metafont/metapost, a near-belgicka shaped
"Hoguet" lettering on the building.
The workshop evolves to the drawing of a more baroque font! And a small
parametric one. 11 + 12 November 2016, With Camille Vinck, Amélie Fenain,
Adèle Grégoire, Martin Campillo, Justine Pochon, Morgane Le Ferec, Quentin
Jumelin, Jean Olgiati, Marie Frenois, Gaël Lombardo Cornet, Raphaëlle Lasausse,
Nelson Henry, Benjamin Pruvost, Laurie Giraud, Laurent Müller, Lisa Gilot, Paol
Darcel, Amélie Dumont, Dragan Marković, Ludi Loiseau, Alexandre Leray, Gijs De
Heij, Antoine Gelgon and Pierre Huyghebaert.
A two days workshop + exhibition with the proposal to draw together a parametric font using metafont/metapost, a near-DIN or Belgicka shaped lettering based on the "Hoguet" one that can be found on the building. The workshop evolves to the drawing of a more baroque font, and a small parametric one!
All participants are working on the same etherpad in a browser, so no software install is needed. Everyone can begin to draw after a few minutes when knowing only the first of the large amount of mathematical commands provided by Metapost. After a few hours, each participant can copy parts of code from other, so the learning curve is quick, and emulating. Because some part of the code is shared, the feeling of a community drawing the same font, even with a large autonomy for each glyph, is palpable. And it provide a good way to avoid the nerdy ambiance of many workshops based on coding on a solitary way.
Technically, an etherpad server is running on the wifi network (nbo need for internet connection), one script is producing previews of each glyph on a common beamed webpage, and another script allow to plot each drawing on a pen plotter when a participant want to keep a specific stage.
11 + 12 November 2016. In the frame of Saison des Culture Numériques and at Maison du Livre in Saint-Gilles (Brussels)
With Camille Vinck, Amélie Fenain, Adèle Grégoire, Martin Campillo, Justine Pochon, Morgane Le Ferec, Quentin Jumelin, Jean Olgiati, Marie Frenois, Gaël Lombardo Cornet, Raphaëlle Lasausse, Nelson Henry, Benjamin Pruvost, Laurie Giraud, Laurent Müller, Lisa Gilot, Paol Darcel, Amélie Dumont, Dragan Marković, Ludi Loiseau, Alexandre Leray, Gijs De Heij, Antoine Gelgon and Pierre Huyghebaert.
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