Professor of Design, Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.
Founder and Coordinator of Dynamic Media Institute (2000—2015), he teaches information architecture, data visualization, user experience design, and motion design in the undergraduate and graduate design programs at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. He has served as visiting lecturer at numerous universities in the USA, Australia, China, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea and Poland. He has curated exhibitions and organized workshops, seminars, conferences and publications on the topic of communication, design and media. His personal work has been exhibited internationally in the USA, Europe, and Asia. He is an affiliate of the Minda Gunzburg Center of European Studies at Harvard University where he serves as curator of the Giedrojć Gallery.
Text, type and the future
What is the role of typography in the age of post-text culture?
Reading experience on paper—the native environment of typography—seems dead.
Long form text reading—not only on paper—seems terminally ill.
Reading experience on screen seems passé—can typography help please?
Reading experience in AR, VR seems the next big thing—can typography help please?
Is jsp,js, py, pst, xml, css text too—can typography help please?
Is there a difference between reading and acquiring textual information?
But wait, there is more:
How texting and twitting are different from the technologies of the past—spoken language, writing systems, typography?
How youtube is different from the universal language of image and sound already expanding since 1895?
How textual and visual narrative differ?
How narrative—essentially linear model of communication—is surviving the interactive and dynamic media?
The presentation will try to map and navigate the above questions.