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Doctoral student Aaron Rodriguez (History of Text Technologies) is working to provide the blind and visually impaired community a better tool to ease

Doctoral student Aaron Rodriguez (History of Text Technologies) is working to provide the blind and visually impaired community a better tool to ease the reading process of comics. He is the co-developer of an app called Vizling, which improves the ability to access multi-modal texts. Read English major Tabitha Labrato’s article about Rodriguez and Vizling by clicking the LinkTree in our bio and then clicking Department News. #fsu #fsuartssciences #fsugradschool #fsu_writers #fsulitmediacult #wichitaenglish #texttechnology #vizling

29 0 5 months ago
"Time to Talk Type" - A panel discussion and forum on typography, text technologies and fonts as infrastructure for culture and economy from 6.00 pm t

"Time to Talk Type" - A panel discussion and forum on typography, text technologies and fonts as infrastructure for culture and economy from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm on the 22nd of March 2019 @ the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka. The panel comprise Lalindra Nanayakkara - Executive Creative Director, Leo Burnett Sri Lanka and other renowned speakers. #LeoBurnettSriLanka  #LalindraNanayakkara  #TimetoTalkType #PanelDiscussion  #Typography  #texttechnology

25 0 2 years ago
A BRIEF HISTORY OF BOOKS.  Curiositree: Human World is a choose-your-own (learning) adventure! Discover the myriad reasons why humans have become the

A BRIEF HISTORY OF BOOKS. Curiositree: Human World is a choose-your-own (learning) adventure! Discover the myriad reasons why humans have become the most successful species on the planet in this fascinating complete visual history of mankind. Travel from our earliest beginnings to the modern day, and discover how our evolution is interconnected by following the arrows that link to charts on related topics throughout the book. Exploring the development of farming, the origins of writing, religion, trade, weapons and armour, the first cities, and the growth of technology in the modern age, this visual compendium of wonders from the mind of man is full of fascinating information for curious young readers. On sale in September! • • • #kidsbookstagram #kidlit #kidsbooks #picturebooks #raisingreaders #childrensbooks #picturebook #curiositree #humanworld #historyofbooks #texttechnology #historyofhumanity #humanhistory #infographics #infographicforskids #raisingreaders #quartokids #chooseyourownadventure #booksofinstagram #wideeyededitions

225 8 3 years ago
the most useful thing I’ve got out of my degree so far is being able to play a 28 score word 🤷🏼‍♀️📚 #englishliterature #englishlitstudent #degree #qui

the most useful thing I’ve got out of my degree so far is being able to play a 28 score word 🤷🏼‍♀️📚 #englishliterature #englishlitstudent #degree #quire #manuscripts #medievalmanuscript #texttechnology #thankyouall

7 0 3 years ago
Parchment making! In the flesh! 😆 (Tongue in cheek...) What might look like some (un)lucky woman combing the bald spot on a very large man's head is a

Parchment making! In the flesh! 😆 (Tongue in cheek...) What might look like some (un)lucky woman combing the bald spot on a very large man's head is actually the unhairing part of the process of turning a raw deerhide, in this case, into a finished piece of parchment. Hides soak thoroughly in a bath of water and calcium hydroxide for around 2 weeks. By the time they come out, the hair has loosened to the point where it can be pushed off with a hard blunt edge. To the uninitiated, it can be gross and smelly, but as anyone who had tried it can attest to, there is definitely a feeling of satisfaction in the process. It is honestly the first point in the process where someone can envision a putrescent mess becoming a finished piece of parchment. Thanks to Dorothy Kim and her text technology students from #vassarcollege Hope they all enjoyed the sites, & smells of our tannery. 😉 #texttechnology . . . . #deerskin #parchment #parchemin #perkament #parşömen #parsomen #pergament #pergamino #pergamena #chemistry #vellum #medievalstudies #tannery #rawhide #leatherchemicals #yeomanscholar #craftsmanshipmatters #craftsmanship #madeinusa #madeinamerica #madeinNY #madeintheHudsonValley #familybusiness #450years

133 4 3 years ago
🚪Day #16 of our #AdventArchives calendar and it’s about time we celebrated another printed book! 📆  And not just any printed book, but a #volvelle! Th

🚪Day #16 of our #AdventArchives calendar and it’s about time we celebrated another printed book! 📆 And not just any printed book, but a #volvelle! This is @uofglasgowasc Euing BD7-f.13, Johannes Regiomontanus’ Calendar (Venice: 1482), one of Glasgow’s beautiful incunables; it might seem at first glance like these are just circular discs on a page, but they should really be thought of as moving scientific instruments which can be manipulated to show the motion of the moon: it’s text technology in action! Scroll through the images and you'll find not only were these paper discs originally designed to be working instruments when they were first produced, but that this piece of #texttechnology still works 500 years later! As I said when I first posted this item way back at the start of this account, this wonderful work really communicates how a book is never just a static text but a machine for imparting knowledge, an object that begs interaction, and a work of art - all rolled into one! If you'd like to read and see more from this wee gem, see this page from Special Collections: http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/exhibns/month/aug1999.html #uofglasgow #uofglibrary #iglibraries #specialcollections #specialcollectionsofinstagram #archives #archivesofinstagram #libraries #librariesofinstagram #bookstagram #manuscriptsofinstagram #rarebooksofinstagram #manuscripts #books #bookhistory #bookart #medieval #medievalmanuscripts #rarebooks #explorearchives #archivesunlocked

178 9 3 years ago
Finally framed this letterpress beauty made by @ryancordell and his Technologies of Text class for my office :) #resist #persist #feminist #feminism #

Finally framed this letterpress beauty made by @ryancordell and his Technologies of Text class for my office :) #resist #persist #feminist #feminism #letterpress #texttechnology #printingpress #criticalmaking

34 0 4 years ago
Having spent last week lost in the marginal beauty of MS Hunter 269 (U.5.9), I thought it was about time we had a look at the beauty of #print! And ca

Having spent last week lost in the marginal beauty of MS Hunter 269 (U.5.9), I thought it was about time we had a look at the beauty of #print! And capitalising on last week's news of some discovered pages of Caxton (used in the binding of a manuscript) today's post has a Caxton link! This is @uofglasgowasc Sp Coll Hunterian Bv.2.12, a 1492 printed edition of Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales'. This incunable was printed by Richard Pynson whose books have been described as technically & typographically the finest specimens of English printing of their period. Here we see Pynson's introduction to his edition where he refers to Caxton as 'my worshipful master', a reference to his indebtedness to Caxton's second edition of the poem, upon which this publication was based. Swipe through for further images of the woodcuts used (& reused!) to illustrate the edition, & for details of some handwritten annotations (emphasis on the 'hand'...). #Caxton #incunable #Pynson #Chaucer #CanterburyTales #earlyprint #printingpress #texttechnology #manicule #rarebooksofinstagram #manuscriptsofinstagram #uofglasgow #uofglibrary #iglibraries #specialcollections #archives #archivesofinstagram #libraries #librariesofinstagram #bookstagram #manuscripts #books #bookhistory #bookart #medieval #medievalmanuscripts #rarebooks #explorearchives #archivesunlocked

272 2 4 years ago
*Text Technologies V: The Volvelle* A week of posts celebrating the various technologies of texts wouldn't be complete without a volvelle! But what ex

*Text Technologies V: The Volvelle* A week of posts celebrating the various technologies of texts wouldn't be complete without a volvelle! But what exactly are volvelles? In essence, they're paper wheels, but we really ought to think of them not just as circular discs on a page but as moving scientific instruments which can be manipulated to show the motion of the moon. Scroll through the images and you'll find not only were they originally designed to be working instruments when they were first produced, but that this piece of #texttechnology still works 500 years later! This wonderful work really communicates how a book is never just a static text but a machine for imparting knowledge, an object that begs interaction, and a work of art - all rolled into one! This is @uofglasgowasc Euing BD7-f.13, Johannes Regiomontanus: Calendar, Venice: 1482; you can see the word "LVNE" ('lune') spelled out by the large initials in the four corners of the page. Bearing in mind any printed book produced before c.1500 is considered an 'incunable', i.e. very early print, it's quite staggering to see how quickly printing technology developed from its infancy to be able to incorporate such impressive moveable parts of such quality. If you'd like to read and see more from this wee gem, I'd recommend this page from Special Collections: http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/exhibns/month/aug1999.html #volvelle #calendars #calendar #incunable #astronomy #lunar #Regiomontanus #moon #movingbooks #moveablebooks #interactivebooks #booktechnology #uofglasgow #uofglibrary #iglibraries #specialcollections #archives #archivesofinstagram #libraries #librariesofinstagram #bookstagram #manuscripts #books #bookhistory #bookart #explorearchives #archivesunlocked

233 13 4 years ago
*Text Technologies II: New Testament Bible in High Relief* So many of the medieval manuscripts that I post are highly sensory, from the ink(s) of the

*Text Technologies II: New Testament Bible in High Relief* So many of the medieval manuscripts that I post are highly sensory, from the ink(s) of the script to the gold illumination of the initials and the borders; though today's #texttechnology entry is rather more modern than I've posted before, dating from 1850, it might be the most sensory of them all. With no ink, and no decoration, the raised text is the sensory object here. This NT Bible, produced in New York, is an alternative to what we now recognise as Braille (which, as far as I understand it, wouldn't be widely adopted until later in the C19th). Using the technique of embossing to raise the letters from the page, this was produced so that blind readers might be able to read the Bible. If you swipe through the images you can see the pages are quite thick - a result of two embossed pages being stuck together in order to create a folio. This Bible was produced by the American Bible Society in two HUGE volumes, but given the air between these double pages, it's surprisingly lighter to handle than you'd expect! I wish I knew more about the book history of Braille and earlier #texttechnologies for the blind - so if you can add any details, please do leave a comment! [@uofglasgowasc Sp Coll RF 256, New York: 1850] #braille #highrelief #highreliefprinting #embossing #embossingpaper #embossedbooks #uofglasgow #uofglibrary #iglibraries #specialcollections #archives #archivesofinstagram #libraries #librariesofinstagram #bookstagram #manuscripts #books #bookhistory #bookart #medieval #medievalmanuscripts #explorearchives #archivesunlocked

154 5 4 years ago
It's #woodcutwednesday with this wonderful early printed copy of Geoffrey Chaucer's 'The Canterbury Tales'! This is @uofglasgowasc Hunterian Bv.2.12 (

It's #woodcutwednesday with this wonderful early printed copy of Geoffrey Chaucer's 'The Canterbury Tales'! This is @uofglasgowasc Hunterian Bv.2.12 (London: 1492), printed by Richard Pynson who based his copy on William Caxton's 1483 second edition of the poem. This woodcut is taken from the 'Prologue' to 'The Canterbury Tales', where our pilgrims and their tale-telling game is introduced; you can see the pilgrims shown gathered here in the Tabard Inn, Southwark, where they began their journey. One of his first issues, 'The Canterbury Tales' brought Pynson instant fame. He went on to publish some four hundred works, and his books are technically and typographically the finest specimens of English printing of their period. His woodcuts were specially produced for this work, but don't attempt to follow the descriptions of Chaucer’s characters with any great accuracy; some are even reused for different characters! If you look closely, you can also see a later addition in the margin - a hand-drawn manicule! This copy was also on display during 'Ingenious Impressions' and is one of two copies of this work in Special Collections. Read more here: http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/exhibns/month/may2004.html #uofglibrary #uofglasgow #archivesofinstagram #texttechnology #books #librariesofinstagram #libraries #library #iglibraries #archives #archive #print #incunable #incunabula #chaucer #canterburytales #pynson #caxton #explorearchives #archivesunlocked

109 1 4 years ago
It's a #tbttuesday today to 2015's 'Ingenious Impressions' exhibition of some of @uofglasgowasc's stunning collection of incunabula! Incunabula are ea

It's a #tbttuesday today to 2015's 'Ingenious Impressions' exhibition of some of @uofglasgowasc's stunning collection of incunabula! Incunabula are early printed books (i.e. printed before 1501); Glasgow has one of the richest rare book collections in the UK outside of London, Oxford, Cambridge and Manchester including 1034 incunabula. The 2015 exhibition was a wonderful display of early print culture with specially-designed cradles for each of the books on show (which you can see a glimpse of here) giving the impression the books were 'flying'. This book is Sp Coll Ferguson Am-z.44 (Avicenna: Canon Medicinae, Venice: 1486) and is one of two copies held at Glasgow. As you can see, this copy makes excellent use of vellum 'tabs' with labels written in Latin peeping out along its fore edges. This is evidence the text was used intensively as these marginal tabs mark sections of the work for quick access - just like we'd use sticky neon tabs in our books today! The two large coloured initials and each of the smaller red capitals are drawn in by hand after printing, showing the transition of text technology from script to print. #uofglibrary #uofglasgow #archivesofinstagram #texttechnology #books #librariesofinstagram #iglibraries #specialcollections #libraries #library #archives #archive #specialcollections #incunable #incunabula #print #printing #rubrication #earlymodern #medieval #bookhistory #scripttoprint #glasgow #index #indextabs #explorearchives #archivesunlocked #ingeniousimpressions

135 10 4 years ago
Yesterday's post showed a binder's note attached to the final flyleaf of MS Euing 3, which detailed the manuscript's previous binding (since replaced)

Yesterday's post showed a binder's note attached to the final flyleaf of MS Euing 3, which detailed the manuscript's previous binding (since replaced). Binders Douglas Cockerell and Son mounted a side of the previous blind blocked black morocco binding (by Spachmann) to the back board of the new binding (shown here!) thus retaining a previous layer of the book's history. Wonderful! #bindings #bookbinding #conservation #uofglibrary #uofglasgow #archivesofinstagram #librariesofinstagram #archives #libraries #specialcollections #medievalmanuscripts #medievalbooks #medieval #manuscripts #books #bookhistory #codicology #texttechnology #explorearchives #archivesunlocked #glasgow

57 0 4 years ago
One of the most interesting aspects of being involved in Book History research is that the history of a book never stops! Books have biographies; they

One of the most interesting aspects of being involved in Book History research is that the history of a book never stops! Books have biographies; they live multiple lives as they pass from the hands of one owner/user to the next, each leaving their own marks, their own fragments of evidence of how they used (or even abused) these objects. This lived biography doesn't stop once a book is deposited in an archive or special collection, as we can see here from this book binders' note attached to the flyleaf at the back of MS Euing 3. This little piece of typed paper from 1961 provides a new layer of evidence of the book's life, the condition it was in when it came to be rebound and the choices made by the bookbinder in producing its current binding. This manuscript looks to have been bound by Douglas Cockerell & Son, whose work has heavily influenced modern conservation techniques. My friend (and former student) @book_historia is an expert on the Cockerells, producing not one but two masters dissertations on their work (Edinburgh 2015; Glasgow 2016). She is also the one who encouraged me to set up this Insta feed in the first place and is now a Library Technician at the Smithsonian (could I be more proud of her?!). Check out her own Insta feed for more #manuscript images and some further examples from the #Cockerell #bindery. #bookbinding #conservation #uofglibrary #uofglasgow #archivesofinstagram #librariesofinstagram #archives #libraries #specialcollections #iglibraries #bookhistory #objectbiography #texttechnology #books #codicology #explorearchives #archivesunlocked #medievalmanuscripts #medieval #manuscripts #medievalbooks

66 5 4 years ago
Another #woodcutwednesday manuscript flyover from @uofglasgowasc's Blockbook Apocalypse! This wee video shows detail of fantastic hell-mouths and the

Another #woodcutwednesday manuscript flyover from @uofglasgowasc's Blockbook Apocalypse! This wee video shows detail of fantastic hell-mouths and the devil in the lake of fire and brimstone (Chapter 20: Verses 10-15, Revelations) which are really brought to life by those watercolour washes. Seasonal? Not really, but it is red and green! Glasgow Sp Coll Hunterian Ds.2.3 (Netherlands: 1430s-1440s). #woodcut #blockbook #apocalypse #medieval #medievalbooks #bookhistory #rarebooks #specialcollections #manuscripts #incunabula #manuscriptflyover #iglibraries #library #librariesofinstagram #archivesofinstagram #explorearchives #archivesunlocked #archives #readingthepast #texttechnology #textualheritage #manuscriptart #print #uofglibrary #uofglasgow

65 3 4 years ago
It's #woodcutwednesday! Here's a special video flyover of one of @uofglasgowasc's treasures: Glasgow Sp Coll Hunterian Ds.2.3 (Netherlands: 1430s-1440

It's #woodcutwednesday! Here's a special video flyover of one of @uofglasgowasc's treasures: Glasgow Sp Coll Hunterian Ds.2.3 (Netherlands: 1430s-1440s). This is a Blockbook Apocalypse, and is an outstanding example, too! Details from Special Collections tells us that "this particular item is a mid fifteenth century copy of the Book of Revelation, the last book of the New Testament. It was produced in the Netherlands and consists of 42 plates of hand coloured illustrations accompanied by explanatory text in Latin; the pictures here have been enhanced by the addition of bold, watercolour washes. The pages in blockbooks - usually incorporating both image and a condensed text - are printed entirely from woodcut blocks cut in relief. This xylographic technique for producing books flourished in mid fifteenth century Europe, at the same time that experiments in printing with moveable type began; it seems that the two technologies co-existed for a number of decades. This work has long been acknowledged as one of the greatest achievements of the medieval woodcutter's art." See: http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/exhibns/month/apr2005.html for further details! #bookhistory #books #texttechnology #print #woodcut #uofglibrary #uofglasgow #manuscripts #explorearchives #archivesunlocked #manuscriptflyover

67 2 4 years ago
A different take on #tinytuesday with a nod to #typographytuesday: this is a single piece of tiny type that contains an *entire text* in 1 point font!

A different take on #tinytuesday with a nod to #typographytuesday: this is a single piece of tiny type that contains an *entire text* in 1 point font! I was given this by one of the printers at the Leipzig Museum of the Printing Arts when I visited as part of the European Summer University in Digital Humanities earlier this year (for more info, see my staff profile in my bio). You can see the type standing on its end to the left, with an example of how it prints below, and an enlarged version of the text in the centre. It's one of my most prized possessions! #type #print #explorearchives #textualheritage #bookhistory #books #texttechnology #leipzig #museumfürdruckkunst

26 2 4 years ago