Text Study

Writing systems and their articulation sit at the intersection of technology, language, and culture. The ability to reproduce these systems is integral to deeply-rooted cultural notions regarding memory, power, history, the nation-state, personal identity, media and definitions of authority and knowledge.

In this course, I tried several ways of artistic expression. Graphic design, AR, and sound visualization through touch designer, to explore the limit of the original text and my response connection space.

Original Text

"A study of Kufic script in Islamic calligraphy and its relevance to Turkish graphic art using Latin fonts in the late twentieth century" wrote by Enis Timu├žin Tan, mainly talks about Islamic art. 
I chose the introduction of Islamic art in Chapter 1 as my original text for research. Here, the author wants to express the rules of Islamic art and culture and why Islamic art is mainly in 2D form.

Original Text and Personal Response Visualization by Touch Designer

I use Touch Desinger to visualization two voices. 
One is google translate reading the original text, the other one is my voice of personal response to the original text.

Touch Desinger Working Process

I visually visualize the sound of my response reading and the sound of google translate AI reading the original text in Touch Designer. I ended up splitting the video into two screens to play at the same time. My response is a circular, net-like, symmetrical 2D graphic, which will be drawn into a pupil-like circle after repeated audio loops. I call it the eyes of God, watching the behavior of believers all the time.