• 2017
  • Les Figures de l’auteur

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  • 2017
  • Les Figures de l’auteur

Seminar given at ANRT Nancy on Oct. 26, 2017. About revival, litterature and autorship. With John Downer, Miguel de Cervantès, Paul Auster, Jorge Luis Borges, Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, Le Corbusier and a dog. ANRTABCD, Letter A

  • Atelier national de recherche typographique, Nancy
  • Typeface:
  • ANRT
  • 2018
  • Le rôle de Ladislas Mandel dans le CERT et les débuts de l’ANCT

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  • 2018
  • Le rôle de Ladislas Mandel dans le CERT et les débuts de l’ANCT

Talk (FR) given during the one-day symposium “Ladislas Mandel (1921-2006) ou l'humanisme de la lettre” at the Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, Paris, on June 11, 2018. ANRTABCD, Letter M

  • Atelier national de recherche typographique, Nancy
  • Typeface:
  • ANRT
  • 2020
  • The Evolution of Typographic Species

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  • 2020
  • The Evolution of Typographic Species

About typography, paleontology, evolutionism, fixism, interpolation and miscegenation. Seminar given online during the Covid-19 confinement, on May 7, 2020. With Georges Cuvier, Jean-

  • 2017
  • Knuth Vs. Hofstadter

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  • 2017
  • Knuth Vs. Hofstadter

In 1982, few months after the publication of Donald Knuth article The Concept of a Meta-Font, Visible Language publishes Meta-Font, Metamathematics, and Metaphysics : Comments on Donald Knuth’s « The Concept of  a  Meta-Font », by Douglas Hofstadter, an american professor of cognitive sciences. His remarks bring nuances to Knuth’s conclusions, addressing the problem from another point of view. His investigations in typography, in the field of artificial intelligence, subsequently appeared in the Letter Spirit project, where he tried to develop a program that is capable of developing an entire alphabet from a few seed letters, based on a very coarse grid. Years later, when the concepts of parametric fonts, AI and deep learning applied to type design reappeared, Hofstadter’s ideas are still relevant. Talks (FR / EN) given in Istanbul during Istype 2017, on June 10, and at the Fonderie de l'image in Paris, on November 13, 2018. ANRTABCD, Letter K

  • Atelier national de recherche typographique, Nancy
  • Typeface:
  • ANRT