reading

Hi,

I want to learn more about the process of reading. Does somebody know of any scientific papers or other resources that deal with topics such as legibility, visual perception or cognitive processing of written texts, etc...?

Thanks for your help!

Some on this list might be interested in the article I just wrote for The Magazine about the typography of ebooks and design for the screen – or rather, for a plethora of screens:

http://the-magazine.org/13/unbound-pages

Although The Magazine is subscription based, non-subscribers can read the full text of one article a month.

John

Looking for three fonts from these images. From Reading (the yellow one), the font that 'AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND' is written in, plus the one used for band names (not the ones that have their own logo, obviously - ones like Deftones, Jimmy Eat World etc). From Download (the black one), the font used for 'MAVERICK_AC'.

I like making fake posters with line-up predictions, and want to make them as realistic as possible using the correct fonts and everything. Had trouble finding a good match though, I'm a bit of a noob at typography...

(With apologies for cross-posting)

We are looking for exceptional candidates for full-time postgraduate study in the Department of Typography at Reading. The University will award one AHRC-funded studentship for our practice-based MA programmes: Book Design, Information Design or Typeface Design, with entry in October 2011.


We will also be putting candidates forward for doctoral and MA studentships funded by the University of Reading.



Hello! I'm starting a project for the development of studying materials for children with learning disabilities, and I was wondering if any of you could direct me to (or has any knowledge of) studies on typography for these specific subject.
I was thinking that the most appropriate would be the use of a clear and simple "ductus" but I've never done anything like this and all the help you could give me would be great!
Thank you so much!

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Anglaise is out!

I am happy to announce that Anglaise is now for sale on MyFonts.

The Future of Reading Symposium
Rochester Institute of Technology
June 9 –12, 2010

Keynote talks by Margaret Atwood, award-winning author,
and Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief, “Wired” Magazine

Join us in Rochester, New York for provocative and challenging presentations by world-class authors and experts in writing systems, content creation, linguistics, vision and cognition, typography, and visual media that all seek to answer the question: “How will reading change?”

Register now! $295, includes meals.
http://futureofreading.cias.rit.edu/

Speakers and panelists include:

Margaret Atwood - internationally acclaimed author of speculative fiction
Chris Anderson - editor of Wired magazine

RIT Future of Reading Symposium
Rochester Institute of Technology
June 9 –12, 2010

A symposium with keynotes by
Margaret Atwood, award-winning author
Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief, “Wired” Magazine

Join us in Rochester, New York for provocative and challenging presentations by world-class authors and experts in writing systems, content creation, linguistics, vision and cognition, typography, and visual media that all seek to answer the question: “How will reading change?”

Register now! $295, includes meals.

http://futureofreading.cias.rit.edu/

Speakers and panelists include:

Margaret Atwood - internationally acclaimed author of speculative fiction
Chris Anderson - editor of Wired magazine

Details of the 2010 annual intensive short course in typeface design, to take place at Reading this summer, are now available on http://www.typefacedesign.org/tdi/TDi2010_A4.pdf . Five very full days, crammed with seminars, feedback on practical work, examination of rare material, and hands-on sessions.

Get in touch for more information.

Find out more about doctoral study at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication

Announcing a postgraduate research colloquium & workshop, Tuesday 23 March 2010, 10am-4pm
Open to potential students, current academics and interested parties.
A day of talks and other activities including:
• presentations of staff research activities
• workshop on writing a research proposal for a PhD
• a day in the life of a postgraduate research student.
Assistance with travel to Reading may be available for current UK-based students who are interested in applying
The event is free of charge, but registration in advance required. For further information or to register, contact
Carolyn Davidson +44 (0)118 378 6598, c.davidson@reading.ac.uk

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