Slam [Ty]poetry

"Typography is what language looks like" (Ellen Lupton). This study, first presented at the Spacing Performance conference, is a development of a few ideas regarding the possible relationship between Spoken Word, Performance Poetry and typography. Using digital design tools we are now able to capture real-time interpretations of spoken-word poetry and the dynamics of tone, gestures, facial expressions, etc. and to translate their intensions and particularities as digital input. By recording and filtering specific vocal input we introduce different typographic layouts as speculative outputs varying in font selection and characteristics (size, spacing, leading, overlay, density, etc.) extending the exploration to include 3D material and spatial interventions.

ToolsProJet x60 3D Printer
SoftwareRhino, Grasshopper, Firefly