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Nuqta - Created by You, for You.
"The world’s first user-generated mobile museum of arabic calligraphy and typography. Created by you, for you."
arabic  typography  calligraphy  application  ios  iphone  ipad 
november 2015 by robertogreco
seblester on Instagram
"Letterform art & design. Typefaces & logos, limited edition prints & original works."

[via: https://twitter.com/vuokko/status/519187564339941376 ]
letterforms  lettering  instagram  typography  logos  calligraphy  seblester  handlettering 
october 2014 by robertogreco
قلب: لغة برمجة
"قلب is a new programming language exploring the role of human culture in coding. Code is written entirely in Arabic and is the basis of code calligraphy, classical algorithms rendered as traditional Arab art."

[now at: http://nas.sr/%D9%82%D9%84%D8%A8/

"قلب is a programming language exploring the role of human culture in coding. Code is written entirely in Arabic, highlighting cultural biases of computer science and challenging the assumptions we make about programming. It is implemented as a tree-walking language interpreter in JavsScript.

All modern programming tools are based on the ASCII character set, which encodes Latin Characters and was originally based on the English Language. As a result, programming has become tied to a single written culture. It carries with it a cultural bias that favors those who grew up reading and writing in that cultural. قلب explores and challenges that by presenting a language that deviates almost entirely from ASCII.

In addition to the language and its interpreter, the قلب project includes a calligraphy series. Traditional Computer Science algorithms are implemented in قلب, and the resulting Arabic source code is used as the content of calligraphy pieces, in effect treating the algorithms as high poetry. The current completed pieces are Hello World, Fibonacci, and Conway’s Game of Life."]

[discussed here at 27:45: https://vimeo.com/134734733 ]

[See also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77KAHPZUR8g
https://github.com/nasser/--- ]
arabic  coding  programming  language  languages  calligraphy  ramseynasser  conwaysgameoflife 
january 2013 by robertogreco
Howard's Butt, So what about dying?
"first thought that occurred to me, & which probably occurs to most people who are confronted with a cancer diagnosis, was “Am I going to die?” & of course, the answer is: “You didn’t know that already?”...Jim & I were fans of crazy Buddhist poet Han Shan. “Han Shan” = “Cold Mountain,” also the name of place where he lived & left his poems written on rocks. Gary Snyder (fact that Snyder had gone to Reed was all I needed to know to decide to go there) translated the poems & Reedie Michael McPherson calligraphed them in italic hand. A year or 2 after Jim died, I picked up my copy of “Cold Mountain Poems,”...paper fluttered to floor...from an old bridge scoring pad...short quote from Tibetan sage, in Jim’s hand. Jim & I had the privilege of studying briefly with the late Lloyd Reynolds;... in Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford, you learn that dropping out of Reed but continuing to take Lloyd Reynolds’ classes convinced Jobs that computer typefaces should be beautiful."
poetry  reedcollege  howardrheingold  via:preoccupations  death  dying  buddhism  calligraphy  stevejobs  zen  life  yearoff  flamingout  cv  change  perspective 
january 2010 by robertogreco

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