Typography: Advancing Ideas through Content, Sources, and Systems Mediation
with guest artists: Ben Day – Thomas Detrie – Kenneth Hiebert
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n. 1. Attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena.
n. 1. An object produced or shaped by human craft, especially a tool, weapon, or ornament of archaeological or historical interest. 2. Something viewed as a product of human conception or agency rather than an inherent element: "The very act of looking at a naked model was an artifact of male supremacy" (Philip Weiss). 3. A structure or feature not normally present but visible as a result of an external agent or action, such as one seen in a microscopic specimen after fixation, or in an image produced by radiology or electrocardiography. 4. An inaccurate observation, effect, or result, especially one resulting from the technology used in scientific investigation or from experimental error: The apparent pattern in the data was an artifact of the collection method.
n. 1. a. Arrangement of parts or elements. b. The form, as of a figure, determined by the arrangement of its parts or elements. 2. Psychology Gestalt.
n. 1. The mental process or faculty of knowing, including aspects such as awareness, perception, reasoning, and judgment. 2. That which becomes known, as through perception, reasoning, or intuition; knowledge.
n. 1. The quality or state of cohering, especially a logical, orderly, and aesthetically consistent relationship of parts.
adj. 1. Measurable by a common standard. 2. Commensurate; proportionate. 3. Mathematics Exactly divisible by the same unit an integral number of times. Used of two quantities.
n. 1. A constituent element, as of a system. See Synonyms at element. 2. A part of a mechanical or electrical complex. 3. Mathematics. One of a set of two or more vectors having a sum equal to a given vector. 4. Any of the minimum number of substances required to specify completely the composition of all phases of a chemical system. adj. Being or functioning as a constituent or an ingredient.
n. pl. con·ti·nu·i·ties 1. The state or quality of being continuous. 2. An uninterrupted succession or flow; a coherent whole. 3. a. A detailed script or scenario consulted to avoid discrepancies from shot to shot in a film, allowing the various scenes to be shot out of order. b. Spoken matter serving to link parts of a radio or television program so that no break occurs.
adj. 1. a. Of or about energy or to objects in motion. b. Of or about the study of dynamics. 2. Characterized by continuous change, activity, or progress. 3. Marked by intensity and vigor; forceful. 4. Of or about variation of intensity, as in musical sound. n. 1. An interactive system or process, especially one involving competing or conflicting forces. 2. A force, especially political, social, or psychological.
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n. Prosody The continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza.

1. a. To state as or reduce to a formula. b. To express in systematic terms or concepts. c. To devise or invent: formulate strategy. 2. To prepare according to a specified formula.
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irrational number
n. Any real number that cannot be expressed as a ratio between two integers.
n. 1. The act of mediating; intervention. 2. The state of being mediated. 3. Law. An attempt to bring about a peaceful settlement or compromise between disputants through the objective intervention of a neutral party.
n. Mathematics 1. Any real number inexpressable as an integer or as a ratio between two integers. See Mediate, a.] 1. The act of mediating; action or relation of anything interposed; action as a necessary condition, means, or instrument; interposition; intervention. The soul [acts] by the mediation of these passions. --South. 2. Hence, specifically, agency between parties at variance, with a view to reconcile them; entreaty for another; intercession. --Bacon.
n. 1. Mental activity; thinking.
n. 1. The process, act, or faculty of perceiving. 2. The effect or product of perceiving. 3. Psychology a. Recognition and interpretation of sensory stimuli based chiefly on memory. b. The neurological processes by which such recognition and interpretation are effected. 4. a. Insight, intuition, or knowledge gained by perceiving. b. The capacity for such insight.
n. 1. A solid bounded by polygons.
n. 1. A part considered in relation to the whole. 2. A relationship between things or parts of things with respect to comparative magnitude, quantity, or degree. 3. A relationship between quantities such that if one varies then another varies in a manner dependent on the first. 4. Agreeable or harmonious relation of parts within a whole.
n. 1. Relation in degree or number between two similar things. 2. The relative value of silver and gold in a currency system that is bimetallic. 3. Mathematics The relation between two quantities expressed as the quotient of one divided by the other: The ratio of 7 to 4 is written 7:4 or 7/4.
adj. Of, relating to, involving, or having the nature of space.
n. 1. Exact correspondence of form and constituent configuration on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane or about a center or an axis. See note at proportion. 2. A relationship of characteristic correspondence, equivalence, or identity among constituents of an entity or between different entities. 3. Beauty as a result of balance or harmonious arrangement.  
n. 1. a. The art and technique of printing with movable type. b. The composition of printed material from movable type. 2. The arrangement and appearance of printed matter.

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