8 days after my original call out and we’re up to 652 photos of words. Woo hoo! Thank you to all the lovely Tweeps & emaillers for your more than generous response. So generous, in fact, that I had to stop RT’ing you on Day 3 to avoid becoming spammy.
With four days to go until I pitch at the STV Digital Spark award to make #Lexigraph turn from an amazing idea into an amazing piece of tech I’d like to issue a slight variation on the ‘lend me your words’ challenge. I’d like to get some interesting punctuation and a wider alphabet of single letters. Words and phrases still gratefully received, naturally. Keep tweeting them using the hashtag #lexigraph so that I can harvest them for the ever-expanding database. Continue reading
I said this morning that i’d post an update when we hit 180 photographs of words. Then I went for lunch and came back to a whopping 244 photos- Continue reading
The visual world around us is teeming with words: adverts, street art, signposts, menus, newspapers, pub signs. We skim over them, extracting basic information and forgetting them as quickly as a cliché in conversation. Our attention might be momentarily arrested by an stylised font, quirky placement, bright colour or unusual size of lettering, but we’re busy people with places to go, activities to undertake and texts to read so we leave these words and we forget them. Continue reading
Preparations for my residency in China (as two.5, with the American Photographer Samantha Silver) are starting to come together. We’ve both got our visas now, and my vaccinations are almost probably definitely up to date Continue reading
After reading the first line out loud, my mum falls silent. I dig my nails into the palm of my hands. She holds the piece of paper away at arms length while she reads and narrows her eyes. Her reading glasses are in her bag but she always squints, claiming that they tend to smudge her mascara. Continue reading