Asemic Calendar Notes

While doing some background research on asemic writing & art, I found a glitch text generator and other related glitch information. ( unfortunately I found some of this after my son went back to London after his holiday visit, so I am trying figure out what some of the other applications are supposed to do). Played a bit with the generator and incorporated in this series of asemic compositions. The attempt is very prominent in first image.

 

 

Asemic writing falls between visual art and contextual text. We can look at asemic writing as an art form that uses the codes and conventions of calligraphy/typography. In this case, both meaning and emotional impact is derived from the form, colours, and textures(art medium used), rather than information communicated through the text. Because the text does not act as a direct medium of conveying a message, it is asemic, without meaning.

 

Contextual text refers to disrupting the linkage between words, phrases and graphics/symbols. By mixing random letters, words, phrases, and graphics meaning breaks down. Multiple fonts, writing modes, languages, and systems of symbols may be combined. Modifying space and direction will further disrupt conventional interpretation. Layering of text and mixing textures and colours will increase the disruption. In this way, the audience is forced to rely on personal context and associations to build an emotional & intellectual response out of an asemic assemblage .

 

Some Useful Resources

 

While stumbling about the internet, I also found some other poetry and word-play text-generators at Language is a Virus.  I also found a page from Revolvy that brings together many related topics concerning Asemic writing

 

 

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Red Letters: Sorting Out Memories

 

I’m going to sit right down and write myself a letter –

and make believe it came from You,…………

Aides and volunteers on Donald Trump’s presidential transition were instructed Thursday to save any records related to “several pending investigations into potential attempts by Russia interests to influence the 2016 election,” according to a memo obtained by POLITICO.

 

I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter

(music by Fred E. Ahlert and lyrics by Joe Young)

Vocals – Boswell Sisters

60302-A, Decca 671B 1/6/1936 archive.org

 

 

“emails, voicemails, text messages, instant messages, social media posts, Word or WordPerfect documents, spreadsheets, databases, telephone logs, audio recordings, videos, photographs or images, information contained on desktops, laptops, tablet computers, smartphones or other portable devices, calendar records and diary data.

“failure to follow these protocols could result in criminal or civil penalties, and could form the basis of legal claims, legal presumptions, or jury instructions relating to spoliation of evidence.” 

I’m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter

And make believe it came from you

I’m gonna write words, oh, so sweet

They’re gonna knock me off my feet

Kisses on the bottom

I’ll be glad I’ve got ’em……………