Hyperspatial mind on Terrestrial body
Research and production of digital culture.
Doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego
I am currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego. The title of my dissertation is “The Type of Calligraphy: Writing, Print, and the...
Mirjam van Tilburg
'To be an artist is my greatest teacher'
filmmaker, copywriter, information architect
I first figured out what Mediamatic was talking about when I began translating their magazine as a student, back in 1989. I was studying animation filmmaking. Largely through my involvement with...
last seen on that warm space between body and mind
a Brazilian designer in Amsterdam
Writing From The Margins
Technological Narratives of Arabic Typography
Narratives of Arabic typography shift between technological exclusion, historical resistance, and cultural rediscovery. From negotiations surrounding the display of Arabic script by Internet browsers
The Enchanted Canary*
Contemporary Arabic Children's Books
'If I do not mistake, you come from far. May I ask where you are going?' 'I will tell you,' answered Désiré, 'though most likely you will laugh at me. I dreamed that in the land of the sun there was...
Founder, TOW. Melbourne, Australia.
Christine Eid is a researcher, artist and writer based in Melbourne, Australia. She established her practice TOW in 2001 to undertake projects centred on the Lebanese migration to Australia. Her...
Marina was an intern @ Mediamatic Lab!
In defence of a remarkable exhibition
The Spirit & Life exhibition
It was rather surprising to find the Spirit & Life exhibition in London dismissed on the Khatt site as just "another Arabic cliché exhibition". In the first place it is not, and nowhere claims to be
مهما كان الثمن
Lana Daher was born in 1983 in Minneapolis, U.S.A. She now lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon. In June 2006, she obtained a BFA in Graphic Design from the American University of Beirut. Since then
animation film Edo Smitshuijzen
Persepolis, story of an Iranian childhood
An animated biography of an Iranian woman
Sometimes the story about important developments in the Arab world are best told by reports about personal experiences. And sometimes the narrative can be more poignant when represented in a simple...
Khatt Kufi Kaffiya, the printable symposium…
Lectures are described in detail with timings and links to the speakers' biographies.
The symposium program has been evolving and includes topics of every aspect of contemporary Arabic visual culture and identity, going beyond the stereotypes of what is associated with Arabic culture...
Calligrapher, Type Designer, Graphic Designer
Passion to calligraphy
Khatt Kufi Kaffiya | Symposium on Arabic Visual Culture
We'll have the whole day to ourselves in the theatre of the brand new public library of Amsterdam (OBA) Admission and registration is from 9 on and the programme starts at 10:00 sharp. We'll have...
Another Arabic Cliche Exhibition14Jul 200731Aug 2007
Location: Ismaili Centre, London. Until 31 August 2007. The Khatt Foundation is not alone in its strife to present a better image of Arab culture to western audiences. Many organizations see the need...
Hema threatens with legal action
because of the El Hema exhibition
EXTRA: Mediamatic will meet with the Hema B.V.'s Director of Marketing on Friday the 27th of July. In a letter postdated the 23rd of July 2007, the Hema has changed their tone of voice ('The Hema...
Graphic Designer, professor (History & Semiotics of Typography & Type Design) at the École supérieure Estienne (Paris) and at the École supérieure d'art et de design (Amiens).
fall in love with arabic type, trying to save him; as a mission!
A graphic designer based in Granada, Spain. Loving arabic typography!