Second Session of TypeTech MeetUp

TypeTech MeetUp—Second Session

Multiscript and Web Typography Conference

Author: Laura Nadvornik

The TypeTech MeetUp—Second Session with the theme Multiscript and Web typography will take place on February 26th, 2021, starting at 4:30 p.m. CET for about 2.5 hours followed by a relaxing online Chill & Chat. The TypeTech MeetUp is a forum to jointly develop, discuss, and document the current state of font technology as well as create a platform for the exchange of best practices, to advance the state of the art and to promote the integration of font technologies into the future of digital communication.

You can hear web designer/developer Hui Jing Chen and multiscript type designer Titus Nemeth as main speakers, who will each present a 30-minute talk, followed by a short interview with front-end developer Sara Soueidan lead by editor Linda Kudrnovská.

The first part is followed by a socializing/networking break with possibilities of private conversations or just hanging out in the virtual room with other participants and speakers.

The second part will be a moderated discussion group with experts Sahar Afshar, Irene Vlachou, Yanone, and Simon Cozens plus speakers for about one hour. Here the online audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and contribute to the conversation.

At the last agenda point designer/developer Yanone will present his open source font installation technology dubbed Type.World.

This event is the second TypeTech MeetUp out of four. The next events are: Tools and (collaborative) Font Design on May 7th, 2021, and Type Design and Society on July 16th, 2021.

TypeTech MeetUp—Second Session

February 26th, 2021, starting at 4:30 p.m. CET for about 2.5 hours

4:15 p.m. Doors Open
4:30 p.m. Welcome: Boris Kochan, Gerry Leonidas, and Veronika Burian
Titus Nemeth: Flexible justification strategies for Arabic and beyond
Interview with Sara Soueidan lead by Linda Kudrnovská
Hui Jing Chen: East Asian typography on the modern web
6 p.m. Socialising Break
6:15 p.m. Moderated Discussion with Hui Jing Chen, Irene Vlachou, Sahar Afshar, Simon Cozens, Titus Nemeth, Yanone
7 p.m. Yanone presenting Type.World
7:15 p.m. Chill & Chat

Speakers: Hui Jing Chen, Titus Nemeth, Sara Soueidan, Linda Kudrnovská, Sahar Afshar, Irene Vlachou, Yanone, and Simon Cozens
Organizer: GRANSHAN together with Google, Glyphs, Kochan & Partner, and TypeTogether
Price: the event is free to attend but you can make a donation
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Second Session of TypeTech MeetUp

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