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Christopher J. Moore

Assistant Professor Concordia University, Department of Design & Computation Arts | Canada

Christopher Moore is a Canadian designer and educator whose cross-disciplinary practice ranges from commercial publication design to media-based installations. Christopher studied illustration at the Ontario College of Art, and received a MFA in Design from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1999. His creative research currently focuses on appropriated digital content, and the emergence of new genres of folk art facilitated by social media applications. For the past ten years, he has taught at several institutions across Canada, and currently holds the position of Assistant Professor in Design & Computation Arts at Concordia University in Montreal.

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Electronic Paper Display as a Model for Sustainable Print Practice

Session 57 | Room
Wednesday 28 October | 12:05 – 12:15

Duration: 10 minutes

In October 2008, Esquire magazine became the first commercial publisher to utilize electronic paper display technology (EPD) for mass production and distribution of printed ephemera. Initially developed at the MIT Media Lab in 1997, E Ink displays have been integrated into a variety of hardware devices, including the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader. However, the Esquire cover represents a milestone achievement in the evolution of a more sustainable, paperless print solution due to the medium’s flexible nature, low power consumption, and limited circuitry requirements. 100,000 copies were sold on newsstands for the regular cover price of $5.99 USD, proving both the economic viability and flexible application of the technology, which is impervious to ambient lighting conditions and adaptable to multiple modalities. This presentation will outline the key features and benefits of E Ink, as well as the critical challenges impeding widespread adoption of EPD.

Curriculum Design and Pedagogy for Dynamic Typography

Session 56 | Room Anahuac room 1
Friday 30 October | 11:40 – 12:00

Duration: 20 minutes

Emergent typographic and new media practices necessitate a reimagining of traditional methodologies for design education and pedagogy. By forging unions with the related fields of cognitive psychology, linguistics, and sociology, students become conversant with usability and accessibility considerations, which are critical to professional practice in networked and screen-based production. The curricular shift from specialist courses of study to a more broad-based educational approach not only reflects the pragmatic nature of studio production, but also acknowledges the burgeoning growth of graduate design programs. Master and PhD theses demand an ability to apply and engage with research methodologies, which can be better addressed through adoption of a liberal arts model. The task of devising a comprehensive, non-specialist program without significantly compromising the depth of investigation in any one particular discipline is daunting. As such, the exercise of clarifying the pedagogical parameters for each related course becomes exceedingly crucial. Format: This TypeTech session will adopt a discussion group model. Participants will be encouraged to share specific educational strategies for addressing dynamic, interactive, and screen-based typography at the post-secondary level. My role will consist of introducing the subject area and its inherent challenges, followed by moderation of the ensuing dialogue.

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