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School of Print Media, RIT College of Imaging Arts & Sciences
Reading Digital Symposium
April 27-28, 2012

Program

Friday, April 27
9:00 − 10:00Continental breakfast / Check-in
10:00 − 10:15Welcome (RIT Provost Jeremy Haefner)
10:15 −10:45Charles Bigelow "Introduction"
10:45 − 11:15Gordon Legge "Reading Digital With Low Vision"
11:15 − 11:45Kevin Larson [TBA]
11:45 − 12:15Steve Matteson "Type, Tech, and Tools to Change the Way We Read"
12:15 − 1:30Lunch @ RIT SAU (Student Alumni Union)
1:30 − 2:15Tom Rickner "Hints about Hinting - the Achille's Heel of Type on Screen"
2:15 − 2:45Gary Munch "Oh, gee! Curves, entasis, and seeing triple."
2:45 − 3:15Mark Changizi "Nature-Harnessing in Writing...and also Speech and Music"
3:15 − 3:45Denis Pelli [TBA]
3:45 − 4:15Timothy Engström "Sight Regained: Bringing Vision to Mind"
4:15 − 4:40Afternoon Break
4:45 − 5:20Panel Discussion + Q&A "Reading: Art to Science"
5:30 − 6:15Frederic W. Goudy Lecture & Award - Kris Holmes "Moving Right Along"
6:30 − 8:30Reception at Cary Collection, 2nd floor Wallace Center Library

 

Saturday, April 28
8:00 −9:00Continental breakfast
9:00 −9:10Announcements/Introduction
9:10 − 9:45Mario Garcia "Storytelling in the Age of the Tablet"
9:45 − 10:15Christine Heusner "Teaching Tablet Publishing: the leading edge",Zack Smith "Learning Tablet Publishing: the bleeding edge"
10:15 − 10:45Andy Charron "Quark XPress and Publishing Apps"
10:45 − 11:15Refreshment break
11:15 − 11:45David Brailsford - "Flexibility vs. Quality: the challenges for e-book layouts"
11:45 − 12:15Robert Li Volsi, Richard Zanibbi, Charles Bigelow "Google Books, Readability, and Culturomics"
12:15 − 12:45Panel Discussion + Q&A "Reading: Print to Screen"