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

Welcome to the Digital Reading Symposium at RIT

The art and science of reading on screens: a follow up to RIT's 2010 Symposium – "The Future of Reading." The future is already here, and it is time to take a closer look at it. Hosted by RIT's School of Print Media, Cary Professorship, Cary Graphic Arts Collection, and Vignelli Center for Design Studies.

Dates and Fees

Friday April 27, 2012 9:00 am to 8:30 pm (including evening reception)
Saturday April 28, 2012 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

$75 (includes breakfasts, lunch, and catered reception)
Check-in (beginning at 9 am, April 27) in Carlson Image Science Center Lobby.



Kris Holmes

Kris Holmes designed the pioneering Lucida font family for digital screen displays and operating systems, including Apple OS X and Plan 9 from Bell Labs. Her popular digital script typefaces include Isadora, Apple Chancery, and Lucida Handwriting. She has also designed fonts for mathematical compositions and for non-Latin writing systems, including Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Arabic, Thai, and Devanagari.

Gordon Legge

Gordon Legge is Distinguished McKnight University Professor of psychology and neuroscience and Chair of the Psychology Department at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of Psychophysics of Reading in Normal and Low Vision. His research concerns visual perception with primary emphasis on low vision, including the roles of vision in reading and mobility, and the impact of impaired vision on cortical organization.

Steve Matteson

Steve Matteson is Creative Type Director for Monotype Imaging. His typeface designs can be seen in a wide variety of digital user interfaces, including on the Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, and Google's Android mobile products. A graduate of RIT's School of Print Media, Steve has an extensive background in typography, design, and printing. His work includes designs for non-Latin alphabets including Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew and Thai.

Mario Garcia

Mario Garcia has devoted more than 40 years to redesigning publications for over 900 news organizations, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), New Straits Times (Malaysia), and The Philadelphia Inquirer. He founded the Graphics & Design program at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, of which is still a faculty affiliate, and where he continues to be involved with EyeTrack research.