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Definition of Asemic Writing - Adapted from Wikipedia

Started by De Villo Sloan. Last reply by res nullius Apr 22, 2016. 10 Replies

Adapted from Wikipedia Asemic writing is a wordless open semantic form of writing. The word asemic means “having no specific semantic content.” With the nonspecificity of asemic writing there comes a vacuum of meaning which is left for the reader to…Continue

Asemic Writing by Sharon Silverman

Started by Sharon Silverman. Last reply by De Villo Sloan Mar 9, 2016. 2 Replies


The Martha Stuart School of Asemic Wallpaper - Start Your Career Today! - Special Discount for Prisoners

Started by De Villo Sloan. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Jan 20, 2016. 159 Replies

The Martha Stuart School of Asemic WallpaperFounder:Martha StuartAdministration:Katerina Nikoltsou, Dean of AsemicsDiane Keys, Minister of Propaganda, Student AmbassadorSnooker the Amazing Mail-art Dog, Dean of MenDavid Stafford, Dean of WomenDe…Continue

Programs converting Asemic Characters to Truetype fonts

Started by Franis. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Aug 15, 2015. 1 Reply

Wondering if people in this group have any recommendations for (hopefully free!) programs out there that convert our stunning characters into truetype fonts? (I'm using the 2014 Long-Term-Support version of Ubuntu Linux and Win7 operating systems,…Continue

Tags: design, designing, asemic, making, programs

Hello, Franis... font editors, hopefully free

Started by Ficus strangulensis Aug 15, 2015. 0 Replies

Somewhere in my electronic piling system I've got an old version of the abbyy peoples' font creator/editor but I think I purchased it. They're a group of Russian's and their font and OCR products at least sound very good from reviews on the web. I…Continue

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Comment by osvaldo cibils on May 17, 2017 at 10:34am

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Comment by Moan Lisa on May 12, 2017 at 8:46pm

Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 12, 2017 at 8:17pm

I don't know how common it is, short-term or long-term.

That's the thing - a lot of visual poets, including you Moan Lisa, used colored text, letters, numbers.

The research suggests synaesthesia is connected to MEANING. So we might have color-coded language? That's where it gets hard to explain.

But I think you got it.

Comment by Moan Lisa on May 12, 2017 at 8:06pm

Okay so it's a condition that only some people have; I was under the impression that anyone could have it happen to them.

If only there were an easy way to program colored text. Maybr using xml or something I don't know.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 12, 2017 at 7:40pm

Welcome back, Moan Lisa.

I'm not a psychologist and grapheme-color synesthesia is beyond my ability to explain beyond what's on the blog. I know you have some limitations in terms of your ability to concentrate as well.

Grapheme-color synesthesia is a psychological condition that involves seeing words and numbers in color, where most people would see black and white and grey. There are additional associations as well.

My purpose was to point out how the use of color in visual poetry and asemics seems to be similar to  grapheme-color synesthesia. I tried to point the reader toward further academic research.

Here is a link that shows some examples of what someone experiencing grapheme-color synesthesia might see:

Otherwise, I leave explaining to the psychologists among us.

Comment by Moan Lisa on May 12, 2017 at 12:14am

So, it was a difficult read for me but I will try to understand it here, the numbers one sees, they are not explicit in the text but just implied through the color patterns? I mean nobody writes out a number seven, just someone associates with it through the colors?

Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 11, 2017 at 11:29pm

You might be interested in my new AF piece "Asemic Writing and Grapheme-Colour Synaesthesia." (What? You likely ask). Grapheme-Colour Synaesthesia is the documented phenom of seeing ordinary words (b&w) and numbers in color. Ever notice how much asemic writing uses color? I found some interesting things.

Comment by Jason C. Motsch on May 9, 2017 at 6:43am

Comment by Jason C. Motsch on May 9, 2017 at 6:42am


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