Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists


Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists

Asemic writing for mail-artists

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The Push and Pull of Graffiti

Started by Sharon Silverman Apr 3. 0 Replies

I am always fascinated by the art that develops when the Graffiti Artist tags a blank space and the person who hates Graffiti covers it up ...Tag - Cover-up , Tag - Cover-up etc...Continue

Programs converting Asemic Characters to Truetype fonts

Started by Franis. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Mar 28. 2 Replies

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

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

Started by De Villo Sloan. Last reply by Carolyn Cline Feb 10. 162 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

Definition of Asemic Writing - Adapted from Wikipedia

Started by De Villo Sloan. Last reply by Terry Owenby Sep 11, 2017. 11 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


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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1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on May 30, 2011 at 2:42pm

and kat, if early scripts are asemic to you, does it matter then if they are encoded as opposed to hand-written? or does that lose its asemicity (to you) once digitized? and if you say it needs to be hand written, what about hand written, then photographed.


i'm just interested in boundaries.


borders of where ocean meets land.


i like to see how deep one can go, and still crawl back to safe haven when the day is done. it makes me happy. ;-D

1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on May 30, 2011 at 2:38pm

nobody said anything about it being meaningless. the closest anyone said to that was when i said void of absolute meaning, which goes with the concept of interpretability<sp?> in asemics. as far as i know we are all in agreement that there is meaning. what i was saying is, meaning is absolutely dependent on context. what i am saying i there is as much meaning to be found in say a chunk of rock, or a blue sky, or a starry night, or a sequence of characters streming across a monitor. there is always information to be extracted, but what you get after extracting is all dependent on context.


but, as bruno likes so much to point out, i am apparently out of context, so perhaps i am meaningless here. ;-D

Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 30, 2011 at 12:29am
there's a discussion?
1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on May 30, 2011 at 12:12am

@DVS: i uploaded some basketball poetry i figured you would like to see.

i'd call it asemic, but... ;-D

1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on May 30, 2011 at 12:08am

i don't do art to stay in context.

art is my way out of the system.

if i wanted to be inside the system, i'd work in assembly line.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 29, 2011 at 8:49pm
SH, geez man, please keep posting. I'm going to dig up some more things about aemic writing that should help too.And SH has a really good point - people are doing interesting things with poetry and randomness generating software.
1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on May 29, 2011 at 4:58pm
but if nobody wants my writing HERE, i'll be happy to take it somewhere else! ;-D
1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on May 29, 2011 at 4:05pm

anything containing information can ultimately be compressed down into binary form. binary is just a number system. all things in existence can be expressed mathematically in some way, even your state of consciousness can be broken down as a code and reassembled from that code, given the proper tools. i'm not meaning to diminish your art in any way, i'm merely attempting to loosen its boundaries. i feel such a definition is too constrictive to capture the essence of what i see as asemic WRITING. ;-D

Comment by cheryl penn on May 29, 2011 at 3:06pm
OK - this is me sticking my neck out on Sunday!  Guys, I'm with Bruno here.  If you look at the group title - Asemic WRITING for mail artists.  Asemic writing to me falls in the shadow writing systems. I have used that terminology MANY times before.  I think of it therefore as a writing system that falls at the edges of the consciousness.  It is a personal writing system that is not decipherable, but to me is NOT meaningless.  I DONT do meaningless things.  Whats the point? For example: when I tackle asemic writing, I am ALWAYS thinking and writing what I am thinking - but NOT in English/standard writing systems. I write maybe all over, or maybe left or right or right to left, but it does not follow prescriptive, standardized writing formulae.  It may be illegible, may be calligraphic, may bear the influences of something I have just seen etc.  I dont think of computer text as asemic.  Those look like/are binary systems - something else completely. I'm NOT saying these things are not of value/important textual alterations/variations - WHATEVER - but asemics? No, I dont think so. Bruno - Michaux's asemics - FAB - a GOOD example.
1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on May 29, 2011 at 12:23pm

it was from the link you gave earlier, no?


and i already took my daily vitamin. ;-D

but thanks!


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