Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists


Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists

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Definition of Asemic Writing - Adapted from Wikipedia

Started by De Villo Sloan. Last reply by david-baptiste chirot Feb 18. 12 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

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 Oct 13, 2018. 164 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

Personal shorthand jazz writings with words.

Started by Bill Newbold. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Oct 13, 2018. 2 Replies

Can ideas like this be included in the asemic type of development?Jazzy script in a kind of shorthand notation?Continue

The Push and Pull of Graffiti

Started by Sharon Silverman Apr 3, 2018. 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, 2018. 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

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Asemic Writing by Sharon Silverman

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


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Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 25, 2019 at 7:01pm

Asemic readymade aka Found Asemics from Nancy Bell Scott (Maine, USA).

Comment by Mark Rossmiller on May 24, 2019 at 12:05am


Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 23, 2019 at 11:14pm

Mark, your view of asemics is somewhat notorious among asemic writers and visual poets. You brought our group to a standstill during the A-16 project back in the day. But I've always encouraged you to express your views. That still stands.

My experience shows this is not a great venue for asemic theory but go ahead if that's what people want.

Mark, I think you create great asemic work, which I think is more important than your theories that most agree are somewhat unorthodox,

I hope you keep sharing in the group.

yer ol' bud dvs

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on May 23, 2019 at 9:25pm
Ha ha ha you cracked me up!
Comment by Mark Rossmiller on May 23, 2019 at 9:13pm

But to humor everyone in the asemic network, I'll go along with the less than random information flow.

Comment by Mark Rossmiller on May 23, 2019 at 9:12pm

And on a different note, I'm going to make the assertion that the only pure asemic writing is really made in the form of truly random information; the stuff you see here and on Facebook or asemic websites is not free of "semantic content," as the Wikipedia article on asemic writing would suggest it must be in order to fall under the definition of asemic writing.

This is what real asemic writing would look like:

Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 23, 2019 at 5:00am

And on a different note, the great Richard Canard sent me edible asemics (?) Matzosemics (?). idk but great asemic readymades. thc

Comment by Mark Rossmiller on May 23, 2019 at 3:59am

As for listing Renata as a collaborator, you may want to ask her first; she might not like her name being connected to mine any more. I'm using these inputs because I found them in my basement. I haven't been naming her because as far as I know she wants nothing to do with me any longer.

Comment by Mark Rossmiller on May 23, 2019 at 3:53am

I have experimented with quite a few different inputs to this algorithm, some turn out very nice looking but the majority of them turn out looking pretty bad. They take two to three days to process on my Intel NUC, they run faster on my laptop but for some reason the algorithm has been crashing a lot on the laptop over the past week and I can't figure out the cause, so for now it's only running on the NUC.

Comment by Mark Rossmiller on May 23, 2019 at 3:50am

I'm using some collaborations between myself and Renata that I dug out of the basement at the old house (3814 SW 28th Pl., Des Moines) during the move. The below picture of flowers is a random grab off the internet which gives it the body.

I have around 10-20 pieces by me and Renata that I'll be using as the "style" input to my algorithm for the foreseeable future. I originally made some asemic writing I think with Sharpie on cardstock, then mailed those to Rome, Italy and she gave them fish bodies and embellished them with decorative work. I'm using photos of abstract flowers I find off Google as the "content" input to the algorithm, although I will probably switch to less-recognizable, more abstract content inputs once I run out of flowers I like.


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