Face/Interface 2023
Global Type Design and Human-Computer Interaction
December 1-2, 2023
Stanford + Livestream
Livestream register here/In-Person SOLD OUT
Stanford Shuttle info here/Parking Info here


DAY ONE

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2023


8:15-9:00: REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:00-9:45: WELCOME

Thomas S. Mullaney, Welcome to Face/Interface 2023

Chuck Bigelow, The Past Isn’t Even Past

9:45-11:15

Thomas Huot-Marchand, The Missing Scripts at ANRT: Type Design Research for Unencoded Scripts

Nadine Chahine, A Return to the Early Kufi

Ariq Syauqi, Challenges and Opportunities of Adapting Minority Scripts into Digital Platform


11:15-11:30: COFFEE BREAK


11:30-1:30

Neil Patel, A Process Engineering Approach to Non-Latin Text Interchange

Manish Goregaokar & Ben Joeng (Yang), Encode to Joy: How Ink, Stone, and Clay become Digital Information in the 21st Century

Johannes Bergerhausen, Unicode + Missing Scripts = The World’s Writing Systems

Anshuman Pandey, The Seven Steps of Character Encoding

1:30-2:30: LUNCH PROVIDED FOR SPEAKERS & CHAIRS ONLY

2:30-4:00

Morgane Pierson, Between Typography, Archaeology and Digital Humanities: The PIM Project

Niteesh Yadav, Spatial Typography: The World Beyond…

Arshia Sobhan Sarbandi 🎥, Navigating the Latent: Re-Imagining the Digitization of Calligraphic Perso-Arabic Script with Generative AI

4:00-6:00

Hrant Papazian, Planting Seeds of Diversity

Yara Khoury, An Arabic Type Research Center in the Making: A Pragmatic Approach

Peter Bilak, Giving Voice to People

Zhao Liu & Kushim Jiang 🎥, An Introduction to Oracle-Bone Script Design and Encoding: Stories from the Creation of Oracle-Bone Picture Books

6:00-6:30 DAY ONE CLOSING DISCUSSION

DINNER PROVIDED FOR SPEAKERS & CHAIRS ONLY



DAY TWO

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2023

8:15-9:00: REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:00-11:00

Sina Fakour, Reviving Linear Elamite (2300-1880 BCE): The Oldest Known Phonetic Writing System

Kaveh Ashourinia, Proto-Elamite: A Typographical Revival of an Ancient Script

Fernando de Moraes Caro, Dives Akuru: The Search for a Suitable Typographic Representation of an Extinct Script

Alexandre Bassi & Gabrielle Vail 🎥, Designing a Mayan Hieroglyphs Typeface


11:00-11:15: COFFEE BREAK


11:15-1:15

Andrew Amstutz, Typing Urdu: Debates over Type Design & Muslim Politics in Modern South Asia

Sorin Pintilie, Critical Perspectives on the Consequences of Design Decisions Embedded in Digital Type Systems

Kourosh Beigpour, Farsi Type in Los Angeles

Shani Avni & Liron Lavi Turkenich, Defect Turned Default: Navigating Technology’s Impact on Hebrew Type Design


1:15-2:15: LUNCH PROVIDED FOR SPEAKERS & CHAIRS ONLY


2:15-4:15

Andrew Glass, Universality: Theoretical and Practical Underpinnings to the Pursuit of Unicode

Thomas Phinney, What if African Designers Created African Latin Fonts?

Khawar Latif Khan, Matnsāz and Maḵẖzan: Changing Urdu Typing in the Digital World

Ferdinand Ulrich, New Environments of Discourse in Early Digital Type Design Technologies

4:15-4:30: BREAK

4:30-6:00 KEYNOTE & CLOSING DISCUSSION

Chuck Bigelow, Prediction Is Difficult, Especially About the Future



ORGANIZERS

Faculty Organizers

Thomas S. Mullaney, History
Kathryn Starkey, DLCL
Elaine Treharne, English

Student Coordinator

Yeseul Byeon, History

ADMINISTRATION

Colin Hamill, History

VIDEOGRAPHY & LIVESTREAM

Romi Chiorean

SPONSORS

To learn more about sponsoring the in-person event, livestream, and/or post-event replay, contact tsmullaney@stanford.edu

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Organized by SILICON in collaboration with Atelier national de recherche typographique/ENSAD Nancy

Part of Stanford Global Studies’ Global Research Workshop Program

With generous support of the Stanford Office of the President • Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences • Stanford Libraries • Stanford Humanities Center • History • Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages • English • Computer Science • Silicon Valley Archives • CESTA CIDR • DHAsia • Stanford Global Studies • Center for East Asian Studies • Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center • East Asian Languages and Cultures • History and Philosophy of Science • Taube Center for Jewish Studies • Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies