PyR 2007
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The graphic representation of language in the West


José Antonio Millán
José Antonio Millán
Barcelona ˇ Spain
With the support of:
La Casa Encendida
The graphic representation of language in the West
El relato apasionante de los intentos de transcripción del aliento humano.
September 02, 2007 | 18:00h
at La Casa Encendida
Madrid, Spain
free admission until full capacity is reached


The graphic representation of language in the Western World begins as a continuous stream of characters that try to reproduce the continuity of sound emission. The Signs –-dots and lines-– begin to emerge through the centuries trying to indicate pauses and voice inflections, and therefore, the subtleties of meaning itself. The history of dots and lines in written language (what we still call today “punctuation”) narrates the passionate tale of the attempts to write out the human breath.