Calendar of Events

Humanities for Everyone

Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

**CANCELLED** Endangered Alphabets, Cultural Erosion, and the Future of the Written Word

July 9
1:00 pm


Harborview Independent Living
Image of ancient writing on parchment
Please note: this event has been cancelled due to concerns around the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

What does the age of digital convergence, Facebook, and globalization mean for the future of the written word? Writer/carver/painter Tim Brookes offers remarkable and thought-provoking perspective on this question by looking at a range of forms of writing from all over the world that are in danger of extinction. He displays a carving of a piece of text in each script, leading a discussion on how technology will help—and always has helped—define the nature of communication, and shows how the story of a culture can be seen in its writing, even if that writing is (as in these examples) beautiful, utterly unfamiliar, and disappearing. For information, visit the Endangered Alphabet Project.

Details

Event Category:
Event Tags:

Organizer

Pillsbury Senior Communities
Phone:
(802) 861-3750

Venue

Harborview Independent Living
16 Harbor View Rd
South Burlington, VT 05403 United States
+ Google Map
Website:
https://pillsburyvt.com/