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

November 5, 2016
1:00 pm


Rockingham Free Public Library
Image of ancient writing on parchment

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.

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“Tim Brookes: Endangered Alphabets” mini doc, Vimeo:

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Anne Dempsey
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(802) 463-4270

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Rockingham Free Public Library
65 Westminster St
Bellows Falls, 05101
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