Ingeborg Endter     10/31/97   Problem set 7


Problem 1.

Why is the typographic grid a useful concept?


Problem 2.

Color mapping of consonantal (and vowel) sound occurrences. The sounds are mapped across the color spectrum with the harshest sounds at the red end (nasals), then proceeding full-circle through the spectrum to the quietest sounds at the violet end (liquids). The sequence is: nasals - red, stops - orange, affricates - yellow, fricatives - green, glides - blue, vowels - indigo, liquids - violet, and unregistered sounds - black.


Problem 3.

A monochromatic solution to coding sounds, using blur and noise factors and my vector-encoded alphabet. Noise is represented by a combination of bolding and movement from the baseline. Blur is represented by values of grey. The noisiest sounds (nasals) have the greatest amount of movement and bolding. Stops, affricates, and fricatives have increasingly smaller amounts of movement and bolding. The last three categories, glides, vowels, and liquids are rendered in a narrow stroke and increasingly lighter shades of grey, and no movement. Unregistered sounds or characters are white, so they don't appear at all.