Ingeborg Endter 10/31/97
Problem set 7
Why is the typographic grid a useful concept?
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.
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.