Public Talks

Type, Money, and Power: The First 5000 Years,” Letterform Archive Lecture Series, Letterform Archive, San Francisco, California, March 15, 2022. Co-presented by Book Arts & Special Collections, San Francisco Public Library.

Movable Type, Multiple Scripts, and Changing Alphabets in the late Ottoman Empire (and after),” Type@Cooper's Herb Lubalin Lecture Series, Cooper Union, New York, New York, March 4, 2019.

Type: More Democratized Than Ever,” Panel moderation with Dan Rhatigan of Adobe, Irin Kim of Google Fonts, and Charles Nix of Monotype; SVA Theater, New York, New York, March 1, 2019.

Movable Type, Multiple Scripts, Changing Alphabets: Design, technology, and literacy in the late Ottoman Empire,” presentation for “Script, print, and letterforms in global contexts: the visual and the material,” a conference organized by the Centre for Printing History and Culture, Birmingham, England, June 29, 2018.

Is Design Art? Is Art Design?” Panel moderator and curator, with Rosmarie Tissi, Samantha Bittman, and Jiminie Ha; Pratt Manhattan, New York, New York, April 10, 2018.

Is Architecture Graphic Design? Is Graphic Design Architecture?” Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, New York, New York, January 28, 2018.

Future Perfect: What’s next in book design,” Panelist, with Barbara Glauber, Brian LaRossa, and Joan Wong; Design Observer and AIGA Design Archives, New York, New York, September 14, 2017.

Teaching type: a panel discussion on typography education,” Panelist with John Gambell, Amy Papelias, and Thomas Jockin, moderated by Liz DeLuna and Doug Clouse; Type Directors Club and Design Incubation, New York, New York, April 1, 2017.

Is Graphic Design a Minor Art?” CalArts Graphic Design, Valencia, California, February 2, 2017.

Dear Design Educator: I have some questions.,” Frontier: The AIGA Design Educators Conference, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. Invited to speak as “instigator,” keynote auditorium talk, October 8, 2016.

Type Goes Online at Last! Oh wait, maybe not.” Typographics 2016, New York, June 17, 2016.

Moderator, “Design as Discipline: From the Drafting Table to the Academy,” With Sheila de Bretteville, Lorraine Wild, Margaret Morton, and JP Williams, Museum of the City of New York, June 15, 2015.

“Design and the Future of Ideas,” +1T Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, June 11, 2015.

Design and the Typographic Experience,” SND Conference, Washington D.C., presented with Sue Apfelbaum, April 12, 2015.

What is Graphic Design Anyway?” GD RISD and the Design Office, Providence, Rhode Island, December 9, 2014.

Out of Place, Out of Time,” Colloque Internationale, Le Beau, L’Utile, Le Necessaire, Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium, October 13, 2012.