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#4 Translation and writing: David Bellos of Princeton University at The Future of Text 2013

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Published on Dec 4, 2013

David Bellos is Author of many works including 'Is That a Fish in Your Ear?: Translation and the Meaning of Everything', David presented wider issues of language and writing from a translator's perspective. Translation occurs between languages but also across dialects, between forms and cultures. What can the act of translation teach us about the act of writing and the act of thinking?

The Future of Text 2013 was a unique one day symposium at London College of Communication (LCC) concerned with the future of written communication. Hosted by the advertising programme at LCC speakers included Vint Cerf of Google, Chris Stringer of The Natural History Museum, Jonathan Taylor of The British Museum, John Baines of Oxford University, David Bellos of Princeton University and Tom Standage of The Economist.

Speakers presented on topics from the origins of human writing and the creation of the alphabet, to the technological and societal factors that have shaped the written word and the future of communications beyond the digital age.

All of the talks are free to enjoy and share on the LCC YouTube Channel.

www.arts.ac.uk/lcc

www.thefutureoftext.org

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