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This week, I’ll be looking at the post Hamza Qureshi made on A Text of Random Meanings by architect Rami Hammour from 2015.  What I find to be more interesting about this work isn’t the process used to make the random lines, but rather the implications of using randomness to simulate something that usually is not random — writing.  I can think of two ways to view this seeming juxtaposition:  that by having a random assortment of lines look like text, it highlights that writing is not random and should follow some goal, or that something that seems random, such as the order of letters in a language one can’t read, may in fact possess a deeper meaning and purpose that we’re just not able to understand

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