Story of Your Life, by Ted Chiang. A short story about alien language told only using the alphabet. The movie based on this story, “Arrival”, was the visual version of a foreign alphabet “Armied up” so it has more tension. Christopher Wolfram shows how he created the language for the movie with links to his code (it’s long and probably boring if you don’t think in Mathematica). A much shorter, more philosophical question about the meaning of language uses “Arrival” as its base.
Two listening pieces, one based on “Deafspace” architecture, the other on wayfinding (which we really haven’t discussed in class yet)