DNA 1: The New Alphabet - Softcover



  • Operating in the space between a regulatory cosmos and the chaos of life, spoken language and its written notation unfold in different directions. 
  • Proceeding from the digital as a seemingly universal notational substrate, the first volume of Das Neue Alphabet (The New Alphabet) series tracks the interplay between these two tendencies by looking at a series of examples: the relationship between binary code and Leibniz’s philosophy of Monadology, the technological and cosmological aspects of non­ Western writing systems, which are antithetical to a monolithic understanding of language, and the power of the Alphabet Song to teach children the alphabet, its ordering principle cloaked in poetic form. 
  • The texts are accompa­nied by images created by artist Wolfgang Tillmans. 

Pages: 88 

Published: January 2021 

Size (cm): 15 x 23 x 05 

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