Thomas Knoll writes to ask, “How many students would you need to make it worth your time to develop a course on Beautiful Evidence? In other words, if I found 5, 10, 15, 20, more people, could we take a go at a Disseminary course?”
I don’t have a predetermined answer. If I were to cook up an online discussion group, it would involve a number of books that people might not want to bother tracking down and reading, and I would probably incline toward drawing on Visual Explanations rather than Beautiful Evidence. If the course were a formal academic course, I’d use that and Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics, perhaps Robert Bringhurst’s Elements of Typographic Style (with a connection, then, to this interesting article on liturgical printing), perhaps my book coming out from Fortress, maybe some others I’m not recollecting (help, Laura?). If people were wanted to talk through these books, I’m sure I’d be delighted to discuss them on a Disseminary sub-site. Leave a comment if you’re interested, OK? (And yes, I know the comment function is clunky. I’m sorry.)
And now I have a USB cable for my Motorola V265 phone, and can peer into its file system, but I can’t find the photo files in the directory structure.