On December 30th, 2009, A Gallery of Asemic Writing posted 12 images of my arti for viewing, at:http://thenewpostliterate.blogspot.com/

Asemic writing is a wordless open semantic form of writing. The word asemic means "having no specific semantic content".[1] With the nonspecificity of asemic writing there comes a vacuum of meaning which is left for the reader to fill in and interpret. All of this is similar to the way one would deduce meaning from an abstract work of art. The open nature of asemic works allows for meaning to occur trans-linguistically; an asemic text may be "read" in a similar fashion regardless of the reader's natural language. Multiple meanings for the same symbolism are another possibility for an asemic work.

Some asemic writing includes pictograms or ideograms, the meanings of which are sometimes, but not always, suggested by their shapes. Asemic writing, at times, exists as a conception or shadow of conventional writing practices. Reflecting writing, but not completely existing as a traditional writing system, asemic writing seeks to make the reader hover in a state between reading and looking.

Asemic writing has no verbal sense, though it may have clear textual sense. Through its formatting and structure, asemic writing may suggest a type of document and, thereby, suggest a meaning. The form of art is still writing, often calligraphic in form, and either depends on a reader's sense and knowledge of writing systems for it to make sense, or can be understood through aesthetic intuition.

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Comment by Marie Kazalia on January 18, 2010 at 7:19pm
thanks Kevin--asemic writing is fascinating...
Comment by Kevin Jackson on January 18, 2010 at 6:53pm
Very very interesting! 'What is writing, what is meaning, how to make sense, WHAT is reading????'.
Thanks for introducing me to the newpostliterate blogspot. Liked what I saw and loved your pieces.

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