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The dictionary

UniversityUniversity of Arts London
Lead Designersxiaoying liang
Prize(s)Bronze in Multimedia / Animation
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Entry Description

My work is a set of moving images on one word from each alphabet, This is an ongoing project which I had make A,B,C and P by now and aiming at finish 26 of them. The project is to explore the idea of prescriptivism and descriptivism in linguistic theory in a position as a graphic designer. Each of the moving images is an experiment at destabilizing, stretching and interrogating the boundary of day to day objects Oxford English dictionary definitions had created, in order to engage with ambiguity and complexity in words that are relatively ‘static’ and ‘clear’.