CONCEPT & DESIGN
The idea for the cover came to me around the end of the JHI research program. I reflected on what our group created during one of the best months of university life so far tried to integrate our experiences and product into one composition.
This was our first time adding colour to our Draw-and-Write data gathering sessions and the JHiSquares our group collected were complex and multifaceted. As a result, I chose a colour transparent tesseract, or four-dimensional cube to
represent the amount of diversity and depth the iSquare research team has accumulated in the past. This also hints that getting to the bottom of the nature of information can perhaps be beyond our comprehension at the moment. Nonetheless, we continue our research to define it.
The “i” created from binary code at the centre of the front cover composition was typed in OCR Extended and should be recognisable by many machines. It spells out:
May 26 2017
Jackman Humanities Institute
University of Toronto