History of the Alphabet (Language of Coins: 3/16)

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by Art of the Problem
published on 03 April 2014

History of the Alphabet. This video introduces the Hieroglyphic, Cuneiform, Hieratic, Demotic & Phoenician writing systems. It presents information as a series of selections from a finite collection of symbols...

References (book):
- The Alphabetic Labyrinth (Drucker)
- Letter Perfect (David Sacks)
- Empire and Communications (Innis)
- The Mathematical Theory of Communication (Shannon)

Image References:
- http://cuneiform.library.cornell.edu/ (Cuneiform Library at Cornell)
- Egyptian photography thanks to Anne Mullier (Louvre, Department of Egyptian Antiquities) http://ritournelleblog.com/

Script Advisors:
Ali McMillan / Cameron Murray

Extra voice footage thanks to:
Feroze Shahpurwal​a



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