[Television interview about typeface design, with Steven Heller, Jonathan Hoefler, Tobias Frere-Jones at YouTube]We're going to begin working with typography, and visualitzation of words and letters...
William's Word Generator:http://alethe.net/words/
"Admittedly, these poems are gibberish. But they're visually interesting, and you're welcome to rearrange the words yourself for more proper poetry."
Another web site we will use is Wordle http://www.wordle.net/ "Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes."
Here's an example of a Wordle:
Lastly, we'll watch some animations using letters and words...
[A short story made by a University student at YouTube]
Watch this Shakespeare Sonnet animation at YouTube;
...and try our own using iMovie.
(Type is Art is an interactive project showing the 21 distinct parts of letterforms.)