Simon Griffee

Robotics Law and Ethics Poster

30 January 2016 · 1 minute read

The initial brief: Make a poster to advertise a robotics, law and ethics conference with lots of text. And don’t use any images.

So I used a text editor running in a terminal whose output was piped through the wonderful Cathode app.

Good old GNU Nano running in a terminal, running in the Cathode terminal emulator.

A large terminal image stuck to a wall would be unusual and stop the viewer — the primary purpose of a poster — I feel. The secondary purpose is to provide information and tell what we want the viewer to do. In this case, attend a conference.



Another outtake of good old GNU Nano running in a terminal, running in the Cathode terminal emulator.

Another outtake of the idea.

The brief has since been changed and the text rewritten, so this wasn’t used.

In good design, as in good photography, one most often says ‘no’, and throws away. I quite like it, anyway.

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