In Greek, this means to write, to draw, but also to propose a law.
CONCEPTUAL TERM: Technê
can be contrasted with another term, epistêmê.
understood to be practical knowledge, i.e., art, craftsmanship, and general knowhow. Epistêmê is theoretical knowledge, i.e. philosophy.
TERM: Combinatory Signification
happens when you have a series of signifiers connecting in an ordered set and in a way that establishes narrative cause and effect. This makes possible the representation of events in the absence of the person describing them. It also makes possible the narrative representation of the future.
TECHNICAL TERM: Substrate
any material that letters are marked onto - this could be clay, wax, stone, papyrus, paper, or, weirdly enough, an LED screen.
TECHNICAL TERM: Alphabet
a set of glyphs that have a stable representative relationship to the phonemes in a spoken language. These glyphs can be combined to represent the spoken sound of a word.
TECHNICAL TERM: Uncials
These rounded, freely drawn majuscule letters are more suited to rapid writing than square or rustic capitals. They were developed in Greece in the 3rd century CE, and imported into Western Europe through Roman influence. Initially were used for less formal writing, but by the 680 CE they were being inked into valuable illuminated manuscripts in Irish scriptoria.