Archaeology Icon Salon

A collaborative design event producing archaeology-related symbols for the public domain

On May 23, the AAI will host the first-ever Archaeology Icon Salon—a facilitated design session where event participants generate icons and symbols that visually convey concepts frequently needed in archaeology. The event will inform developments to Open Context by using visual design strategies to help make Web-based data publication more accessible. The anticipated result is a set of icons that effectively communicate the content of Open Context, which will be made available publicly so others can adopt the icons to facilitate access to archaeological content online.

Archaeology Icon Salon participants include designers, archaeologists, and anyone interested in the concept. Participants will brainstorm and sketch ideas and concepts during the event, and refine them from their home or design studios while continuing the collaboration process through social media. All designs can be submitted to The Noun Project, an open source resource, which curates submissions based on technical and stylistic guidelines and makes high quality icons available publicly.

The Archaeology Icon Salon will be hosted at Mission Social, a workspace in downtown San Francisco. Participation is free and drinks and appetizers will be provided. Folks farther afield are welcome to take part via Skype (though, sadly, you’ll have to provide your own snacks). We encourage on-site participants to bring art supplies.

Where: Mission Social, 972 Mission Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco
When: Wednesday May 23 @ 7pm
Please RSVP to let us know you plan to attend.

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