AIME Tiles

Reading is first a manual activity. The work of the hand is ever-present in the work of the head: holding, turning, pointing, scrolling, clicking and note taking engross us in the printed word.

At a recent workshop in Copenhagen with Bruno Latour and Sciences Po, aspects of the AIME modes of existence project were presented and discussed. We began to think — how does a system of ideas get translated into physico-conceptual tools? The history of manual and mnemonic instruments for reading (reading rulers, loops, ‘rosetta stones’ and other rubrics) and the material culture of scholarship (flash cards, misbaha, rosary beads) seems particularly relevant for a system of scholarship such as AIME.

AIME Tiles are a tools for study, playing pieces for theoretical reading and thinking.

Merja Hannele Ulvinen
Catherine Descure
Jamie Allen

The AIME Project
Latour in CPH