Scholars' Lab Blog //Prism on Spring Break
Blog //Prism on Spring Break

Last week I was in Little Rock, Arkansas for the Society for American Music conference, but Prism seemed to be following me:


peerless rainbow logo

This logo looks uncannily like one of our sketches for Prism highlighting. So far I can’t find anything on the internet about this logo or what kind of company it might be for. It seems like it must be a paint or lighting company? In any case, I bet our use of this visual treatment of text is probably cooler. There’s something very compelling about refraction as a metaphor for collective interpretation of text. The crowd is a prism that reveals facets of the text, and the text is a prism that reveals facets of the crowd. The rainbow splayed across the text is an apt image for Prism’s aspirations for bringing text to life through accumulated interpretations.

Cite this post: Chris Peck. “Prism on Spring Break”. Published March 18, 2013. Accessed on .