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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Schema for a Letter to Mayor and City Council Officials

Inspired by Dan Graham's Schema For A Poem published in 1966 in Art & Language

Posted By , and on Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 11:19 AM

(Courtesy of Thoughtfest)

(number of) addressees
(spacing) of characters
(name of) typeface
(size of) typeface
(number of) lines
(number of) pages
(number of) adjectives
(number of) verbs
(number of) nouns
(percentage of) area not occupied by type
(percentage of) area occupied by type
(size of) paper
(type of) paper stock
(number of) adverbs
(number of) polite requests
(number of) examples showing the institute's community value
(number of) civil and eloquent indictments of addressee's professional character
(number of) questions
(number of) words italicized
(number of) first-person pronouns
(number of) second-person pronouns
(number of) third-person pronouns
(number of) rhetorical questions
(tone of) letter
(number of) urgent pleas
(type of) mail delivery
(number of) city officials to receive electronic CC of e-mail or copy of physical letter
(number of) reiterations
(number of) financial figures illustrating the loss the Khyber faces during the estimated time of inactivity
(number of) financial figures illustrating the financial gain Khyber-facilitated artists have received over
previous fiscal year
(weight of) paper stock
(size of) envelope
(number of) supportive arguments

-R. Allen, H. Guinan, T. Parks and Thoughtfest

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