Tech, Glitch, Typeface

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Kurt Andersen and MIT Media Lab Scientist and composer Tod Machover untangle the crossed wires of art and digital technology, with stories about legendary dancer Merce Cunningham's embrace of computers to choreograph his new work, a musical art form constructed entirely from electronic glitches, and writers, film editors, and designers who love — and hate — how computers have changed their crafts. And graphic designer Michael Bierut explains what irks him about the typefaces he sees in the movies.