Christoph Draxler ist wissenschaftlicher Angestellter am Institut für Phonetik und Sprachverarbeitung der LMU München. Von der Ausbildung her Romanist und Informatiker interessiert er sich für die Vielfalt menschlicher Sprache und ihre digitale Aufbereitung für Wissenschaft und Technologieentwicklung. Er entwickelt Software für Sprachaufnahmen sowie für Online-Perzeptionsexperimente.
Zu seinen aktuellen Forschungsinteressen gehört die Verortung von Sprache im geographischen Raum – wo spricht man wie? Dazu verwendet er die von Christoph Purschke initiierte Lingscape-App, die im tgm-Projekt nun für die typografischen Fundstücke im Alltag genutzt wird.

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Christoph Draxler is a scientific associate at the Institute for phonetics and speech processing at the LMU Munich. He is as a romance scholar and computer scientist and is interested in the diversity of the human language and its digital processing for scientific and technical evolution. He develops software for voice recording as well as for online perception experiments.
His current research interests include the localization of language in the geographic space – where do people talk in what way? He applies the Lingscape-app, initiated by Christoph Purschke for his purposes, that is currently being used in the tgm-project for typographical finds in every-day-life.

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The first Lingscape-TypeWalk
A typo-photo-graphic stroll through the city

Munich has a colourful typographic face. Created by big-headed celebrities or petty scrawlers, our city shows a multitude of diverse characters. For years, Oliver Linke has been guiding TypeWalks and TypeRides to open the (typographic) eyes to dozens of participants. But for this year’s Munich Creative Business Week his friend, Christoph Draxler came up with something new: To document the typographic landscape of Munich, the participants of the TypeWalk used Lingscape, a mobile app, to collect letters – may they be huge or tiny, aged or brand new, printed, chiseled, painted, embossed or sprayed.
See the first results in this presentation and participate yourself through the free app «Lingscape» (lingscape.uni.lu). Log into the tgm project with the password tgmLingscape and you'll have access to interactive maps, that allow for your own virtual or real strolls through the city.