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Digitally envisioning the work of an automatic loom.Photo: Jer Thorpe

Graphic Scene
This Friday, the School of Visual Arts’ M.F.A. program in interaction design will host a conversation about how graphics aid, abet, and shape our understanding of data information between Mike Migurski, partner and director of technology for Stamen Design in San Francisco, and Sarah Williams, the director of Columbia University’s Spatial Information Design Lab. The event is part of SVA’s “On the Verge” series of moderated conversations, which will continue throughout the spring (136 W. 21st St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 6 p.m.;

The Museum of Modern Art digs into print material this week with two events for lovers of letters. First, MoMA stores are currently offering 50 percent discounts on more than 1,300 book titles, including Type Directors Club’s Typography 29 and Architectures of Herzog & de Meuron: Portraits, by Thomas Ruff, through January 24 (after the 24th, the discount will increase to 75 percent until February 13). Then next Monday, the museum launches Print Studio, with lectures and workshops on the creation, care, and evolution of art in print (11 W. 53rd St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-708-9700;

T Is for Talk
Anthony Huberman, longtime curator and the director of Hunter College’s Artist’s Institute, will lecture on the letter T at the New Museum this Thursday. “There are two thoughts I would like to test with you, and I will try to relate them to the work of three artists. They are: Tuned, Touched, Thys, Taylor, and Trockel,” he said of his topic. “And I would like to thank the letter T.” On Saturday, curator Dieter Roelstraete—who claims to be known sometimes as “Tuesday”—will deliver a response (235 Bowery, at Prince St.; Th talk at 7 p.m., Sa response at 3 p.m.; $8, free to New Museum members;

Water Works
Terreform One will present the winner of this year’s One Prize tonight at the Center for Architecture, beginning a monthlong exhibition of the winning proposal for their annual contest to promote green design in urban centers. This year’s theme: Water as the sixth borough. The winner, Parallel Networks of Canada, uses a network of floating pods to perform a variety of functions, from energy production to recreation (536 La Guardia Pl., nr. W. 3rd St.; ceremony and exhibition 6–8 p.m.;; through 2/11).

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