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Public Lecture: The American Dollar, Armenian Dram and Euro Signs

November 20, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm +04

Mr. Komendaryan will present the history and the most recent analysis on a few monetary signs in the frame of “something uncommon about common”.  During the lecture he will reveal parallels among those graphical symbols in order to disclose their common background.  In conclusion the lecturer will briefly introduce his efforts in symbols standardization and the proposal for unification of the signs position towards numbers.  The presentation is abundant with visual materials, interesting facts, and the lecture is being conducted in an interactive and vivid way.  The variations of this lecture have been conducted in American Corners, CBA, CRRC, ASUE, Dilijan College, and A.Shirakatsy Armenian National Lyceum.

About the lecturer:

Mr. Ken Komendaryan is the author of the Armenian dram sign.  During the last five years he succeeded to promulgate the sign for its extensive implementation.  This year he wrote a monograph titled “The analysis of the Armenian dram sign usage” which is in the Armenian language and not published yet.  Currently, Mr. Komendaryan is interested in promoting the national symbols and development of the tourism industry.  The combination of the both activities resulted in his proposal for the Park of National Values and Heritage, known also as the National Park of Coins.

He is a graduate of Yerevan Polytechnic Institute and holds an MS of Technical Cybernetician and MS of Translator.  In the 1990’s, Mr. Komendaryan moved to the United States, where he received a Certificate of Programmer and worked as a translator.  Notably, when volunteering for the Winter Olympics 2002 which were held in the U.S., he was mentioned in the list of contributors on the Wall of Honor of the Games.



November 20, 2013
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm +04
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Alex and Marie Manoogian Hall, PAB
40 Marshal Baghramyan Ave
Yerevan, Armenia
+374 60 69-40-40