I love listening to stories, and I am interested in analyzing the way people tell them. I asked some of my classmates to tell me stories about their childhoods. Faint memories came back as rich stories. I used a video camera to record the stories as people told them. I transcribed this spoken language into text. Then I created various systems to analyze the elements of storytelling. Finally, I designed posters to represent my analysis. I named my project “Seeing Um Telling” to represent my effort to translate talking into typography.