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Infographics are graphic visual representations of data and information.

They come in extremely handy when you need to explain complex information, numbers or data rather quickly and effectively. Infographics are used worldwide from magazines to metro stations. A great infographic can render complicated information easily understandable and engrossing. However, infographics can be pretty hard to design since you have to gather together a lot of information and make it look good. In this article you’ll find some tips for designing outstanding infographics as well as some resources and inspiration. Succinctness When creating an infographic your main goal is to answer a specific question or problem. The World’s Most Disastrous Oil Spills is the title for an infographic created by Travel Insurance. Creativity Ingenuity and design is what separates an infographic from the simple charts you see elsewhere. Visualization You don’t want your infographic to be just plain text.

Organization Accuracy. After Post-Colonialism? Mirzoeff-What_is_Visual_Culture.pdf (Objet application/pdf) Bamhurst-et-al-Mapping_Visual_Studies_in_Com-JournalofCom-54.pdf (Objet application/pdf) CINETEXT The Matrix Reloaded. This text has been submitted as an original contribution to cinetext on August 5, 2003.

CINETEXT The Matrix Reloaded

It is also available as PDF-document for high quality printing. In a recent interview[1] Jean Baudrillard states that the Wachowski Brothers had misapplied his theory of simulacra and simulation in The Matrix, as they embody the idea of the virtual as a concrete reality and carry it over to “visible phantasms”. What Baudrillard opposes to in the application of the distinction between real and virtual in the Matrix series is that “the brand-new problem of the simulation is mistaken with the very classic problem of the illusion, already mentioned by Plato”. Homi Bhabha: The Location of Culture (i) [ Other excerpts ] [ Reviews ] From the Introduction to The Location of Culture A boundary is not that at which something stops but, as the Greeks recognized, the boundary is that from which something begins its presencing.

Homi Bhabha: The Location of Culture (i)

David Gauntlett « Westminster Media Comment. David Gauntlett, Professor of Media and Communications, University of Westminster. Jones. Paul Jones (University of New South Wales, Australia) Abstract: This article's prime aim is to provide an exegesis of Raymond Williams's neglected "mature" theorization of means of communication.


Much of this aspect of his cultural materialism is articulated as a critique of Marshall McLuhan. Williams attempts to recover and develop what he saw as the lost early promise of McLuhan's work. The article thus takes the form of an account of the complex relationship between the two authors' projects from their common origins in English literary criticism through to Williams's rejection of McLuhan's proto-postmodern avant-gardism. The normative sociological typologization of means of communication offered by Williams is argued to be directly relevant to contemporary research. Marshall McLuhan Excerpts from Understanding Media, The Extensions of Man, Part I.

Orginally published in 1964; many subsequent printings. Introduction After three thousand years of explosion, by means of fragmentary and mechanical technologies, the Western world is imploding. During the mechanical ages we had extended our bodies in space. Today, after more than a century of electric technology, we have extended our central nervous system itself in a global embrace, abolishing both space and time as far as our planet is concerned. Introduction /4. Dossiers pédagogiques. Visual Studies.

9 février 2009 « Internet et les sciences humaines et sociales » (table ronde organisée par l’INHA et l’équipe HISTARA de l’EPHE) Terra Foundation for American Art Europe Library Catalogue. Enseignement, recherche. Centro de Estudios Visuales de Chile. LECTURAS SOBRE ESTUDIOS VISUALES - Syd Krochmalny. Compartiremos una serie de lecturas para aproximarnos a los llamados “estudios visuales”, área alternativa a la historia del arte y a los estudios culturales, que demanda para sí un objeto de estudio y una metodología de abordaje propios.


Intentaremos, en primer lugar, analizar los factores sociales, culturales, artísticos y académicos-institucionales que posibilitaron su emergencia. Luego, trataremos los enfoques y debates teóricos suscitados en torno a los estudios visuales. Objetivos: 1. Estudios visuales. Encuentro de ESTUDIOS VISUALES. ARCO'06. Mieke Bal.


Home - Journal of Visual Culture. Profoundly strange and record-setting urban wonder. Visual culture - Google Images. Journal of Visual Culture. TRANSFORMATIONS Journal of Media & Culture. Issue No. 16 2008 — Democracy Under Fire: the uses and abuses of democracy in the public sphere Judith Butler, Gender, Radical Democracy: What’s Lacking?

TRANSFORMATIONS Journal of Media & Culture

By Julie MacKenzie While Judith Butler may be recognised foremost as a theorist of gender, what is less often remarked upon is that Butler’s work on gender is firmly located within a “radical democratic” politics, and indeed that it is in the name of a notion of radical democracy that Butler’s work proceeds. This essay, then, critically interrogates the nexus of gender and democratic politics in Butler’s work, with a view to tracing the connection between Butler’s ontological commitments and her brand of radical democracy. This essay is in two parts. Troubling Gender and Ontology Butler’s work on gender forms part of an overarching theoretical project that is concerned to ceaselessly unsettle the ease with which we can distinguish between the real and the discursive.

The term gender plays only a muted role in Bodies That Matter. Debray, What is Mediology? Régis Debray, What is Mediology?

Debray, What is Mediology?

Translation of Régis Debray, "Qu'est-ce que la médiologie? " Le Monde Diplomatique, August 1999, p32. By Martin Irvine, Georgetown University We all know that it's not enough to found a discipline by inventing a term. "Mediology" is a neologism, appearing in 1979 in The Power of the Intellectual in France (1). In spite of its suffix, mediology does not claim the status of a science, and even less something "new" (because it is not in itself a discovery). It is a question, in the first approximation, of analyzing the "higher social functions" (religion, ideology, art, politics) in their relationship with the means and mediums/environments [milieux] of transmission and transport. Intro to Visual Culture. RILI. Carnet de recherche visuel, par André Gunthert. Les usages ordinaires des images L’histoire de l’art comme les visual studies privilégient une approche autonomiste des images, bien loin de leurs usages réels.

Carnet de recherche visuel, par André Gunthert

Utilisées comme supports de récit ou espaces de projection, les images interviennent dans la culture ordinaire de façon décorative ou utilitaire, à des fins principalement référentielles, comme des outils de transaction ou de naturalisation des formes culturelles. 2. Identités visuelles - Réflexion du visuel – étude de l'exposition contemporaine - Signes, Discours et Sociétés. Dans l'art, la publicité et les médias occidentaux, l'image participe à la constitution des valeurs esthétiques et morales actuelles. Elle modèle le conforme, le tolérable et rejette le reste des apparitions dans le domaine du monstrueux. C'est du moins l'idée que l'on se ferait de sa fonction, si l'on ne s'intéressait plus particulièrement à une figure elle-même prépondérante dans la création actuelle, capable de réunir les deux aspects de la conformité au modèle et de la déviance.

La figure du double, en tant que personnage dont l’identité se réfère à un modèle préexistant, peut en effet être considérée comme monstrueuse. Les personnages dupliqués et les reproductions parfaites, tout en mettant en cause la singularité du sujet, ne sauraient toutefois se substituer parfaitement aux originaux. De ce point de vue, le double en art incarne un décalage inévitable entre le vivant et sa représentation. L’Atelier du Lhivic. – Compte-rendu du colloque des 29 et 30 avril 2009 – Parution de "L'Art de la photographie" Par André Gunthert et Michel Poivert, lundi 15 octobre 2007 à 07:01 (16554 vues, permalink, rss co) :: Publications. “Pratiques des images dans la société de l’information”, 4e Ecole doctorale d’été at Lhivic. Pour une police de l'apparence. Guy Debord ne l'avait pas prévu.

C'est pourtant logique: dans la société du spectacle, il faut des lois pour contrôler le spectacle. L'assemblée nationale étudie actuellement un projet de loi qui rend obligatoire la mention d'"apparence corporelle modifiée" pour les photographies publicitaires retouchées. Destinée à lutter contre l'anorexie, cette disposition viendrait compléter le code de la santé publique, dans son chapitre III (Alimentation, publicité et promotion), renommé pour l'occasion: "Alimentation, représentation du corps, publicité et promotion" (merci à Aurélia Rostaing pour son signalement).

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