Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sample Image Projects

In this assignment, students examine the issues surrounding access to the field of representation and the language of images, as well as ways in which word and image coexist, sometimes reaffirming each other, sometimes calling each other into question. They are asked to first design like Barbara Kruger, using one of a specific set of images that have national meaning, and then to choose a political figure and design like Shephard Fairey. All images are accompanied by statements of purpose (which are absent from this slideshow).

Monday, August 6, 2012

Ways of Seeing

The translation of books into television/film is nothing new. The reverse, however, a filmic text becoming a book is pretty unusual. We will view Ways of Seeing in video form before reading the book. This will establish a theoretical grounding for the course, as well as giving us a concrete example of the ways in which text and image (still and moving) translate across different media.