Comm1300_1_22 - Visual Communications 1-22-08 Lecture 2...

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Visual Communications 1-22-08 Lecture 2 Compare Charlie Chaplin (1920’s) and one of my favorite modern films VISUALLY Charlie Chaplin: black and white Aspects of Visual Literacy How do pictures represent the real world? Ex. blue dog: no dogs are blue; Doonesbury: no real person looks like that; the stick figure Is it simply intuitive? Working Hypothesis: A hypothesis is a proposal suggesting a possible relationship between two phenomena 1. Visual literacy is a prerequisite for the comprehension of visual media a. You have to be literate, just like with language; you have to understand the organization that conveys ideas. The more literate you are the more you will comprehend the visuals b. Visuals often differ considerably from real world i. Do we learn to comprehend visuals? c. Highly abstract representations can be recognized to represent real things 2. Experience with visual media leads to enhancement of cognitive abilities a. How do you learn to think about complex ideas, learn to reason? i. Words, language, reading, listening to people, jargon – the same thing with visuals b. Movies make you jump from one location to another as the observers
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2009 for the course COMM 1300 taught by Professor Scherer,c. during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Comm1300_1_22 - Visual Communications 1-22-08 Lecture 2...

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