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Unformatted text preview: Writing 140 Fall 2010 (PHIL 140 affiliation) Assignment 1: What Do Pictures Want? Purpose In this first assignment, we will focus on prewriting/ invention and organization . Premise In What Do Pictures Want: The Lives and Loves of Images , W.J.T. Mitchell argues that images and humans are similar in the sense that they both desire. In other words, images are not just passive objects that we purchase, consume, look at, interpret, etc. Instead, they are active beings that have their own lives, personalities, pet- peeves, and desires. If we initiate conversation with images (I wouldnt recommend doing this in front of people) and genuinely try to understand what they are trying to say, then they may tell us what they want and how they either succeed or fail in fulfilling their desires. Vogue , April 2008 This magazine cover, for example, appeals to the inner beast that is inside all of us. Us, of course, refers to anyone who comes from white privilege and who has enough money to purchase the over-priced items that are...
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