Why study visual culture?
- history, think about visually how culture has been impacted - think about a day in the life of your visual culture - What is visual culture? Where is visual culture?
Gillian Rose -
We think of text
The reading of Cities for Sale by Christine Boyer reminds me of Xintiandi in Shanghai.
Xintiandi used to be a slum constituted of traditional buildings called shikumen or the
stone gate, a distinct type of housing that combines western and eastern archite
In Shopping for Pop, the author discusses three instances when art is blurred with
commerce. I am most found with Whitings argument that retailers promote consumption
by marketing products in accordance to the different manner of shopping. The first
Hebdige discusses the paradoxical nature of youth culture, which is constantly in a tug of
war of being hidden or exposed, authentic or commercialized.
He explains that the subculture is a product of youths resistance; the middle-lower class
For this weeks reading, Reeds talks about all movement politics
involves a degree of cultural politics. He argues that protests such as
ACT UP deliberately use cultural packaging, especially through its
visual and lingual components, to grab the publics a
You must post one journal each week. For each journal most, you must:
o Discuss/analyze one of the readings for that week on your syllabus
o Attach an image (photograph, graphic image, video) that speaks to your
discussion of the reading. Y
After knowing the origin of Disneyland is world fair by, I could not help but
comparing my experience at the 2010 Shanghai EXPO with the one a Disney
land. Each pavilion in the Shanghai EXPO resembles the best of its country. The
participating nations att
William Taylor discussed the history and development of Time Square in his article of
Time Square as a National Event. Time Square underwent a change of meaning of space:
The site used to be an abandoned garment district, populated by marginal activities
COMM 450, Visual Culture and Communication
Alison Trope, Ph.D.
Final Project Assignment
For your final project, you will use multimedia to create a site-specific example of visual culture
in Los Angeles. The site should have clear cultural and h
Joshua Gamson discusses the celebrity watching activity in the sixth chapter of his book.
He categorized the participants into obsessive fans, tourist and hobbyists. The focus is
placed on the last group of people, hunt and document, and interact and buil
What I pick out from the reading of Shrines, Curiosities, and the Rhetoric of display by
Stephen Bann is his linkage of shrines, cabinet of curiosity, and museum to theater and
performance. He argues that the three locations are deliberately constructed.