Andre Bazin-Ontology of the photographic image
Can technology capture reality?
Why do people pursue technology in order to capture reality?
What is cinema?
technology to capture images-Bazin argues as an idea
Short Paper #4
Marita Sturken and Mark Taylor agree that visual rhetoric is both purposeful and very
influential. Both authors emphasize that the Obama Administration intentionally used style and
iconography as a political tool to c
Goffman would agree with Markovitzs call to disregard the importance of sincerity in
public life because sincerity implies a stable, central self which Goffman does not believe exists.
As Markovitz emphasizes the importance of action in c
All these pictures are part of a visual argument
Depiction as Christ-ascension/crucifixion
Images make us feel before they make us think-Taylor
o cosmetics is disguised.making
Whats an aesthetic?
Aesthetic: a visual style that articulates an attitude or a set of principles
Room that has been set up a certain way
All human-made artifacts reflect, or encapsulate, or
Final Exam Review
Goffman-performance everyday of ourselves
dramatic realization -describes process of acting out in a convincing way whatever role you are
inhabiting at moment
Lanham-CBS theory on writing/prose
Short Paper #1
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a metaphor is a figure of speech in which
a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to
suggest a likeness or analogy between
Why do cultural norms and values tend to surface during a social drama?
-Rules of norms/values tested or challenged (breach)
Why does structure provide a limited perspective for understanding cultu
Short Paper #5
1. Halberstam is able to see certain themes and issues in film and media that often go
unrecognized because she has learned that communication creates culture. She describes how the
cultural products of Pixarvolt films prompt
Oppositional Gaze-looking to document
looking back critically
cultural identitiy-if show assumes an identity with an audience->to enjoy show must be intended
media-film, tv ask you to be an intended
Lanham: Hey Socrates, what do you think about Shakespeares writing style in this passage?
Socrates: I will give no thought to such nonsense. That question is irrelevant.
Lanham: Why would you say that? The style is important to the rhetorica