For this week, partly in response to the Kress article and ‘the landscape of communication’, I decided on extending my experiment which takes the features of internet communication and connectivenss as a starting point. How can an image turn into a story, and let the open sourcing and tagging appropriate an artefact (i.e. graffiti on an art college wall) and turn it into a digital object which is digitally absorbed, let loose into a visual internet culture?
Similar to my thinking, the visual and textual are inter-looped, with the occasional rupture of communication setting off stray activity.
It was reassuring to read Gillian Rose’s chapter again of visual analysis (still to tackle the word with capital S: Semiotics) and the article on transliteracy, which is a very obvious concept for an activity we all seem to engage with:
Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks. – www.transliteracy.com
I had a first look at the MOOC, a somehow daunting prospect for next week’s task. It made me realise that the perceived close knit group on this module, is now extended to thousands of potential discussants.