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PhotoVoice
"PhotoVoice’s vision is for a world in which everybody has the opportunity to represent themselves and tell their own story PhotoVoice’s mission is to build skills within disadvantaged and marginalised communities. To achieve this, we utilise innovative participatory photography and digital storytelling methods. These skills enable individuals to represent themselves and create tools for advocacy and communication. Through this, and through developing partnerships, we deliver positive social change."
photography  marginal  community  participatory-culture  participation  ethnography  visual 
march 2017 by tsuomela
Unflattening — Nick Sousanis | Harvard University Press
"The primacy of words over images has deep roots in Western culture. But what if the two are inextricably linked, equal partners in meaning-making? Written and drawn entirely as comics, Unflattening is an experiment in visual thinking. Nick Sousanis defies conventional forms of scholarly discourse to offer readers both a stunning work of graphic art and a serious inquiry into the ways humans construct knowledge."
book  publisher  visual  visual-thinking  perspective  philosophy 
july 2015 by tsuomela
Q&A with Erkki Huhtamo | The MIT Press
"The moving panorama was a highly visible form of education and entertainment for the nineteenth-century people. In the very basic sense, these words refer to huge rolls of painted canvas that were unrolled in front of an audience. A lecturer interpreted the scenes, and the atmosphere was heightened by live music and sound effects. To make the moving pictures livelier, they were often illuminated by dioramic "special effects.""
book  interview  19c  history  media  film  visual  fads  archaeology 
may 2013 by tsuomela
MIT App Inventor
"Creating an App Inventor App begins in your browser where you design how the app will look. Then, like fitting together puzzle pieces, you set your app’s behavior. All the while, through a live connection between your computer and your phone, your app appears on your phone."
programming  apps  online  visual  education 
july 2012 by tsuomela
The New Aesthetic Needs to Get Weirder - Ian Bogost - Technology - The Atlantic
"A really new aesthetics might work differently: instead of concerning itself with the way we humans see our world differently when we begin to see it through and with computer media that themselves "see" the world in various ways, what if we asked how computers and bonobos and toaster pastries and Boeing 787 Dreamliners develop their own aesthetics. The perception and experience of other beings remains outside our grasp, yet available to speculation thanks to evidence that emanates from their withdrawn cores like radiation around the event horizon of a black hole. The aesthetics of other beings remain likewise inaccessible to knowledge, but not to speculation--even to art. "
art  modern  contemporary  technology  computer  visual  graphics  new-aesthetic  mediation  digital  aesthetics 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Seeing the Mind Behind the Art - People can distinguish abstract expressionist paintings from highly similar paintings by children, chimps, monkeys, and elephants
Museumgoers often scoff that costly abstract expressionist paintings could have been made by a child and have mistaken paintings by chimpanzees for professional art. To test whether people really conflate paintings by professionals with paintings by children and animals, we showed art and nonart students paired images, one by an abstract expressionist and one by a child or animal, and asked which they liked more and which they judged as better. The first set of pairs was presented without labels
psychology  experiments  art  modern-art  abstract-art  aesthetics  judgment  value  visual  perception 
june 2011 by tsuomela
News: Calibrating Students' B.S. Meters - Inside Higher Ed
"Showing students how to read critically and formulate research queries is part of the teaching function of college libraries. But how do you teach students to read critically that which has no text?

That is the challenge Frances May, an adjunct librarian at the University of North Texas, took on when she decided to adapt her library’s orientation program to meet what she sees as a growing demand for “visual literacy” among today’s college students."
academic  teaching  literacy  digital  video  visual  pedagogy  libraries 
april 2011 by tsuomela
The Pictorial Arts: Visualists
Design images and drawings from original TRON
visual  design  movie  film 
march 2011 by tsuomela
The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us
Chabris and Simons website with videos of the "invisible gorilla" attention demonstration and other experiments in perception.
psychology  perception  illusion  attention  expectation  visual 
july 2010 by tsuomela
Motionographer | Sharing the best in motion graphics, design, animation, filmmaking and visual effects
Motionographer (pronounced like “oceanographer”) seeks to be a source of inspiration for filmmakers, animators and designers by sharing:
outstanding work from studios, freelancers and students
feature stories that give readers a closer look at influential studios and individuals
commentary that sparks discussion or introspection about the creative process
miscellaneous items that Motionographer contributors find interesting
animation  art  graphics  illustration  inspiration  filmmaking  reference  video  visual  effects  weblog-group 
april 2010 by tsuomela
Glimpse Journal
Glimpse is an interdisciplinary journal that examines the functions, processes, and effects of vision and its implications for being, knowing, and constructing our world(s). Each theme-focused issue features articles, visual essays, interviews, and reviews spanning the physical sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.
journal  vision  design  sensation  perception  science  visual  visual-thinking  art 
march 2010 by tsuomela
Unlocking the Mysteries of The Artistic Mind | Psychology Today
What's surprising is that such distortions often make it easier for us to decipher what we're looking at, particularly when they're executed by a master. Studies show we're able to recognize visual parodies of people—like a cartoon portrait of Richard Nixon—faster than an actual photograph.
art  aesthetics  biology  evolution  evolutionary-psychology  visual  perception  instinct  psychology 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Camera Obscura design | fabrication | construction at cameraobscuras.com
Personal site with various photos of camera obscura, telescope, and other optical projects/hobbies.
visual  optics  observatory  camera-obscura  business  fabrication 
january 2009 by tsuomela
TinEye Reverse Image Search
TinEye a reverse image search engine. You can submit an image to TinEye to find out where it came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or to find higher resolution versions.
search  image  photography  searchengine  visual  tools  web2.0 
january 2009 by tsuomela
BAGnewsNotes
A progressive blog dedicated to visual politics..
progressive  weblog-group  politics  visual  images 
december 2008 by tsuomela
Wolfram Blog : The Incredible Convenience of Mathematica Image Processing
Mathematica 7 adds a suite of image processing functions from trivial to highly sophisticated. To apply them to images, you don’t need to use any form of import command or file name references. Just type the command you want to use, then drag and drop the image from your desktop or browser right into the input line.
mathematics  mathematica  software  visual  image-processing 
december 2008 by tsuomela
Symbols.com - Home
online encyclopedia of western designs and ideograms. Symbols.com contains more than 1,600 articles about 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphic characteristics.
design  graphics  encyclopedia  directory  reference  language  visual  icons  symbols 
may 2008 by tsuomela
Design Observer: writings about design & culture
John Corbett: Sun Ra, Street Priest and Father of D.I.Y. Jazz
jazz  music  history  design  visual 
june 2007 by tsuomela
Flight Patterns
The Flight Patterns visualizations are the result of experiments leading to the project Celestial Mechanics by Scott Hessels and Gabriel Dunne. FAA data was parsed and plotted using the Processing programming environment.
visualization  flying  airtraffic  patterns  visual  art 
june 2007 by tsuomela
Stanford Institute of Design | d.school |
Faculty includes the founder of IDEO, David Kelley. Includes business, computer science, mechanical engineering, and management science faculty.
academic  academic-department  design  visual  web-design  business 
november 2006 by tsuomela
Thinkature - Real-time collaboration for the web
whiteboard like drawing application for visual collaboration on the web.
ajax  webos  online  tools  collaboration  visual 
november 2006 by tsuomela

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