Folksonomy | Visual Communication is a structured repository of digital culture and creative practice. en-au Creative Commons License: (cc), Simon Perkins Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:31:35 +1000 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:31:35 +1000 Constellations 2.0 60 This Unruly a repository of video cut-ups clips and literature reviews This Unruly is an evolving web repository of theory and practice related to recombinatory video appropriation practices involving video re-purposing re-mixing collage and cut-up techniques The site includes examples of YouTube clips as well as a literature review of articles and academic papers which relate to the subject Content within the site has been organised using a provisional taxonomy that centres on formal aesthetic creative and experimental features In doing so this marks a departure from more conventional approaches which generally seek to locate works according to established art historical developments and stylistic conventions The site which was created by Simon Perkins is an extension to posts about the practice of video cut-ups that were initially made to the Folksonomy co in 2016 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:31:35 +1000 The Materiality of Research Woven into the Fabric of the Text Subversive Material Metaphors in Academic Writing In the social sciences though often we write about our research as if theories and arguments are buildings Theories have frameworks and foundations and they need support Arguments can be constructed shored up by facts and buttressed with a solid line of reasoning Sometimes they can be shaky and even fall down But as well as communicating what we mean metaphors structure our thinking Or at least the metaphors we choose when we write can reveal a great deal about underlying assumptions The theories-as-buildings metaphor always makes me imagine an enormous wall made of rectangular bricks orderly and straight progressing upwards and onwards The researcher s job is to climb the scaffolding find a gap near the top and make a brick to fill it or to knock a few crumbling bricks out and replace them with others strong and freshly fired Or rarely to grab a spade and start digging a new foundation because this metaphor doesn t work like Minecraft bricks can t float unsupported Why does this way of thinking about knowledge hold such sway over us For one thing it offers a comforting sense of progress and control Buildings have blueprints their construction appears to proceed in a predictable fashion engineers can calculate precisely where the load bearing walls and lintels need to be construction workers know how to mix the mortar so it won t crumble Making buildings is also something that happens in the public sphere even with houses the insides only become private when the work is finished and people move in And though we all know full well that knowledge creation doesn t actually happen in the controlled and predictable way the metaphor implies this is the structure that it imposes on our writing an activity that is orderly involves rationality over emotion and inhabits the public sphere not the private Katie Collins 27 May 2016 Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:32:23 +1000 Horror movie spliced to cat reactions for convincing effect Sat, 18 Jun 2016 20:58:11 +1000 Constellations A participatory online application for research collaboration in higher education interdisciplinary courses The research establishes a model for online learning centring on the needs of integrative knowledge practices Through the metaphor of Constellations the practice-based research explores the complexities of working within interdisciplinary learning contexts and the potential of tools such as the Folksonomy learning platform for providing necessary conceptual support Sun, 01 May 2016 01:25:55 +1000 Storytelling through playful interactions For the new Zippy kidswear store in Set uacute bal Portugal we designed two interactive installations and built both in-house at D amp P The Sound Poster is a screen-printed panel that uses conductive ink to trigger sounds from the printed characters and the Fun Receipt is a receipt for kids which prints out of a giant mouth on the cash desk and includes characters to colour in mazes and other games Elly Bowness 2015 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 10:52:15 +1000 Infinity Mirrored Room The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away Yayoi Kusama s Infinity Mirrored Room a mirror-lined chamber housing a dazzling and seemingly endless LED light display will be featured in the inaugural installation Sun, 28 Feb 2016 21:03:32 +1000 Grammar comes to students as an abstract whole The Reed-Kellogg diagram is a tool of the classroom and of the textbooks that codify the rules for its production But grammar textbooks share a problem similar to the one Thomas Kuhn noted for science textbooks they tend to efface the history of their subject Indeed grammar textbooks are far more ahistorical that science textbooks The average science textbook will contain some history however Whiggish There will be at least a cursory mention of the scientists who formulated the theories under discussion some suggestion that scientific knowledge is subject to change and accretion Grammar however comes to students as an abstract whole The sources from which the textbook authors derived their accounts normally go unacknowledged There is no sense of grammar as a theory mdash or more precisely a constellation of competing theories mdash with its own intellectual history Karl Hagen 17 October 2015 Fri, 19 Feb 2016 08:56:24 +1000 Vento pre-cinema technique used to animated book illustration VENTO animated book by Virgilio Villoresi and illustrated by Virginia Mori for Withstand Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:30:38 +1000 What is art for Alain de Botton gives his top five reasons why art is such a vital force for humanity Are we wrong to like pretty pictures Why is some art painful to look at Can art heal your feelings of urban alienation Relax watch and find out Mon, 28 Dec 2015 14:31:15 +1000 Light projection works by American artist James Turrell For over half a century the American artist James Turrell has worked directly with light and space to create artworks that engage viewers with the limits and wonder of human perception Turrell often cites the Parable of Plato s Cave to introduce the notion that we are living in a reality of our own creation subject to our human sensory limitations as well as contextual and cultural norms This is evident in Turrell s over eighty Skyspaces chambers with an aperture in the ceiling open to the sky The simple act of witnessing the sky from within a Turrell Skyspace notably at dawn and dusk reveals how we internally create the colors we see and thus our perceived reality Turrell s medium is pure light He says My work has no object no image and no focus With no object no image and no focus what are you looking at You are looking at you looking What is important to me is to create an experience of wordless thought Wed, 04 Nov 2015 12:22:41 +1000 Hakana iuml dance performance 2013 Hakana iuml is a solo choreographic performance that unfolds through a series of images in motion In Japanese Hakana iuml denotes that which is temporary and fragile evanescent and transient and in this case something set between dreams and reality While widely associated with nature the term is now often used to elicit an intangible aspect of the human condition and its precariousness It encompasses two elements that concerning the human being as well as that related to dreams This symbolic relationship is the foundation of the dance composition in which a dancer gives life to a space somewhere between the borders of imagination and reality through her interactions with the images she encounters The images are on-stage animations that move in physical patterns according to the rhythm of the live sounds that they follow The performance s outcome is the revelation of a digital installation to its audience Fig 1 Composed and Directed by Adrien Mondot amp Claire Bardainne Dance alternating Akiko Kajihara Satchie Noro Virginie Barjonet Francesca Ziviani Digital Interpretation alternating Adrien Mondot Claire Bardainne J eacute r eacute my Chartier Lo iuml s Drouglazet Sound Design Christophe Sartori Lo iuml s Drouglazet Pierre Xucla Sound Interpretation Christophe Sartori Lo iuml s Drouglazet J eacute r eacute my Chartier Pierre Xucla Set Design Martin Gautron Vincent Perreux Digital Toolset Lo iuml s Drouglazet Light Design J eacute r eacute my Chartier Outside Viewer Charlotte Farcet Costume Design Johanna Elaouf Technical Director Alexis Bergeron Administrator Marek Vuiton Booking Charlotte Auch eacute Production assistant Margaux L eacute tang Produced by Adrien M Claire B Co-productions Funding amp Support Les Subsistances Lyon Centre Pompidou-Metz La Ferme du Buisson Sc egrave ne nationale de Marne-la-Vall eacute e Noisiel Hexagone Sc egrave ne Nationale Arts Sciences ndash Meylan Les Champs Libres Rennes Centre des Arts Enghien-les-Bains Maison de la Culture de Nevers et de la Ni egrave vre City of Lille DICR eacute AM The Adrien M Claire B Company is accredited by DRAC Rh ocirc ne-Alpes Rh ocirc ne-Alpes Region and is supported by the City of Lyon Mon, 02 Nov 2015 22:50:57 +1000 Taking re-focusable photos with the Lytro Illum camera LYTRO ILLUM is the first high-end camera to harness the entire light field ndash to retain the richness and depth of a scene Explore focus perspective and depth of field within a single image and render full-color 3-D living pictures Use the Lytro Desktop application to adjust a wide range of photographic parameters including the scene s depth of field and transform those pictures into immersive cinematic animations Lytro Inc Thu, 08 Oct 2015 18:35:30 +1000 Moritz Stefaner Selfiecity Moritz Stefaner speaking about his work on the Selfiecity net project part 2 at the Visualized conference in New York 6-7 February 2014 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:20:20 +1000 Passive digital experience forms backdrop to annual trade convention Working with with illustrator and Art Director Katie Scott we created an unique 15m x 3 5m animated wallpaper that slowly evolved over a 4 hour period Created for Pernod Ricards annual creative meeting on the private island of Embiez in the south of France and installed by Paris based Events agency Auditoire The installation became a passive digital experience that functioned as a thought provoking backdrop to the schedule of creative speakers Using Foley artist Michael to create the audio effect and Lewis and myself to create the animation we were able to take Katie s illustration into an animated form and her unique world became an animated experience Christopher Pearson Sun, 07 Jun 2015 15:59:47 +1000 Emoticons as computer-mediated non-verbal communication The term emoticons mdash short for emotion icons mdash refers to graphic signs such as the smiley face that often accompany computer-mediated textual communication They are most often characterized as iconic indicators of emotion conveyed through a communication channel that is parallel to the linguistic one In this article it is argued that this conception of emoticons fails to account for some of their important uses We present a brief outline of speech act theory and use it to provide a complementary account of emoticons according to which they also function as indicators of illocutionary force More broadly we identify and illustrate three ways in which emoticons function 1 as emotion indicators mapped directly onto facial expression 2 as indicators of non-emotional meanings mapped conventionally onto facial expressions and 3 as illocutionary force indicators that do not map conventionally onto a facial expression In concluding we draw parallels between emoticons and utterance-final punctuation marks and show how our discussion of emoticons bears upon the broader question of the bounds between linguistic and non-linguistic communication Eli Dresner and Susan C Herring 2010 Dresner E amp Herring S C 2010 Functions of the non-verbal in CMC Emoticons and illocutionary force Communication Theory vol 20 no 3 pp 249-268 Fri, 05 Jun 2015 01:12:24 +1000