30 August. Visual Rhetoric & Vibrant Matter.

Featured Image: Crews attempt to clear plastic water bottles from a dam in Bulgaria (2009)

HouseKeeping

  • 1. SLS Fall Events
  • 2. Video submission are good! Thanks!

Poster Project

WOVENText & Visual Rhetoric

  • According to WOVENText (113-18), or your own perception as consumers of media, how do designers produce visual texts that engage audience attention?
  • 2. Define/describe five key design concepts: emphasis, organization, contrast, proximity, and alignment

Visual Rhetoric Analysis Groups

Organize yourselves into groups below: Groups 1 & 2 can meet in the front corners, group 3 in the middle, and groups 4 & 5 in the back two corners.


ENGL.F2 ENGL.N1 ENGL.D2
1. Thiago, Akhil, Hui Min, Dorien, Sanyu, Max 1. Lauren, Omar, Kyle, Grayson, Matthew 1. Anna, Andrew, Yeajin, Yue, Kok
2. Enioluwa, Enerelt, Jingtong, Akshay, Firaas 2. Henrik, Summayyah, Rishi, Patrick, John 2. Michael, Jing, Jason, Shakeeb, Andres
3. Fei, Esther, Jarod, Mark, Elias 3. Dustin, Melissa, Giancarlo, Mai 3. Andy, Kevin, Manisha, Avni, Brett
4. Hannah, Brandon, Hae, Zeyu, Jiale 4. Alvin, Henna, Danny, Margaret 4. Siddarth, Maya, Ravi, Michael, Mitchell
5. Danya, Elton, Tejas, Ashley, Jialou 5. Samantha, Shreya, Jeremy, Dov 5. Brandon, Benjamin, Wyatt, Kenny, Kiet

Visual Rhetoric Analysis

Analyze the image below according to the prompt assigned your group, and be prepared to discuss your response with the class.

Group One:

What is the purpose of the poster below? Describe 2-3 ways the designer uses organization to achieve his/her purpose.

Group Two:

What is the purpose of the poster below?Describe 2-3 ways the designer uses contrast to achieve his/her purpose.

Group Three:

What is the purpose of the poster below?Describe 2-3 ways the designer uses emphasis to achieve his/her purpose.

Group Four:

What is the purpose of the poster below?Describe 2-3 ways the designer uses alignment to achieve his/her purpose.

Group Five:

What is the purpose of the poster below?Describe 2-3 ways the designer uses proximity to achieve his/her purpose.

Discussion: Jane Bennett, “Powers of the Hoard”

As we work through the questions below, be prepared to cite passages from Bennett and Herring’s chapters in response and listen to/engage your classmates in discussion:
  • 1.What are Jane Bennett’s main claims in her chapter, “Powers of the Hoard”? Take 2-3 minutes and find a least one passage from “Powers of the Hoard” you can cite in response. 
  • 2.Compare Bennett’s central claims to Herring’s? What ideas does each author share?Does Bennett extend/challenge Herring’s claims?
  • 3.What two maxims, i.e. rules of conduct, does Bennett provide to help “guide our encounters” hoarders/hoards that is more than simply pathological (244)?
  • 4.To what extent are all of “us” hoarders according to Bennett and why? What conditions make pathological overconsumption possible? Why does she classify the Great Pacific Garbage Patch or the Internet as hoards? Do you agree–why/why not?