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online module in advanced visual methods

Originally posted on visual/method/culture:
The deadline for pre-registering to participate in the online module on aspects of advanced image elicitation methods run by The Open University is 13 January. The module explores different modes of ‘participation’.  Find out…

online module in advanced visual methods

Originally posted on visual/method/culture:
The deadline for pre-registering to participate in the online module on aspects of advanced image elicitation methods run by The Open University is 13 January. The module explores different modes of ‘participation’.  Find out…

Image + Text in 100 Movie Quotes – via Visual News

100 visualizations of movie quotes – funny and clever!

Image + Text in 100 Movie Quotes – via Visual News

100 visualizations of movie quotes – funny and clever!

People and places – A collective photo essay

For the past six weeks, a group of six engaged students and myself have been developing our visual literacy skills through the axes of seeing, looking and perceiving. Three weeks ago, we embarked ourselves in a little project. The initial task was to photograph happy/humane and unhappy/inhumane urban spaces. We decided to look at how we socialize in urban spaces and Galway was our backdrop.

People and places – A collective photo essay

For the past six weeks, a group of six engaged students and myself have been developing our visual literacy skills through the axes of seeing, looking and perceiving. Three weeks ago, we embarked ourselves in a little project. The initial task was to photograph happy/humane and unhappy/inhumane urban spaces. We decided to look at how we socialize in urban spaces and Galway was our backdrop.

Ultrashort – A Swiss project on the shortest of narratives

Minimal visual narratives are at the core of an interdisciplinary research project at the Lucerne School of Art and Design. Academics and artists reflect upon marginal conditions of visual display in our current image-saturated environment. Who is controlling who? What are the strategies we put in place to take ownership of pervasive technologies? How do contemporary media pragmatics look like?

Ultrashort – A Swiss project on the shortest of narratives

Minimal visual narratives are at the core of an interdisciplinary research project at the Lucerne School of Art and Design. Academics and artists reflect upon marginal conditions of visual display in our current image-saturated environment. Who is controlling who? What are the strategies we put in place to take ownership of pervasive technologies? How do contemporary media pragmatics look like?

Negotiating place and its representation, via Prof. Gillian Rose

The focus on place and space of our course is becoming more and more prominent as the seminar progresses. Prof. Kevin Leyden presented us with examples of successful projects in urban spaces that respond to well-being and improve opportunities for socialization. Your

Negotiating place and its representation, via Prof. Gillian Rose

The focus on place and space of our course is becoming more and more prominent as the seminar progresses. Prof. Kevin Leyden presented us with examples of successful projects in urban spaces that respond to well-being and improve opportunities for socialization. Your

About seeing – What we perceive vs. what is there

We tend to think that we all see the same when we look at something that is in front of our eyes. However, our social and cultural backgrounds clearly play a role. For example, in our multi-cultural household we perceive

About seeing – What we perceive vs. what is there

We tend to think that we all see the same when we look at something that is in front of our eyes. However, our social and cultural backgrounds clearly play a role. For example, in our multi-cultural household we perceive

When photographs talk

Originally posted on The Stereoscopic Eye:
“The Echo of Things” is the result of an ethnographic study of photography in Roviana (Solomon Islands) carried out by Christopher Wright between 1998 and 2001. The book starts with a prologue in which…

When photographs talk

Originally posted on The Stereoscopic Eye:
“The Echo of Things” is the result of an ethnographic study of photography in Roviana (Solomon Islands) carried out by Christopher Wright between 1998 and 2001. The book starts with a prologue in which…

smart cities and why they need a lot more social scientists to get involved

Originally posted on visual/method/culture:
I spent a very interesting day a couple of weeks ago at the MK Future Cities conference, held at The Open University in Milton Keynes.  It looked to me like there were well over…

smart cities and why they need a lot more social scientists to get involved

Originally posted on visual/method/culture:
I spent a very interesting day a couple of weeks ago at the MK Future Cities conference, held at The Open University in Milton Keynes.  It looked to me like there were well over…

Galway city: between salmons and tourists

The focus of Visual Sociology NUIG in 2015 is space and place. More specifically, this term we are exploring Galway city. Two weeks ago, Prof. Kevin Leyden visited the class and talked about friendly cities. He advocated for walkable and

Galway city: between salmons and tourists

The focus of Visual Sociology NUIG in 2015 is space and place. More specifically, this term we are exploring Galway city. Two weeks ago, Prof. Kevin Leyden visited the class and talked about friendly cities. He advocated for walkable and

Starting notes on the visual and social inquiry

In 2005, Douglas Harper argued for an Integrative Visual Sociology, which enables an empathetic understanding of sociological questions, as opposed to a more pattern-analysis-based, macro conceptualization of sociological questions. The main features of this new approach are: Work with traditional assumptions

Starting notes on the visual and social inquiry

In 2005, Douglas Harper argued for an Integrative Visual Sociology, which enables an empathetic understanding of sociological questions, as opposed to a more pattern-analysis-based, macro conceptualization of sociological questions. The main features of this new approach are: Work with traditional assumptions