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This summer, I’m offering a two-week Digital Media Production Certificate through Georgetown University’s Center for Continuing and Professional Education. The program is designed as a crash-course in video and media production for incoming graduate students in Georgetown’s Communication, Culture, & Technology Program, … Continue reading
I recently produced a behind the scenes look at Gérard Courant filming Cinématon, the world’s longest running film production. Katy Chang and I were lucky enough to get our portraits taken during the premiere of Glitter Dust: Finding Art in … Continue reading
The National Postal Museum (NPM) employed an digital unmixing interface during the Big Draw event at Montgomery County schools. Students could insert and remove elements of the 18-cent Washington stamp to learn about stamp design and visual composition. Learn more … Continue reading
[This is the fifth of five questions about the the Diagrammatica Project. The questions were provided by Manuel Antonio Carrión Lira of the Design School at the University of Valparaiso, Chile (www.uv.cl). An abstract of Manuel's research and the full set of questions can be viewed here.]
- Manuel Carrión: Based on your experience and the work you have been developing. Is there a specific diagram you would suggest to look at to be analyzed?
I’ll answer this question in three stages: (1) There are too few studies exploring specific diagrams and their communicative function. Thus, any study examining a particular diagram would offer a useful model. Such study would entail aesthetic, design, cultural, and semiotic considerations in relation to the role or purpose of the diagram. An important distinction should also be drawn between families of visual tools. Continue reading
- Manuel Carrión: Diagrammatica Question 4
- Manuel Carrión: Diagrammatica Question 3
- Manuel Carrión: Diagrammatica Question 2
- Manuel Carrión: Diagrammatica Question 1
- Georgetown Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)
- Manuel Carrión Research Process
- Mediated Borders: Rouch, Reversal, and Reflections on Ethnographic Film
- Negative Semiotics?