09 February 2010

02.09 Class Cancelled

The university has canceled classes starting at 4:30 and later. This week's readings will be discussed next week. Your film diagrams will now be due 02.23. I will make changes to the syllabus to accommodate this cancellation. Stay tuned...

08 February 2010

Discussion for Feb 09

Beautiful evidence
1. Which map strikes you as the most successful and why?

2. Which map strikes you as the least successful?

3. Compare and contrast the Maps " The Vigilante" Page no 22 & 23 with Ernst Mossel's mappings of the artworks.
Page no 29 & 30

The Agency of Mapping: Speculation, Critique and Invention
4. Philosophers Gilles Deuze and Flix Guattari quoted: " Make a map not a tracing!". In your opinion, What is the difference between Mapping and Tracing?

5 Discuss the different Mapping Techniques

6.How can Mapping be helpful in your Design work/ as Designer?

7. In your opinion is technology helpful in Mapping? and why?

03 February 2010

Charting The Beatles

Charting The Beatles

This is a very interesting set of graphics that visualize the music of the Beatles. Because the subject matter is time-based media, you can use these as inspiration for your film diagrams.

01 February 2010

Discussion questions for Feb. 2nd

Discussion leaders: Arteaga & Carlucci

Beautiful Evidence. Tufte
What are the six analytical design principles Tufte cites in reference to Charles Joseph Minard's data map?

The purpose of the analytical diagram is to aid in thinking and provoke reasoning among the consumer, how is this presentation more or less effective than other organizations of information such as an essay?

What graphic elements are used to describe the content of the diagram? What role does visual heirarchy play?

Visual Thinking. Arnheim
Can and how does abstraction bridge the notions of perception and thinking?

According to John Locke, "abstraction is an organization of the mind that passes beyond the concrete and has freed itself from it." In this case, are inracerebral perceptions (memories, feelings) abstractions?

What is the relationship between grouping/classification/generalization and abstraction? How does each feed into the other?

How is perception limited and how does abstraction aid in a more specific understanding?

Describe the difference between a container concept and a type?