Visual Artefact

Posted on October 15th, 2011 in Uncategorized by Neil David Buchanan

The link to my visual effort “digital thali“. You can watch it frame by frame using the big central arrow under the screen or you can play it as a slideshow by clicking on the “More” button.

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  1.   Jen Ross said,

    on October 20th, 2011 at 11:31 am     Reply

    coming late to this party, but just wanted to say I loved your artefact, Neil! You have used quite a lot of text, but I think the text and the images and videos work together to construct the argument (ie: the images aren’t just ‘illustrations’, but a core part of the story you are telling). It would have been interesting to see if you could have left some of the text out and still created the effect you were after.

    Your interest in identity, and in digital gains and losses, is apparent here, and I think this is an area you should (and undoubtedly will) continue to explore. Lovely use of prezi, too. That last image… is it you?

    As a partial aside, I saw mention of a new collection the other day that I think might interest you – “Race After the Internet” (edited by Lisa Nakamura)

  2.   Neil David Buchanan said,

    on October 20th, 2011 at 8:01 pm     Reply

    Thanks Jen. I was concerned about the amount of text and had edited it down. I feel I need to get over “text dependency” to get my message across. I suspect it comes from the nature of my job and my own inherent love of words! I loved making this artefact and could have gone on and on… it bolstered my opinion that Kress may have been unfairly criticised in that I think what he says about new texts became vividly real as I whirled text upside down, linked to new ideas in a random order and so on. Great assignment and one I’d like to try out on my own students!

  3.   Neil David Buchanan said,

    on October 20th, 2011 at 8:09 pm     Reply

    Yes, that last image is me – in the iFly Dubai Skydiving Simulator!

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