California in the Eyes of the World<br />…And the Local’s View<br />By: CA Local<br />Kyle Richardson<br />Society & Visua...
There are many different definitions of representation  depending on the industry.<br />Representation of Arts<br />It is ...
Aristotle discussed representation in 3 ways:<br />The object: The symbol being represented.<br />Manner: The way the symb...
Lets Use Aristotle’s Method to Evaluate Representations of California<br />
Warm, Sunny Weather<br />Object: <br />Its always sunny in California<br />Manner: <br />Represents California in a good w...
California looks like this sometimes…<br />even in the summer.<br />
Movie Stars and Hollywood<br />Object: <br />Movie Stars are everywhere and are seen all the time.<br />Manner: <br />Repr...
But if you have nothing better to do….<br />You could go looking for them.<br />
Object: <br />Everyone in California Surfs<br />Manner: <br />A fairly good representation of California, but many people ...
Some people prefer to do other activities in the water…. such as sailing.<br />
Object: <br />Every Girl in California is blonde with fake breasts.<br />Manner: <br />This is a horrible representation o...
There may be a large population of fake blondes….<br />But there’s also a large population of hippies too.<br />
Gang Violence<br />Object: <br />Gang violence is everywhere in California<br />Manner: <br />This is a bad representation...
There are some places you don’t want to go in California…<br />But the truth is in the crime rankings of large U.S. cities...
Everyone is Laidback<br />Object: <br />Everyone in California is easy-going and laidback.<br />Manner: <br />This is not ...
Some Californians are laidback…But many are involved in the fast paced Silicon Valley that all these companies call home.<...
Now lets look at some representations of California that only the Locals know.<br />
California is home to some of the Best Skiing and Snowboarding in North America.<br />
Some of the Best Hiking and Scenery <br />
Some of the Best Fishing and Waterskiing<br />
Some of the Best Farming Land<br />
Locals like their own representations of California because they know they’re true unlike the representations that pop-cul...
Don’t think every representation is true….After all, its only a representation. The only way to find out is to see for you...
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  1. 1. California in the Eyes of the World<br />…And the Local’s View<br />By: CA Local<br />Kyle Richardson<br />Society & Visual Media<br />
  2. 2. There are many different definitions of representation depending on the industry.<br />Representation of Arts<br />It is through representation people know and understand the world and reality through the act of naming it.<br />What is Representation?<br />
  3. 3. Aristotle discussed representation in 3 ways:<br />The object: The symbol being represented.<br />Manner: The way the symbol is represented.<br />Means: The material that is used to represent it.<br />Aristotle’s Method<br />
  4. 4. Lets Use Aristotle’s Method to Evaluate Representations of California<br />
  5. 5. Warm, Sunny Weather<br />Object: <br />Its always sunny in California<br />Manner: <br />Represents California in a good way, but just isn’t true.<br />Means: <br />Most movies, photos, and ads form this representation of California.<br />
  6. 6. California looks like this sometimes…<br />even in the summer.<br />
  7. 7. Movie Stars and Hollywood<br />Object: <br />Movie Stars are everywhere and are seen all the time.<br />Manner: <br />Represents that Hollywood is California. This would upset many locals. <br />Means: <br />Every gossip magazine makes this seem true.<br />
  8. 8. But if you have nothing better to do….<br />You could go looking for them.<br />
  9. 9. Object: <br />Everyone in California Surfs<br />Manner: <br />A fairly good representation of California, but many people in California don’t surf. <br />Means: <br />All forms of media have been adopting this since The Beach Boys were in their prime.<br />Surfing<br />
  10. 10. Some people prefer to do other activities in the water…. such as sailing.<br />
  11. 11. Object: <br />Every Girl in California is blonde with fake breasts.<br />Manner: <br />This is a horrible representation of girls in California. <br />Means: <br />Most forms of media show girls in California as fake blondes.<br />California Girls<br />
  12. 12. There may be a large population of fake blondes….<br />But there’s also a large population of hippies too.<br />
  13. 13. Gang Violence<br />Object: <br />Gang violence is everywhere in California<br />Manner: <br />This is a bad representation of California and L.A. in particular. <br />Means: <br />This was first reported in the news, but has been hyped up through rappers and their Lyrics.<br />
  14. 14. There are some places you don’t want to go in California…<br />But the truth is in the crime rankings of large U.S. cities.<br />
  15. 15. Everyone is Laidback<br />Object: <br />Everyone in California is easy-going and laidback.<br />Manner: <br />This is not accurate, and ties into everyone smokes marijuana<br />Means: <br />This representation is enforced by movies and music.<br />
  16. 16. Some Californians are laidback…But many are involved in the fast paced Silicon Valley that all these companies call home.<br />
  17. 17. Now lets look at some representations of California that only the Locals know.<br />
  18. 18. California is home to some of the Best Skiing and Snowboarding in North America.<br />
  19. 19. Some of the Best Hiking and Scenery <br />
  20. 20. Some of the Best Fishing and Waterskiing<br />
  21. 21. Some of the Best Farming Land<br />
  22. 22. Locals like their own representations of California because they know they’re true unlike the representations that pop-culture gives California.<br />
  23. 23. Don’t think every representation is true….After all, its only a representation. The only way to find out is to see for yourself.<br />

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