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  • What is graphesis?
  • What is it the opposite of?
  • Mathesis = ontology = foundation of computing
  • Note that statistics and visualization rise together
    NOT A BAD THING
  • mashup
  • mashup
  • Note that statistics and visualization rise together
    NOT A BAD THING
  • Note that statistics and visualization rise together
    NOT A BAD THING
  • Exemplified by Tufte’s work
  • MDST 3703 F10 Seminar 12

    1. 1. Seminar 12 Graphesis, PowerPoint, and Visual Literacy Introduction to the Digital Liberal Arts MDST 3703 / 7703 Fall 2010
    2. 2. Business • Most quizzes graded—definitely by studio • Apologies for the response questions …
    3. 3. Review • Timeline pops out in the category view in Carrington theme • If you are still having problems, share your spreadsheet with me (Gmail name = ontoligent) • If you have events, you could use one!
    4. 4. Overview • From visualization to visual literacy – To “establish a critical frame for understanding visualization as a primary mode of knowledge production” (Drucker) • PowerPoint as an entrée into this topic – We know PowerPoint is a problem; we want to know why • Key Question – What do we need to know about visual media to be effective digital scholars?
    5. 5. graphesis
    6. 6. graphesis visual knowledge production; image work
    7. 7. graphesis Opposite of mathesis – Science, math as universal language
    8. 8. graphesis the basis of mathesis
    9. 9. Media are always embedded in culture. Science was made possible by exact copy printing, a visual language (Ivins 1953) http://21st.century.phil-inst.hu/2002_konf/Nyiri/web_ivins.JPG
    10. 10. A language of science was created in the 19th century that was linked to the rise of nation states and bureaucracy William Playfair
    11. 11. http://www.visionlearning.com/library/large_images/image_4108.png William Playfair (1786) The Commercial and Political Atlas: Representing, by Means of Stained Copper-Plate Charts, the Progress of the Commerce, Revenues, Expenditure and Debts of England during the Whole of the Eighteenth Century.
    12. 12. http://dougmccune.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/playfair_north_america_trade2.jpg
    13. 13. http://www.economist.com/images/20071222/5107CR1B.jpg
    14. 14. http://www.math.yorku.ca/SCS/Gallery/images/priestley.gif Joseph Priestley's life-time graph of the lifespans of famous people. One of the first graphical time lines. Joseph Priestly, A Chart of Biography, 1765.
    15. 15. http://cartographia.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/minard_napoleon.png Minard’s map
    16. 16. http://cartographia.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/minard-full.jpg
    17. 17. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Minard-carte-viande-1858.png
    18. 18. These images are both beautiful and effective As digital scholars, our job is to learn how to read, review, and produce them
    19. 19. The theory of graphesis teaches us that images have an epistemology, or “cognitive style”
    20. 20. http:///Gettysburg/sld001.htm
    21. 21. Why PowerPoint is Evil • Monotony of slides homogenizes argument – “Death by PowerPoint” • Bullet points break up and distort thoughts • Cheesy graphics
    22. 22. Non-rational logic
    23. 23. “The pieces became like short films”
    24. 24. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P6Pi1JaIm8
    25. 25. Technology is not neutral “Technology has properties--affordances--that make it easier to do some activities, harder to do others: The easier ones get done, the harder ones neglected.” “Each technology poses a mind-set, a way of thinking about it and the activities to which it is relevant..The more successful and widespread the technology, the greater its impact upon the thought patterns of those who use it, and consequently, the greater its impact upon all of society. Technology is not neutral, it dominates.” Norman, Donald A., Things that Make Us Smart, Perseus Books, 1993, p. 243 See http://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=0001yB
    26. 26. paradoxes • Computers are based on mathesis, or logico- mathematical thinking • And visualization is based on computing • Ergo, mathesis precedes graphesis • But, mathesis rests on graphesis – The iconography of mathematical symbols – The products of mathesis must always be visualized with forms that have a rhetoric
    27. 27. http://oneparticularwave.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/escher.gif
    28. 28. Lawrence Lessig http://presentationzen.blogs.com/presentationzen/2005/ 10/the_lessig_meth.html Dick Hardt http://identity20.com/media/OSCON2005/ Michael Wesch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ_-q2sD-Co http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cd7v1tOloI&feature =related Performative PowerPoint
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