VRA 2012, Visual Culture, Losing Site Online

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Presented by Renee Meyer Ernst at the Annual Conference of the Visual Resources Association, April 18th - April 21st, 2012, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Session: THE VISUAL CULTURE OF THE VISUALLY UNCULTURED
Marita Sturken, Associate Professor at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California and Lisa Cartwright state the following in their book Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture: “Over the course of the last two centuries, Western culture has come to be dominated by visual rather than oral or textual media. Even the bastion of the printed word, the newspaper, has turned to images— and color images by the end of the twentieth century— to draw in its readers and add to the meaning of its stories. Images have never been merely illustrations, they carry important content.”

We all seem to agree that our culture has moved from oral in tradition to a visual one. Since the digital revolution that introduced the personal computer in the 1980's our interaction with images has increased dramatically. Music videos, video games, computer graphics, computer games, and now social media contribute to increase an emphasis in the visual in our culture. Let's not forget the smart phones, the tablets and the incessant need to be connected and see something. However, it seems that our immersion in a visual culture has left us less prepared to engage in a critical visual discourse. How do we engage in critical discourse of the visual messages we receive? How do we analyze and contextualize these messages? In this session we will define context, content, methods, and examples of how a visual culture indeed shape our beliefs and ideologies.

ORGANIZER: Alma Hoffmann, Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne University

MODERATOR: Erika Church, University of Utah

PRESENTERS:
• Alma Hoffmann, Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne University
• Brooke Scherer, University of Tampa
• Renee Meyer Ernst, St. Ambrose University

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VRA 2012, Visual Culture, Losing Site Online

  1. 1. LOSINGSITEONLINERenee Meyer ErnstAssistant Professor of Graphic DesignSt. Ambrose University | ErnstReneeM@sau.edu
  2. 2. LOSINGSITE The Future of Web Design without Past DesignsONLINERenee Meyer ErnstAssistant Professor of Graphic DesignSt. Ambrose University | ErnstReneeM@sau.edu
  3. 3. the issue
  4. 4. Teaching web design “in the now” is a huge technical, conceptual, and aesthetic challenge in higher ed.the issue
  5. 5. Teaching web design “in the now” is a huge technical, conceptual, and aesthetic challenge in higher ed. How does one prepare students for the future of web design without an archive of the past?the issue
  6. 6. Then & Now: Facebook2006 2007 20092010 2011 2012
  7. 7. Then & Now: Facebook2006 2012
  8. 8. Then & Now: Yahoo!1996 2012
  9. 9. challenges
  10. 10. No true history of web design textbook.challenges
  11. 11. No true history of web design textbook. Limited resources relating to the history or evolution of web design, period.challenges
  12. 12. No true history of web design textbook. Limited resources relating to the history or evolution of web design, period. Images of old websites are found few and far between, and are often pixelated or cropped. Little to no indication of design credits or other site information.challenges
  13. 13. resourceswith potential
  14. 14. Wayback Machinehttp://www.archive.org/web/web.phpCommunication Artshttp://www.commarts.com/annualsAIGA Design Archiveshttp://designarchives.aiga.org/#/homeresourceswith potential
  15. 15. Wayback Machine (beta)
  16. 16. Wayback Machine (beta)
  17. 17. Wayback Machine (beta)
  18. 18. Wayback Machine (beta)
  19. 19. Wayback Machine (beta)
  20. 20. Wayback Machine (beta)
  21. 21. Wayback Machine (beta)
  22. 22. Wayback Machine (beta)
  23. 23. Wayback Machine (beta)
  24. 24. Communication Arts Interactive Annual
  25. 25. Communication Arts Interactive Annual
  26. 26. Communication Arts Interactive Annual
  27. 27. Communication Arts Interactive Annual
  28. 28. AIGA Design Archives
  29. 29. AIGA Design Archives
  30. 30. AIGA Design Archives
  31. 31. AIGA Design Archives
  32. 32. AIGA Design Archives
  33. 33. what we need
  34. 34. Centralized website archiving system.what we need
  35. 35. Centralized website archiving system. Organized, credible, usable.what we need
  36. 36. Centralized website archiving system. Organized, credible, usable. Increased awareness.what we need
  37. 37. main challenges
  38. 38. Managementmain challenges
  39. 39. Management Archiving Methodsmain challenges
  40. 40. Management Archiving Methods Copyrightmain challenges
  41. 41. Management Archiving Methods Copyright Cooperationmain challenges
  42. 42. Facebook screenshots borrowed from: Devil’s Workshop: The Tech Community Blog http://devilsworkshop.org/facebook-design-20042011-timeline-screenshots/ Facebook Craze http://facebookcraze.com/tag/old-facebook-designs/All other screenshots taken by Renee Meyer Ernst from the following websites: AIGA Design Archives http://designarchives.aiga.org/#/home Communication Arts Interactive Annual http://www.commarts.com/annuals Wayback Machine http://www.archive.org/web/web.php
  43. 43. LOSINGSITE The Future of Web Design without Past DesignsONLINERenee Meyer ErnstAssistant Professor of Graphic DesignSt. Ambrose University | ErnstReneeM@sau.edu

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