Tag Archive: Assignment 2

[237120, A2] Wk 8: Task 1 – Critical & Contextual Studies Tool Kit

Planning and Preparation: Finding varied types of sources Analysing subtext of what the essay prompt is asking Finding good quality visual texts for references Writing Skills: Summarising blocks of text Alternate approaches to… Continue reading

[237120, A2] Wk 7: Task 4 – Questions to Topic Sentence

Visual texts are a medium through which a viewer may gain an understanding not only of the subjects depicted, but of the worldviews informed by the context in which the visual text was… Continue reading

[237120, A2] Wk 7: Task 3 – Contextual Understanding

Contestation Compare & Contrast Table: Conventional Perspective: Treatment of Germany as a result of the Treaty of Versailles (1919) was the cause of WWII   Revisionist Perspective: Treatment of Germany as a result… Continue reading

[237120, A2] Wk 7: Task 2 – Seeing the World: Worldviews

Visual texts hold different depths of meaning depending on the viewer’s degree of contextual understanding. As demonstrated by the ‘myth of photographic truth,’ depictions of subjects in visual texts hold a greater degree… Continue reading

[237120, A2] Wk 7: Task 1 – Visual Analysis Meaning Making ‘Truth and Value’

‘The myth of the photographic truth’ is the exploration of the fallacy that photographs provide detached accounts of the events and surroundings, free from emotional bias (Sturken and Cartwright 16-17). Society’s treatment of… Continue reading

[237120, A2] A2 Component B: My Best Blog Posts 2016

A2 Component B My Best Blog Posts 2016: [237120, A2] Wk 4: Task 3D – MindMap/BrainStorm [237120, A2] Wk 5: Task 4 – Demonstrate Visual Analysis & Contextual Knowledge in a Blog Post… Continue reading

[237120, A2] Wk 5: Task 4 – Demonstrate Visual Analysis & Contextual Knowledge in a Blog Post

David Low was a cartoonist collaborating with various magazines during WWI and the interwar period (1919-1938), creating a breadcrumb trail of historical records in reaction to major events leading up to WWII. By… Continue reading

[237120, A2] Wk 5: Task 3A – Essay Topic Research

a) The image depicts a shadowy room with four men seated on chairs encircling a globe. Two of the men are dressed in military uniform, seated with legs crossed, chests jutting forward wearing… Continue reading

[237120, A2] Wk 5: Task 2 – Sturken & Cartwright Doing Visual Analysis

Sturken and Cartwright’s discussion of the photographs by the photographer Weegee working from the US was incredibly adept in showing the power of visual imagery. The theme of violence prevalent in the discussion… Continue reading

[237120, A2] Wk 5: Task 1 – Visual Literacy Discussion

In his TED Talk on ‘The Power to Tell the Difference: Visual Literacy in a Visual Age,’ Don Levy discusses – among other topics – the need for an anchor in the world. This… Continue reading