Another thought to toss onto your expanding pile of thoughts, Mieke. My
graduate thesis was to be on the effect of the transition from a visual
to a reading society in the years that the printing press became the
innovative and accepted technology of the day. Now it seems we are
going in the other direction--from verbal to visual communication. I
doubt the "old" stuff is of any value to your thesis, but I found the
idea interesting in itself. Joan
On Aug 5, 2008, at 2:30 PM, Bursch, Catherine M (DFG) wrote:
> When I teach, especially teenagers, Iím always thinkingÖ. How can I
> make this relate to their life; does this relate to their life? And,
> how can I get them involved the most I can, physically. The old thing
> about getting the student to use as many senses as they can to help
> them understand and retain the information. †If they are subjected to
> a lecture where they canít interact or move their body beyond
> listening and looking, you loose them more quickly
> †So maybe the concept of the field of illustration becoming more 3-D
> and interactive.. How can we more fully connect and mix the
> traditional visual communication with other techniques that call on
> more of our senses. Including touch and interaction.
> †Just a thought.
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> illustration history!
> What about researching the future of 3D illustration? I think as we
> are progressing in our technology, computer learning and 3D images are
> becoming more mainstream... and with that comes not only the ability
> to rotate an image to any angle but also to make layers, so we can see
> what lies underneath, say, the skin of a human or the outer shell of a
> nuclear reactor. There are many ways you could go with that, from
> using existing software to getting down and dirty to write your own.
> You could make a hologram - no monitors needed! ...or maybe that's
> too far off yet.
> Just an idea.
> Heather Ward
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