Assignment 5 – Digital Identities 2

Use your tutor’s feedback on Assignment Four to help you develop your Assignment 4 “digital identities” project to the point of resolution. The method of presentation that you choose for your project should be appropriate to, and complement, the work you make. Your work may suit a print-based submission, or it may be appropriate toContinue reading “Assignment 5 – Digital Identities 2”

Exercise 4.4 – The Selfie Phenomenon

The selfie can be seen in many different formats; evidence of something happening; exploitation and marketing of a certain type of image; narcissism or exhibitionism; a desire to fit in, to see and be seen and also as a trophy – proof that the person or persons within the image have a position of prominenceContinue reading “Exercise 4.4 – The Selfie Phenomenon”

Exercise 4.3 – Internet Memes

We are asked to read Limor Shifman’s essay ‘The Cultural Logic of Photo-Based Meme Genres’ in Journal of Visual Culture, December 2014, Vol.13(3), pp.340–58 and then taking inspiration from an image or idea which has been researched, create a photographic response to an internet meme Shirmins analysis on the photo based meme has proven toContinue reading “Exercise 4.3 – Internet Memes”

Exercise 4.2 – Foucault and Panopticonism

The student is asked to link to the OCA online resources and read Michael Foucault’s essay ‘Panopticism’, reproduced in Evans & Hall (1999) Visual Culture: The Reader, London: Sage Sage, pp.61–71. Once the essay has been read, the student is asked to make notes in their learning log. Foucault visits the idea of the Panopticon, a designContinue reading “Exercise 4.2 – Foucault and Panopticonism”

Exercise 4.1 – Alter Egos Online

The virtual world of Second Life was launched by Linden Labs in 2003 as a digital experiment which allowed users of the application access into what is essentially a user-generated, multi-user experience. It was the first time that an unlimited virtual reality connected users from across the world in an environment such as that imaginedContinue reading “Exercise 4.1 – Alter Egos Online”

Exercise 3.4 Post-photojournalism

The exercise asks us to look at the work of one of the practitioners discussed in this project. Write a short analysis of one of their projects or the practitioner’s overall approach. Comment on how appropriate you think their creative responses are. What is your impression of the evolving nature of photojournalism? I began byContinue reading “Exercise 3.4 Post-photojournalism”

Exercise 3.3 – Breaking the News?

Prior to the exercise; Read Allan, S. ‘Blurring Boundaries: Professional and Citizen Journalism in a Digital Age’ (pp.187–200) in Lister, M. (2013) The Photographic Image in Digital Culture, provided with your course materials. • Read Jose Navarro’s blog criticising the BBC’s use of images of the 2012 Denver cinema shootings. • Read this useful essayContinue reading “Exercise 3.3 – Breaking the News?”

Exercise 3.2 – A Controversial Photograph

This exercise asks the student to find one or two recent photographs within the public domain that you consider to be ‘controversial’ or to transgress social barriers. Write a short entry in your learning log (up to 500 words) about why you feel it is controversial. To describe why the following image is controversial, IContinue reading “Exercise 3.2 – A Controversial Photograph”

Exercise 3.1 – Unmasking Photo Opportunities, Cubistically

Read Fred Ritchin’s essay ‘Toward a Hyperphotography’ in Ritchin, F. (2008) After Photography, New York: W.W. Norton. Look at the websites Ritchin discusses. Can you find any visual examples of ‘cubistically unmasking photo opportunities’? Look for multiple points of view around a single news event or story. Make some notes in your learning log. FredContinue reading “Exercise 3.1 – Unmasking Photo Opportunities, Cubistically”

Exercise 2.3

In your exercise for this section, you’ll produce a piece of work that either explores the family album and its iconography or reflects on representations of the self in digital culture. Produce a series of six photographs (these can be photo montage, staged photography,work using found images, work including images from your own family archives,Continue reading “Exercise 2.3”