2004 Presidential Election Maps, Cartograms, and Analyses
See how statistical graphics can be highly misleading and politically incendiary. See Also Edward Tufte.
@LASCAUX Virtual Reality Art Installation
Benjamin Britton's Lascaux Virtual Reality Project
Angkor Wat restoration
Conservation and restoration of Angkor Wat using computer graphics techniques
Art dictionaries: ArtLex
Huge! definitions for more than 3,600 terms used in discussing art / visual culture, along with thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, great quotations and cross-references
Art dictionaries: Words of Art
Another art dictionary
Artcyclopedia: The Fine Art Search Engine
Great art online, from over 8,000 famous painters, sculptors and photographers, at art museum sites & image archives worldwide
Digital Evidence Raises Doubts
On the admissibility of digital evidence in courts.
Ed Fredkin believes that everything can be modeled computationally, and I mean *everything*.
Florence Art Guide - The Baptistery Doors
"These doors took 27 years to complete (1425-1452), but the result was so outstanding (even Michelangelo said that they were "worthy of Paradise") Baudrillard, Jean, Simulations, Semiotext(e) 1983, "The Precession of Simulacra," pp. 1-80
Images Imperfect: The Legacy of Scientific Illustration
Interesting article about the pros and cons of scientific illustration.
Interesting Use of Cropping in an Advertisement
"In for Life" advertisement movie for a cleaning product
John F. Kennedy Assassination Game
Controversial 'docu-game' recreates the surroundings and events from November 23, 1963 when President Kennedy was assassinated.
Media Effects Model - Critique
10 thing wrong with media effect model
Media Effects Model - Overview
Communication theory about influence of visual models
NPR Story on theMarlboro Man
NPR feature on how the famous advertising icon was created and evolved.
Project Renaissance: Visual Thinking Techniques
Methods for improving problem-solving abilities using Renaissance-era principles, many visually-based.
An archive of science and nature images.
Semiotics: A Primer for Designers
A helpful glossary of some of the terminology used in art semiotics.
Software Detects the True Artist
Dartmouth College team develops authentication software to detect multiple painters in a work of art
Statue of Saddam Hussein Destroyed
Showing "a few Iraquis" celebrating rather than the hoards that news photos made it seem like.
Structuralism and Saussure
Ferdinand de Saussure (November 26, 1857 - February 22, 1913)
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_de_Saussure
The Analysis of Images - Words and Pictures
A nice, short writeup of image theory; from the Analysis of the Visual Image course at the University of Newcastle, Australia
The Credit Card Prank
"How crazy would I have to make my signature before someone would actually notice?"
How crazy would I have to make my signature before someone would actually notice?
The History Project
Photos from the History Project at UC-Davis.
The Sokal Hoax: Overview of the Controversy
Descripton of the Sokal hoax. See also Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity
The Sokal Hoax: The Paper and the Controversy
In the Spring of 1996 Physicist Alan Sokal published a hoax theory paper in a respected academic journal "Social Text.
Sokal's website contains many documents on the hoax, including the the text of the paper: Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity"
The World of Michel Foucault
Includes many of his writings, eg Archeology of Knowledge
Times Square monitoring/surveillance
Sensors, helicopters, and computer graphics keep eye on Times Square
Visual Communication - Visual Rhetorics: A List of Links
Some helpful links to examples of visual media. Of particular interest: the "early visual media" section.
Visual Expert Human Factors: Photographs vs. Reality
law site. Problems of using photos in court to represent "what people would have seen"