Visual Communication and Disciplinary Vision
To what extent do images help to frame what can and cannot be known? A central theme of this course is that images and visual communication do not simply represent objects, ideas or concepts within a given field of practice; instead, they are essential in the construction of the field itself and in shaping the vision of its participants. Participants in a given discipline or field of practice learn to see in distinct ways according to established conventions. This training of vision is further reinforced as participants apply this knowledge in their own practices of visual communication. This course examines the role of visual communication in the construction of disciplinary vision.