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Interpreting Images

Event Type
Conference/Workshop
Sponsor
University Library
Location
The workshop will be held in the Main Library, Library 314. Take the north stairwell (Armory and Wright Street entrance) to the 3rd floor of the Main Library and make a left at the top of the stairs.
Date
Oct 29, 2014   3:00 - 3:50 pm  
Speaker
Sarah Christensen, Visual Resources Curator, schrstn@illinois.edu‬ and Cara Finnegan, Associate Professor, Communications‬, caraf@illinois.edu
Cost
Free
Registration
Registration
E-Mail
learnlib@library.illinois.edu
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Many of us agree with the veracity of the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words,” yet it can often be difficult to analyze an image and discern its intended meaning. “Reading” images and visual media can be subjective, and multiple meanings can be transmitted through a visual work. How does one deconstruct various pictorial, graphic, technical, historical, cultural, and design components of a visual work in order to glean meaning? How does accompanying text or the source of a visual work affect one’s understanding of an image? Image interpretation and analysis are key components of the research and selection process, as an image must be understood accurately in order for it to be effective in a scholarly context. This workshop will provide an interpretative and analytical framework for evaluating and selecting visual media. 

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ALL WORKSHOPS ARE SPONSORED BY THE GRADUATE COLLEGE AND RESEARCH AND INFORMATION SERVICES AND THE SCHOLARLY COMMONS, UNIVERSITY LIBRARY.

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