Virillio: Part III

Part III, like all the others in Open Sky, was difficult to follow and understand. Virllio spoke upon ideas such as time-space and images.   In order to make things easier to understand, he asks one simple question: What is and should be considered real?   My answer to that is simple. Everything we consume…

Paul Virillo’s Open Sky: Part II

Once again, Paul Virillo displayed his complex philosophies towards the world and how human population functions in Part II of Open Sky. The section consisted of two main chapters, Grey Ecology and Continental Drift. Law & Proximity and Grey Ecology: The main idea of which Virilio attempted to communicate to his readers was a simple…

Paul Virillo’s Open Sky: Part I

Paul Virillo demonstrated his complex mind and philosophies the very first chance he had in Open Sky. It’s easy to allow his thinking and writing to go right over the reader’s head but the basic concept and direction in which Virillo is going is blatantly obvious. Virillo sees mass communication as a poison or pollution…

Reading Images: 10/1/13

Kress and Leeuwen discuss the importance of framing and placement withing an image. Text and photography and where they balance with each other can affect the meaning of an image or an advertisement. Both authors come up with three interrelated systems that ultimately affect the representational and interactive meaning of an image. Informational Value- the…

Viewers Make Meaning: 9/25/13

When does an image gain its image? That is the question Sturken and Cartwright answer in Viewers Make Meaning. To put it simply, producers do not create the meaning of an image, even though they intend to. Consumers or viewers of images are the ones that create meaning behind an advertisement or a work of…