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Visual Transactions

Since 2006, when Facebook became available to the general public, the visual practices of its users, especially the youngest ones, have been described as forms of narcissistic behavior. By analyzing the use of images in dating, this essay reconstructs what users actually do online and reveals a very different picture. From searching for profiles to deciphering their content, the practices observed make utilitarian use of the photographs, which are interpreted as indices and drive a highly pragmatic approach. The multitude of personal sources and the diversity of their content impart a great informational importance to the images, which are nonetheless carefully analyzed, with weight also given to other interactions. This exploration of the sharing and reception of images on networks highlights their transactional value, which encourages behaviors distinguished by reciprocity.
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Translated by "Transactions visuelles"

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Twisted Metal Murals by DALeast | STREET ART

Twisted Metal Murals by DALeast | STREET ART | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

  DALeast landed on this planet in 1984 in China, he then decided to live as an artist in this life. He studied sculpture at the Institute of Fine Arts and began doing art on public space [...]"

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Michelangelo : 'Painting Is Not My Art'

Michelangelo : 'Painting Is Not My Art' | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling making..

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We chose this article for the intellectual section. It highlights a remarkable event in Europe's Art History. This event is the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo. Michelangelo, being the famous artist that he was, influenced our decision to chooswe this topic.

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7 principles of learning design | e4innovation.com

7 principles of learning design | e4innovation.com | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

 

"In this blog post I want to describe seven principles of learning design. [...] The second [principle] is that many of the tools use the power of visualisation as a means of representing the designs. These can then be shared and discussed with other.

 

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Invisible : Art of the Unseen 1957 - 2012 | Southbank Centre

Invisible : Art of the Unseen 1957 - 2012 | Southbank Centre | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

 

" Invisible Art brings together works from the past half century that explore ideas related to the invisible and the hidden. The exhibition includes work by some of the most important artists of our time as well as younger artists who have expanded on their legacy.

From the amusing to the philosophical, there are works you can observe and others you can take part in. [...]" - Southbank Centre is the largest single-run arts centre in the world and includes Royal Festival Hall, Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Poetry Library and 21 acres of creative arts...

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The Radiant Baby | Keith Haring

The Radiant Baby | Keith Haring | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

 

Google Celebrates Legendary Pop Artist

"Google remade its home page logo on May 4 to honor what would have been the 54th birthday of artist Keith Haring, who died of complications from AIDS on February 4, 1990."

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"No, You're Not Fat -- Facebook Just Makes You Think You Are" | [STUDY]

"No, You're Not Fat -- Facebook Just Makes You Think You Are" | [STUDY] | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

"Struggling with body weight issues ? Facebook may be partially to blame, a new study suggests." | A study on www.mashable.com

To teachers & learners working on 'Supersize me', junk food, or any other eating deregulations issue, this might be relevant. The effect of ICT on people's body image...

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Qu'est-ce qu'une image ?

Qu'est-ce qu'une image ? | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

 "Voilà une interrogation qui peut sembler saugrenue, tant elle semble évidente, mais qui en fait recouvre des domaines différents, dont il nous semble utile de comprendre ce qu'ils ont en commun et ce qui les différencie." | Cadrer / Perspective / Temps / Couleur / Lumière / Mouvement / Sémiologie / Dialectiques / Modélisation / ...

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"View of Toledo" | El Greco

"View of Toledo" | El Greco | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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"[...] El Greco portrays the city he lived and worked in for most of his life. The painting belongs to the tradition of emblematic city views, rather than a faithful documentary description. The view of the eastern section of Toledo from the north would have excluded the cathedral, which the artist therefore imaginatively moved to the left of the Alcázar [...]".

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A gorgeous painting -I only knew the painter's portraits and somehow find this landscape most modern...

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Happy Lunar Year ! | Symbols

Happy Lunar Year ! | Symbols | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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          Chinese New Year starts today !

This year, its symbol (the horse) matches with wood  -which makes 2014 a most ignitable year... so they say :o)

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Etruscan Horse - 600 B.C. - height 20cm - Reproduction by 'Waterborough', in the Public Domain. Illustrating the Chinese tradition with an artpiece created by Romans' ancestors makes me kind of smile...

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Facebook: mapping how viral photos spread | Stamen Design

Facebook: mapping how viral photos spread | Stamen Design | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

"Ever wondered what the sharing patterns of a viral online image look like? Well, you're about to find out."

"Following up on last month's map of the world's friendships on Facebook, we've released another visualization of relationships across social networks today. Called "Photo-sharing Explosions," these visualizations look at the different ways that photos shared on George Takei's Facebook page go viral once he's posted them."

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Edvard Munch : Angst-ridden artist or canny businessman ? | The Independent

Edvard Munch : Angst-ridden artist or canny businessman ? | The Independent | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

 

One of the most celebrated paintings by Edvard Munch will go on display alongside a later version of it this month, as part of a major new exhibition of the Norwegian's work.

"Mr Cullinan said it was impossible to tell whether Munch reworked so many of his paintings because he was trying to work through some kind of psychological trauma or obsession, or whether he was just a "very canny businessman", replacing pieces that had been sold. "Probably both are true, but they are contradictory, which is interesting. [...]"

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Museum of the Moving Image

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"Museum of the Moving Image advances the public understanding and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. It does so by collecting, preserving, and providing access to moving-image related artifacts, screening significant films and other moving-image works, presenting exhibitions of artifacts, artworks, and interactive experiences, and offering educational and interpretive programs to students, teachers, and the general public."

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New York City social map | Livehoods

New York City social map | Livehoods | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

"The Livehoods Project presents a new methodology for studying the dynamics, structure, and character of a city on a large scale using social media and machine learning. Using data such as tweets and check-ins, we are able to discover the hidden structures of the city with machine learning. Our techniques reveal a snap-shot of the dynamic areas the comprise the city, which we call Livehoods."

             >> New York City Livehoods Map

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Animated GIFs : The Birth of a Medium | Off Book | PBS

"GIFs are one of the oldest image formats used on the web. Throughout their history, they have served a huge variety of purposes, from functional to entertainment. Now, 25 years after the first GIF was created, they are experiencing an explosion of interest and innovation that is pushing them into the terrain of art. [...]

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