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Selected news about graphic design, photography, film studies and media & interaction design for CV students at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
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Marshall McLuhan in Two Minutes: A Brief Animated Introduction to the 1960s Media Theorist Who Predicted Our Present

Marshall McLuhan in Two Minutes: A Brief Animated Introduction to the 1960s Media Theorist Who Predicted Our Present | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

55 years ago, McLuhan wrote that “the next medium, whatever it is – it may be the extension of consciousness – will include television as its content, not as its environment. A computer as a research and communication instrument could enhance retrieval, obsolesce mass library organization, retrieve the individual’s encyclopedic function and flip it into a private line to speedily tailored data of a salable kind.” As we’ve since discovered, these developments have both their upsides and downsides. But as Coupland writes, consider that passage seriously and “see if it doesn’t give you a chill.”

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Book of the Week: Marshall McLuhan’s The Medium is the Massage

Book of the Week: Marshall McLuhan’s The Medium is the Massage | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Media philosopher Marshall McLuhan (1939–80) sought to explain the effects of different electronic media, which he saw as having a larger influence on shaping culture than the information being communicated by that media. In The Medium is the Massage (Gingko Press, 2001, Penguin Books, 2008)—originally published in 1967 by Bantam—McLuhan collaborated with the groundbreaking graphic designer Quentin Fiore to distill the theorist’s provocative, complex ideas into a powerful image-driven experience for the general reader.

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Fuck the Press – Campaign by Reporters Without Borders

Fuck the Press – Campaign by Reporters Without Borders | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

A new advocacy campaign launched by Reporters sans frontières (Reporters Without Borders) for the World Day of Press Freedom, which took place on May 3. Or when great dictators and world leaders muzzle the press, from Kim Jung Un to Poutine through Bachar El Assad or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad… A campaign created by BETC Paris.

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Submit Saturdays: hypnotic digital media art by Sam Cannon

Submit Saturdays: hypnotic digital media art by Sam Cannon | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

We are thrilled to launch Submit Saturdays, a year long series of articles in partnership with Squarespace. Be it a professional work website, a shop, a social enterprise or a site that hosts a personal project, Submit Saturdays will showcase the work of creatives around the world who use the online platform Squarespace. This is a great new opportunity to share your projects and ideas with our readers.

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French paper published without photographs

French paper published without photographs | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The French newspaper Libération published its entire issue yesterday without photographs. It was aimed at showing the importance of photography at a time when photojournalists are being laid off while continuing to risk their lives in conflict zones.

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Jake Barton: Audio Design Matters

Jake Barton: Audio Design Matters | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Jake Barton is founder and principal of Local Projects, an award-winning media design firm for museums and public spaces. Jake is recognized as a leader in the field of interaction design for physical spaces, and in the creation of collaborative storytelling projects where participants generate content. Currently, Local Projects is partnered with Thinc Design as lead exhibition designers for The National September 11th Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center.

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