Mike Madison

I like the example Jeff has given about the coke bottle that got dropped on the primitive culture. I was told a couple years ago about a book about an anthropologist who is researching a society. That society had a lot of very strange objects and methodology. As it turns out, the anthropologist is actually…

Read more Through the Looking Glass

I thought it was interesting that Jeff brought up layers and time lines in class today. I’m by no means an expert with Flash or Photoshop, but I use both of them both personally and at work. Recently, I’ve started using a new program called Adobe Flex. Its the same general (ish) idea as Flash,…

Read more Stepping off the Timeline

So I really got to thinking on Tuesday while we were discussing the magazines that fashion, like video games, or heroin (not necessarily different from video games) is much like an addiction. Our culture today is heavily dependent on “fixes” to help a person get through the day (see smoking figures. On a side note,…

Read more The Everquest Effect

After reading Manovich this week, and making a dent in Barnard, I find it really very interesting how open the topic of visual culture seems to be. I’m no expert (obviously) but it seems in a lot of other fields out there that most professionals / educators / researchers / bums seem to really focus…

Read more Visualization

So the entire time we were discussing Montages in class, I had this little voice in the back of my head singing the song from “Team America,” which, surprisingly, is all about montages. I briefly considered posting a youtube video of the song but A: I couldn’t find it, and B: during my 10 minute…

Read more Montage