Lecture Outtakes: Color Meaning

Don't Reinvent the Color Wheel Sorry, couldn't help myself! During week two we discussed color meanings, and there are so many great resources on the web that rather than do double duty, I've curated a bunch of links to some of my favorite color resources around the web. The winner is ... Smashing Magazine. Divvied … Continue reading Lecture Outtakes: Color Meaning

Lecture Outtakes: Social Media

[Social media have caused] a shift in trust: to the brand known as 'friend.' -Edelman, 2010 It goes without saying that social media have profoundly changed the practice of public relations and, by extension, public relations visual communication. One need not look far to find ample examples. Crowdsourced Content Jonathan Jones gave a great talk … Continue reading Lecture Outtakes: Social Media

Lecture Outtakes: Media Ethics

Media Ethics and Communitarianism Way back in week 6 we discussed several well-known ethical approaches: Kant's categorical imperative (which shapes current thought in the North Atlantic countries), Aristotle's golden mean, and Bentham and Mill's utilitarianism. The full lecture is available on Scribd. This week I spent some time discussing communitariansim, which is outlined by scholars … Continue reading Lecture Outtakes: Media Ethics

Lecture Outtakes: Convergence

What Is Convergence? According to Webster.com, convergence is defined as "the merging of distinct technologies, industries or devices into a unified whole." Convergence among various hardware, software and interpersonal encounters can be used to achieve synergistic outcomes. With regard to the practice of public relations, it is useful to subdivide the term into categories. It … Continue reading Lecture Outtakes: Convergence

Lecture Outtakes: Color Theory

Colors are the mother tongue of the subconscious. -Carl Jung Color Meanings Color is one of my favorite topics in Vis Com. In class we touched on color meanings, which are of course subject to myriad factors, including age, gender, personal experience, mood, ethnic identity, nationality, history... One of the most interesting color (eh hem, … Continue reading Lecture Outtakes: Color Theory