Questions- “Intertext” & “The Concept of Authorship”

21 04 2009

1. The first article mentions that the electronic medium threatens to reverse the attitudes fostered by the press by breaking down the barrier between author and reader.  How serious do you think this threat is?

2.  The article says to understand how “constructed” our concept of authorship is, we need to look at the Middle Ages, did our view necessarily start then or has it been and ongoing development?

3.  When it comes to citations and authorship, is more necessarily better?  In your opinion, why or why not?

Questions – Networks of Remediation

16 04 2009

1.) How does photography act as a perfect example in determining the logics of immediacy and hypermediacy?

2.) The article mentions that each new medium has to find its economic place by replacing or supplementing what is already available.  Can remediation be economically harming if it is not effective?

3.)The article talks about how hypermediacy reemerges in every era, regardless of how rigorously technologies of transparency may try to exclude it. Transparency needs hypermediacy. Agree or disagree?


“Mediation and Remediation”- Questions

13 04 2009

1.  In the reading it is mentioned that no medium can now function independently and establish its own identity and purified meaning.  I am not sure if I entirely agree with this.  Do you agree or disagree?

2.  Remediation as reform refers to the idea of improving upon or correcting something that is lacking.  Doyou think the cycle of remediation as reform will continue to inch closer and closer to “reality” or will there eventually be a point where nothing more can be done?

3.  Remediation tends to cause things to become more imediate, but does it also require some form of hypermediacy?

Drucker Reading Questions

3 03 2009

1.)  The article mentions style of typography as a visible feature of the method of production.  Do you feel that a particular artist or designer should establish a style of typography and stick to it, or do you believe they should be veratile and change style depending on there purpose?

2.)  The author believes that it doesn’t matter how language is written, its message is always influenced by its form.  Do you agree or disagree with this statement or does the way language is written effect the message?

3.)  The language techniques that some businesses use deviates from conventional language.  For example, displaying “UNEDA WINDOW” is not immediately processed correctly.  Does this technique cause you to pay more attention to it and look at it again or ingore it?  Is this form effective in your opinion?

Chapter 7 Questions

17 02 2009

1.) The chapter mentions that publicity images are often a competitive medium which ultimately benefits the public (the consumer)? Do you feel these images are always beneficial to the consumer? Why or why not?

2.) Publicity images propose to each of us that we transform our lives, or ourselves, by buying something more. Can you think of a personal experience with a publicity image where you were persuaded to transform yourself by buying more?

3.) Publicity is about social relations. Do you feel that these publicity images would be much less effective if people weren’t brainwashed into believing they must fit in socially?

“Pictures, Symbols, Signs”

9 02 2009


1.)  The reading mentioned that an image can and will often serve more than one fuction.  What is an example of an image that would serve all three functions?

2.)  A picture is a statement about visual
qualities, and such a statement can be complete at any level of abstractness.  Do you agree or disagree with the idea that abstractness is not incompleteness?

3.)  Do you believe an image needs to be highly detailed in order to stand as a symbol of something why or why not?

Week 3 -Questions

3 02 2009

Week 3 Readings

1.) The article mentions that purely abstract decoration has a very legitimate role in art. How much is considered to much?

2.) The readings mention that art is often distinguished between two aspects, content and form. What is considered a purely aesthetic work of art?

3.) Do you think that the idea of art as communication and persuasion will eventually become  almost non existent?