Visual ethnography- Visual anthropology is a sub field of social anthropology that is concerned, in part, with the study and production of ethnographic photography, film and, since the mid-1990's, new media. More recently it has been used by historians of science and visual culture
Interdisciplinary - Interdisciplinary or interdisciplinary studies involves the combining of two or more academic disciplines into one activity. It draws knowledge from several other fields like sociology, anthropology, psychology, economics etc. It is about creating something by thinking across boundaries
Anthropological - Anthropology is the scientific study of humans and human behavior and societies in the past and present. Social anthropology and cultural anthropology study the norms and values of societies. Linguistic anthropology studies how language affects social life.( relating to the study of humankind.) Phenomenological-Phenomenology is the philosophical study of the structures of experience and consciousness. As a philosophical movement it was founded in the early years of the 20th century by Edmund Husserl and was later expanded upon by a circle of his followers at the universities of Göttingen and Munich in Germany (relating to the science of phenomena as distinct from that of the nature of being.)
Definition: Art- the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
*In this reading I didn't really understood it well enough until the author had mention some connection with art like photography or visual image and when she did that I was starting to understand it a little better. The key term "Art" means an expression of some visual form and when I think about it, to me I understood it through art because I could understand it in a another form expression. So the term art means to me is a visual form to understand any type of expression form of anything.
Julien Wilks 7/8/19 ASSIGNMENT
During the class meeting time: Create a short photo essay that explains something that you want to say about the exhibit on view in the Frederick Layton Gallery.
The way how I responded to the exhibit was that each of the artworks where interesting on its own but nothing didn’t really catch my attention the most. I’m not saying any of them were bad but they didn’t really give the impact I was looking for until I saw this particular piece that involved with some type of medical work involved. This artwork expressed to me a very impact impression on me because it was about how people who have diabetes and they could take this little machine that’s light and you can carry it around anywhere with you. The artist wants to express for the viewers that this is a medical tool meant for people who aren’t able to bring with them some certain medicines because it could be not available or it’s uncomfortable for them to bring it out in public and with this medical tool it’s and compatible and not noticeable. I also choose this work because I know people in my family and at church who could use this product because of the small design it nice for people who can’t carry heavy or delicate medical supplies with them. When I was looking around the gallery I was mostly focusing on the artworks that had mostly illustration involved because I’m mostly into that or some graphic design but I was really intrigued by the design of the product called the “Anchor” because it looks like a mouse for a computer and it hides under the clothes for convenience. This work is very beneficial to anyone because of it's great convenience to people but looking at the product it tells me that because of how great it could be for people it might be very expensive for the public. But I believe that creator of this work knows that it would great if it's cheaper so that way for the public who has medical issues it would be less of strain on the money and themselves.
My claim about this artwork piece is that it is very beneficial for the public because of medical reasons such as diabetes, insulin shots, etc and its important for people who might have emergencies quickly but that doesn't want people to see that. My perspective of the gallery was that it was interesting and nice to see all the work in the gallery, the one thing that shocked me the most was seeing the giant wooden craving horse because I had thought to myself " wow this really well carved well and detailed but also what was the point of this" that was my thoughts about that piece until when we had discussed about in class what the purpose of it and we thought that the purpose of it was to draw the audience to the gallery which was a really great idea for the people. After seeing that horse I went around the rest of the gallery to observe the other pieces and each really engaging because the use of design in each of the pieces. There was one artwork that used a video film in it and I looked at it for a good moment to trying to understand it but couldn't understand it so I had lost my interest in it to go to another work. All the works were good in the gallery but I wanted to chose one piece to focus and observe how it benefits to the public. Overall that was my view towards the gallery and I still appreciate and feel inspired from each of the works especially the one that have graphic design in it because my major is communication design and this gives me a view for what I'm gonna do for my thesis.
Visual Anthropology Photo essay notes Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) - The Kurdistan Workers' Party or PKK is a Kurdish far-left militant and political organization based in Turkey and Iraq. -“ 3 Other genres we wish to encourage reflections on and experiments with include the graphic novel, forms of mapping and data modeling drawn from the geographical, medical, and biological sciences, painting, and conceptual art.” Cultural Anthropology- Cultural anthropology is a branch of anthropology focused on the study of cultural variation among humans. It is in contrast to social anthropology, which perceives cultural variation as a subset of the anthropological constant. Anthropology- Anthropology is the scientific study of humans and human behavior and societies in the past and present. Social anthropology studies patterns of behavior and cultural anthropology studies cultural meaning, including norms and values. Linguistic anthropology studies how language influences social life. -“ The photo essay is a narrative construction. It is associated primarily with mass-circulation illustrated magazines, in particular, LIFE magazine in the United States.2 Photo essays were once the primary vehicle for photojournalism, employing a format that combined the skills of journalists and photographers, sometimes working closely together.”
-Photo essays rely on photographs to explain how social life looks and how cultures look, so photo essays are a way for people to understand misunderstood photos properly with more context.
Photo Essays : are a combination of writing with photographs,A photo-essay is a set or series of photographs that are made to create series of emotions in the viewer. A photo essay will often show pictures in deep emotional stages. Photo essays range from purely photographic works to photographs with captions or small comments to full text essays illustrated with photographs
visualization : Visualization or visualisation is any technique for creating images, diagrams, or animations to communicate a message. Visualization through visual imagery has been an effective way to communicate both abstract and concrete ideas since the dawn of humanity
-"Photo essays can offer a sense of subjective experience of a social experience, What does it feel like?" I like this passage in the reading because when I did my photo essays I mostly aiming at how I felt about them and how they could assist people just like myself or anyone else.