H Visual Culture

Essential Questions

  • bansky_warholWhat is the human impulse to re-present the world around us in image form?
  • What is the value of art?
  • Is an image able to capture “truth”?
  • What meaning does an “original” contain? What meaning does a “reproduction” have?

Students will know and be able to…

  • Define and discuss current topics and terms of visual culture
  • Apply the concepts of visual culture to the films and readings part of this unit

Tues 10/24
*Printed drafts of Dancer review due

Intro to Visual Culture

What is the human impulse to re-present the world around us?

What is art?  Is this art?

  • Define what art is
  • Evaluate images and whether they are art or not

HW:  In your journal, responding to the prompt about qualities and details of the 2 images – what makes one image more art than the other or what makes them both art? neither?

Wed 10/25
cont. What is art?

Thurs 10/26
Watching an excerpt of Cave of Forgotten Dreams (9.20-1902 & 1.01.16 -45.13)

HW:  Seeing Is Believing Ch 1.

Fri 10/27
Cave (1.00-47.53)

  • Responses to viewing
  • What is Staniszewski’s point on the paintings?
  • What is her argument about art?

Reviewing the revision

  • Creative title that reflects the idea of your piece
  • Italicize film titles
  • Move away from reaction to evaulation
  • Evaluate LvT’s choices
  • What are your expectations of cinema?

Revisions due Tuesday 10/31 on both classroom and turnitin.com

Mon 10/30

Tues 10/31
Finish reading and annotating Staniszewski

  • Main ideas annotation doc

In-class reading annotating Practices of Looking (Introduction) and assigned section

  • Images, Power, Politics and Representation 9-16
  • Myth of Photographic Truth 16-22
  • Images & Ideology 22-26
  • Negotiating Meaning 26-33
  • Value of Images 34-36
  • Image Icons 36-46

HW: Reading and annotating Practices of Looking (the rest of the packet).  Even though you are assigned sections, you need to be familiar with all of the concepts (there is a test coming up)

Wed 11/1
Group – Identifying the main ideas in Practices of Looking

  • Working with your assigned group, you will identify the new and significant information, key terms, and confusing information
  • Apply the information to discuss one of the images from the text
  • Decide on one image to use  to help support the core concept from your section.

HW: Continue reading and annotating Practices of Looking

Thurs 11/2
Presentations on Practices of Looking

HW:  Reflection on the quarter

Fri 11/3
Presentations on Practices of Looking

HW: Viewing Guide to Ways of Seeing episode 1

Mon 11/6
Pick up with image icons

Q1 Reflections

Introduction to Exit

Tues 11/7
Election Day – No School

Wed 11/8
Exit through the Gift Shop

Introduction to contemporary topics assignment

Thurs 11/9
Quiz on VC concepts

continue Exit

Fri 11/10

Monday 11/13
Exit and applying concepts of VC

HW:  response on Google classroom: What concept(s) of visual culture are present in the film? Remember Banksy is the director – the creator. So what concept is he addressing?

Tues 11/14
finish Exit and unpacking the ideas as related to our unit

HW:  Preparing for Socratic Discussion

Wed 11/15
Discussion and reflection

HW:  Keep thinking about the details of the film and the artwork as it relates to concepts of visual culture

Thurs 11/16
Finish discussion and reflection from yesterday

Contemporary issues –

HW:  Response on classroom

Fri 11/17
Working through understanding of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

Mon 11/20
Experiencing the cave and how does it work with the rest of our unit

Tues 11/21
Working on creating your own appropriated pieces

Wed 11/22
Drop & Happy Thanksgiving!

Mon 11/27
Gallery show and reflection on what you took away from creating your own piece and working with the idea of appropriating images to say something new and what it helped you to understand about your own visual culture

Starting Marie Antoinette

Tues 11/28
cont. Marie Antoinette

HW:  online response on Classroom

Wed 11/29
Marie Antoinette

HW:  Preparing for discussion

Thurs 11/30
finish Marie Antoinette

  • What is her purpose with the film?
  • How does she use a variety of elements and techniques to construct that purpose?

HW:  For tomorrow’s discussion, you are required to bring 3 discussion questions about the film and Coppola’s purpose and 3 quotes from the visual culture readings that we can use to discuss the film.

Fri 12/1
Backchannel discussion

HW: Assignment overview and proposal

Mon 12/4
Newsworthy Topics Presentation

Introduction to the multi-modal assignment

HW:  Writing the proposal

Tues 12/5
In-class conferences on the proposals

Gathering evidence and details related to your topic

HW:  continue gathering evidence and details

Wed 12/6

Thurs 12/7
Class work day and conferencing

Fri 12/8
Class work day and conferencing

Using youtube clips in Adobe Spark

HW:  Introduction and evidence due on Monday

Mon 12/11
In class discussion of Newsworthy Topics

HW:  continue making progress

Tues 12/12
Students receive feedback on intro and progress thus far

In-class work day

Wed 12/13
In-class work day

HW:  If you haven’t already, beginning the composition process in Adobe Spark.

  • How are you using images?
  • How are you arranging text and image on the page?

Thurs 12/14
In-class peer review

Friday 12/15
Final in-class work day.  Assignment due at 2.05 Monday even though we drop!

Mon 12/18
*Assignment Due

Tues 12/19
In-class reflection writing

Wed 12/20
Applying your learning to holiday viewing

Our units thus far:

  • Introduction to Cinematic Language
  • Hollywood vs. Foreign Cinema
  • Visual Culture

HW:  online discussion

Thurs 12/21
cont. holiday viewing

HW:  continued online discussion

Fri 12/22
finish holiday viewing

HW:  Have a wonderful break!  See you in the new year!