I am finally trawling through my notes from the Visual Learning Conference and promise to share the most interesting excerpts here. TO START, we had a fabulous keynote speaker, Scott McCloud. Chris Francese, Professor of Classical Languages at Dickinson College, wrote this blog post reflecting on Scott’s address: “Comics and Visual Communication: Scott McCloud at Carleton Viz...
Dickinson College Commentaries →
Thanks to Chris Francese, Professor of Classical Languages at Dickinson College, for blogging about Scott McCloud’s keynote address!
Laws of PowerPoint
In this session now. Thanks, Doug Foxgrover, for these tips! Text must be readable—and not much of it Show what you want others to see Time your visuals to complement your talk
First night and second day
Scott McCloud delivered a humorous and heartfelt talk last night. Off to a good start today with coffee and muffins! We’re currently learning about visualizing history, literature, and theater, Teaching with VETs, data visualization and cultural patterns, and creativity in museums and across disciplines. Happy to see real-time Tweets at #vizlearning12!
Weather Report: Looking Good →
The Visual Learning: Transforming the Liberal Arts Conference starts tomorrow! In honor of the 21st century, I decided to learn how to use Twitter today, thanks in part to David Bruff’s tutorial. If you are a Twitter user, please check us out: #VizLearning12. We will undoubtedly have updates tomorrow and throughout the rest of the weekend, so keep track of us here and on Twitter!
The video, “Journalism in the Age of Data” was my first extended introduction to data visualization. Geoff McGee produced it during a 2009-2010 John S. Knight Fellowship at Stanford. After sharing it with many students I started wondering about the implications of data visualization and Information Graphics for a Liberal arts College. In some ways I think that the issues raised in...
I’m pillaging from Derek Bruff’s fantastic blog, Agile Learning. This video is about DATA.
Nancy Duarte on PowerPoint and how to use it well →
Mark Applebaum, featured in the above TED talk, will present at the Visual Learning Conference at 3:30 pm on Saturday, September 30th.
Rethinking Art Museum Labels →
Ultimately We Are All Outsiders →
Article of the day! By Calvin Pryluck. Pre-reading for Ethics of Visual Representation in Liberal Arts Classrooms: A Media Arts Perspective.
Registration deadline is today! →
Register for the Visual Learning Conference at Carleton College, September 28-30th, 2012
Agile Thinking/Agile Publishing at Harvard →
A curricular exhibition at Harvard University, featured on Beyond the Printed Page: Museum Digital Publishing Bliki. Thanks to Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, artist and Curator of Library Art and Exhibitions at Carleton College, for another great suggestion!
"How to Make Good Pictures" →
Just found this incredible resource! Here at Carleton we’ve had several discussions about what it means to make a good picture. Looks like MoMA has been having similar conversations. Check out this link to MoMA’s interactive webpage for “How to Make Good Pictures: Manuals and the Popularization of Amateur Photography,” (exhibition open till July 29th).
Hello and welcome!
Thank you for coming (by accident or intentionally) to my blog. This blog is really an extension of the Visual Learning: Transforming the Liberal Arts Conference website. It is a VERY COOL and FLEXIBLE extension in that it will feature bits and bobs that couldn’t quite fit onto the main website or that are part of developing conversations that lend themselves to the blog format. ...