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Title Eloquent images : word and image in the age of new media / edited by Mary E. Hocks and Michelle R. Kendrick
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2003]


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Description vi, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction. Eloquent images / Mary E. Hocks and Michelle R. Kendrick -- Part I. Visual and verbal practices in new media: 1. Critical theory and the challenge of new media; 2. Seriously visibls; 3. The dialogics of new media: video, visualization and narrative in "Red Planet: Scientific and Cultural Encounters with Mars" -- Part II. Historical relationships between word and image: 4. Recovering the multimedia history of writing in the public texts of ancient Egypt; 5. Digital images and classical persuasion; 6. The word as image in an age of digital reproduction -- Part III. Perception and knowledge in visual and verbal texts: 7. Same difference: evolving conclusions about textuality and new media; 8. Illustrations, images and anti-illustrations; 9. Cognitive and educational implications of visually rich media: images and imagination -- Part IV. Identities and cultures in digital designs: 10. Feminist cyborgs live on the World Wide Web: international and not so international contexts; 11. Unheimlich maneuver: self-image and identifatory practice in virtual reality environments; 12. Eloquent interfaces: humanities-based analysis in the age of hypermedia; 13. Writing a story in virtual reality
Summary "The emergence of New Media has stimulated debate about the power of the visual to dethrone the cultural prominence of textuality and print. Some scholars celebrate the proliferation of digital images, arguing that it suggests a return to a pictorial age when knowledge was communicated through images as well as through words. Others argue that the inherent conflict between texts and images creates a battleground between the feminized, seductive power of images and the masculine rationality of the printed word. Eloquent Images suggests that these debates misunderstand the dynamic interplay that has always existed between word and image. Arguing that the complex relationship between text and image in New Media does not represent a radical rupture from the past, the book examines rhetorical and cultural uses of word and image both historically and currently. It shows that complex, interpenetrating relationships between verbal and visual communication systems were already evident in hieroglyphic writing and in ancient rhetoric and persist in the work of classical rhetoricians, in cultural studies of technology, even in the binary code distinctions of digital environments. The essays blend theory, critique, and design practice to explore the often contradictory relations of word and image. All of them call for theoretically grounded approaches to hypermedia design." -- Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Interactive multimedia.
Visual communication.
Digital media.
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung
Author Hocks, Mary E.
Kendrick, Michelle R.
LC no. 2002035062
ISBN 0262083175 alkaline paper