Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Images and Narratives

In class today we've learned that images are very important in narratives. Images show different perspectives of different cultural customs and stories. They help us in answering questions about how we should create and tell our stories. For example, Pat provided an example in class about a guy named Jacques Lacan, a French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who made prominent contributions to psychology. According to Prof Pat and Wikipedia, Lacan provided the idea of the "Gaze," a psychoanalytical term that describes a condition where the mature autonomous subject observes "the observation of himself" in a mirror." This relates to culture because the "Gaze" allows the viewer to relate their identities into a specific object and/or art. Prof Pat also said that we are responsible for what we make, whether its something simple or complex. We learn by watching a variety of "digital images" rather than just learning from one thing.

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