This lecture summaries what I have been doing with the students over the last four weeks, where we have been talking about communication design, and storytelling.
In this section, the object was to get the students to understand how meaning works, and moves as the affordances of the format they are working in changes. Key to that were the learning activities they had to do in class. Over the four weeks, they focused on telling stories visually moving from a two-colour minimalist execution, to photographs, to five-frame comic style execution. They moved on to learn how to make execution that differed in format but had to tell the same story. Key in this section was the notion of authorship and the audience. We then introduced both descriptive writing - text that could stand outside the images and still make sense - and integrated writing - text that works with the image to tell the story.
In this week's podcast Terry and Hammy start talking about the state, social contract and the effect that has on out lives then veer wildly into all sorts of territory, from Refugees to the police, nationalism and social media. (more info here)
They discuss the ongoing situation in Venezuela where there have been large scale anti-government protests and the way these protests have been reported the western media which has been simplistic and quite binary 'lazy media'.
It's a great chat covering a lot of ground.
This is a longform version of this. Again, these videos are part of the resources I make available to students are various YouTube playlists. This one is for videos that are - as the playlist's name suggests - really interesting, but long. They are at least 2o mins with the longest going for more than an hour. While they do not cover any specific disciplines but can inform your practice. (If I can find the time, I will try to provide a bit of context for each in a separate post).
Part of the resources I make available to students are various YouTube playlists. This one is for videos that are - as the playlist's name suggests - really interesting. they do not cover any specific disciplines but can inform your practice. Most are 3-5 mins and the longest is under 10 mins. Enjoy. (If I can find the time, I will try to provide a bit of context for each in a separate post).
In this third instalment Terry and Hammy discuss the direction of the podcast and get sidetracked into a discussion about the current media landscape.
As part of the resources I make available to student are various YouTube playlists. This one is videos that deal with "Design". (If I can find the time, I will try to provide a bit of context for each in a separate post).
In this podcast Terry and Hammy discuss the issues that matter to them most and motivate them to change the world, one podcast at a time.
Hammy's issues are:
- Democracy and Community Control
- Intellectual Property
- The Environment and Energy
Terry's issues are:
- Freedom and Agency
- Governance and The State
We hope you like it!
This is a lecture I like to give students when they are starting their university careers. I try to get them to examine what disciplinary power is, how it works, and its place in the education system in terms of the students life.
‘Is it surprising that prisons resemble factories, schools, barracks, hospitals, which all resemble prisons?’ - Michel Foucault
Years ago, Hammy and myself used to be run the Australian Center for Democracy and Justice. The Center was shut down when Hammy left for the UK a few years ago. Since then we have been looking for a way to continue the more successful part of the Center's activities - the public forums. As such, we have decided to start a podcast called 'Still Angry' (soundcloud,and iTunes). Let me know what you think, or if there is something you want us to cover. Enjoy!
In our first podcast, Terry and Hammy have a chat about how they got to be where they are and how this podcast came about.
We look back at the glory days of the Global Justice Movement and touch on all sorts of things from democracy, media, the environment movement, unions and much more.
It's an opportunity for you to get to know us.