How does our VISUAL PERCEPTION help and hinder our pursuit of knowledge?
Be prepared to TWEET throughout the videos we watch today- the Tweet stream will be archived. Be professional and thoughtful. #tokkailua
BBC Science of Attraction
Related to the HALO EFFECT VIDEO (80’s dating vids- funny!)
***We’ll be using THIS GOOGLE SLIDESHOW for an activity
Here’s a profile pic compilation in video form:
How are our Senses MANIPULATED by the MEDIA?
Symbolic Codes: Color, Objects, Animals
Written Codes: You & Only You; Buzzwords, Catch Phrases
Technical Codes Jr.: Camera Angles, Framing, Lighting
TASK: For this I’d like you to try to find Symbolic Codes, Written Codes, and Tech Codes Jr. – you might even create your own (i.e. camera angles). Post to our G+ with the tag #codes
TED ED LESSON (created by Mrs. B)
***TASK: After watching the video, you can go through the “Think” questions as a group but you will need to choose 1 of the “Dig Deeper” Questions to respond to on your blog.
How can we use AUGMENTED REALITY APPS to enhance our visual sense perception?
Augmented Reality, or AR is fast becoming integrated into our lives. One of my favorite apps is Acrossair, which allows you to find your car, get additional info about a particular place, AND (my favorite) see what people near you have recently tweeted.
Here are 40 more (often free) AR apps to check out (some are games!)
I recently purchased SketchWiz, which allows you to create different types of sketchy photos or film from what your camera sees.
What do you think about this?
4D Artwork Challenges Our Brain (great images!)
LET’S EXPLORE OUR PERCEPTION + SELFIES
Now, Click through this slideshow on Selfies and be sure to focus on slide #18, 22, 23, 32, 37, 43, 44, 46, 51
“This lack of visual knowledge about our own faces means we have a very inaccurate representation of what our own faces look like at any given time. For example, it has been demonstrated that when people are shown an image of themselves and asked to match it they are unable to accurately produce the same facial expression without being able to see themselves…This might in part explain our obsession with selfies. For the first time we are able to take and retake pictures of ourselves until we can produce an image that come closer to matching our perception of what we think we look like”
“The selfie, in other words, is starting to serve as a portrait of the culture at large, a Rorschach test for a collective anxiety about how rapid technological change and social media are shaping society, providing tools that allow us to become Neros fiddling while ice caps melt and genocides rage.”
2013 The Year of the Selfie – really, a dramatic shift in the way we communicate as a species
“In general, we’re seeing images move from being a source of pure documentation to being a mechanism of communication,”
And…Welcome to the first “Instagram Hotel”...Media philosopher Marshall McLuhan once said “We shape our tools and then our tools shape us”
1. PERSONAL METADATA IMAGE:
Remember that video we saw from MIT Media Lab where the tagcloud of pertinent words appeared circling on the boy’s chest as he is met by his friend? Keep that in mind, and create an augmented image of yourself OR yourself with friends. Annotate different areas with #metadata – things about you that are not obvious when looking at you..a little like this:
2. SELFIE VLOGLLAGE (Vlog + Collage)
A. Look through your selfies (you probably have at least 3…if not, take some!). Choose at least 3 and try to analyse them, looking for the “story” behind them. Use the points made in the slideshow above and all the articles regarding selfies to help you deconstruct this visual communication.
B. Make a short (2-5 min) vlog commentary on your analysis of your particular selfies AND with the phenomenon in general, referring to AT LEAST 2 of the resources above (you can always find more as well).
C. Create a montage/ collage with the stills and the images. I use the app PicPlayPost, but it is $1.99 so you can get creative with other free ways to do this (even a simple movie with voiceover would be fine)