Thursday, July 14, 2011
A Short History of Visual Communication
Claims are supported by evidence and warrants – those underlying beliefs or values taken for granted by bloggers, advertisers, politicians, and writers. Assumptions can come from cultural values, biological or scientific beliefs, intellectual (logical) tenets, or idiosyncratic viewpoints. In writing and visual communication some warrants (or assumptions) are explicit, but most are implied and your understanding of texts, both visual and written, relies heavily on your beliefs.
So having said all that - What does this strip remind you of?
What are some of the underlying warrants or assumptions of this strip?
Since comics often present information in a humorous way, what do you need to know in order to get the joke about visual communication? What is the joke?
The author seems to be making a prediction, what is it? Do you agree or disagree?
Is there anything, or any step, missing from this strip? If so, What?