Kimberly Coffin’s Blog #5

This project that I will be writing about today is our final project. This project is to create a website using WordPress, the same website that I am using to publish this blog. We are supposed to customize the website and use pictures from our photo-a-day project. Some successes that I am having with this […]

Dohee Kim – Bonus Photo-A-Day Blog

This week’s photo-a-day theme was “people panorama”, and we were supposed to select different public spaces that are not on campus with a number of people and shoot panorama shots. I have made a considerable amount of progress so far, meaning that I have taken quite a lot of pictures. However, due to my workload, […]

Luke Davis Reading Response #4

Territory as Interface Reading Response Media and Location go hand in hand. It is very important where we are when we look at media. Michael Longford’s Territory as Interface is a research analysis paper about the MDCN. The MDCN analyzes the relationship between human beings, urban and wilderness settings, and mobile technologies. The article talks […]

Reading Response #5

This week I read the Nichols reading, Why are Ethical Issues Central to Documentary Filmmaking. I strongly agree with the points he makes about the believability of documentaries and the ethical issues that arise from having this sort of representative power over a culture. I think of the movie Gasland made by documentarian Josh Fox as a good example […]

Reading Responce #5 Luke Davis

The Psychological Rhetorical Images by Charles Hill is an interesting literature that analyzes the value of images and how those images can trigger our emotions. More importantly these linked emotions are a part of our reference systems. The information provided by the article also talks about how visuals work to persuade. How artists are able […]

Reading Response #5 Lilly Moorefield

While reading “The Psychology of Rhetorical Images”, I was able to relate to the emotions and assertions as an audience member that most of the researchers were discussing. The article discusses the importance of vividness and presence in order to persuade an audience members thoughts and emotions of a specific element. Professional persuaders, such as […]

Donee Kim – Reading Response #5

In Longford’s article “Territory as Interface”, he talks about the Mobile Digital Commons Network (MDCN). The MDCN is a “national collaborative research network” launched in 2004 by the Banff New Media Institute and Concordia University; it digs into the connections between human beings, urban and wilderness settings, and mobile technologies. The MDCN produces various projects […]

Kimberly Coffin Reading Response #5

In the article “Why are Ethical Issues Central to Documentary Filmmaking”, Nichols talks about what is right and wrong when creating a documentary. Documentaries are actually not one hundred percent real. We picture them as documenting reality exactly how it is, but that is not the case. Nichols says, “documentaries of social representation are what […]


This week I read a passage from Bill Nichols’, “Why Are Ethical Issues Central to Documentary Filmmaking”. Nichols first describes the two types of films that there are. He explains how there can be documentaries of wish-fulfillment, and there can also be documentaries of social representations. The two types both tell stories, but the stories […]

Regan Bervar Reading Response #5

From last week, I thought that Friedberg had some interesing topics of discussion. He talked about his philosophy of screens as component pieces of architecture. In this sense, he was talking specifically about cars and their windows and for whoever was in front had the windshield and side window as a screen or someone in […]