Friday, October 17

COMMUNICATION MODELS 2 :: "output" postcard

In classical philosophy, dialectic is controversy: the exchange of arguments and counter-arguments... The outcome of the exercise might not simply be the refutation of one of the relevant points of view, but a synthesis or combination of the opposing assertions... [In a dialectical dialogue] the participants share at least some meanings and principles of valid inference, even if they do not agree. source
This project models a conversation between two communicators. The statement started by one will be expanded by the other. More specifically, the assets generated by one will be used/incorporated in the other's visual response.

First, provide each other with the high res file (and in later phases, the raw layered file) of your postcard.

Now you are the sender. Advocate or subvert the original statement your classmate sent to you. Strengthen it with your own visual p.o.v. and supporting evidence by placing the object in context to other related components. When the object (thought of as a component) functions along side (or interrelates with) other components it produces something (it makes a product). You are to visualize the output of the object. 

it may help to answer the following questions:
- what product(s) could this object help produce? (this could be a physical thing, a condition, event, etc.)
- how could that engage in a dialectic based on the first postcard?

You are to add to and embellish the original work (with additional imagery, objects, mark making, etc, but no text). You must incorporate the original photo.

Deliverables due next class:
Produce a wide range of explorations & iterations (post all as linear process, providing captions when necessary). Then, select the best direction to produce as the final postcard. Print one and post the final to your blog (post title "phase 2: output postcard").

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