Week 13 (October 31)

I am reminded with the upcoming USA presidential election how a variety of people can look, see and hear the same thing but yet interprete a message so differently.

In any design we make it there is always a chance of it being narrated and interpreted differently that its intended message. We see this time and time again in advertising and commercials when companies release some work that is found to be affensive by some people. I remember when Selena Gomez performed at a MTV music awards show with a hindu bindi and many people backlashed calling it culturally offensive.

Read more at this link:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/16/selena-gomez-bindi-mtv-movie-awards_n_3092129.html

Designers have a large influence especially in media production and media has a large influence of perspectives and opinions in communities, we need to be very intentional with every detail to ensure the message we intend is maintained.

Today in class we were specifically talking about photography and the narrative of the viewer and the maker. I know this can be applied to all design products however I feel in Specialist technology Perspective in particular their has been a favouritism towards the photographic stream but I know this is Dans passion and expertise.

I remember back to one of our first perspective classes when we walked around with a paper frame to see the perspective of the camera, I still use this technique today especially  with editing as I am not very good at taking the photos.

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