More Genius Loci research videos.

I've been back to my genius loci location and taken more videos, however I've only been able to upload 10 of them this week to my Vimeo, due to the limits on my basic account. I'll will post the rest next week. Link to the videos: https://vimeo.com/jameslnd/videos As shown in a previous Genius Loci blog post, I was… Continue reading More Genius Loci research videos.

POSE! ‘That’s Not Me’ – Mark Ingham

"It's just a photograph" This was my argument when suggesting to our lecturer today, Mark Ingham, that some of Roland Barthes theories on photography were 'wishy washy'. Barthes talks about 'photographs being invisible' and 'the subject experiencing death when the photo is captured', both I can understand, and I follow where he is coming from, but… Continue reading POSE! ‘That’s Not Me’ – Mark Ingham

Another ‘I remember’

Today's lecture was, to me at least, the most engaging in terms of theories discussed. I followed the ideas proposed by our lecturer, Mark Ingham, with interest, despite me not agreeing with all of the 'wishy washy' concepts offered by Roland Barthes in 'Camera Lucida' (of which we were asked to read 13 pages of, prior to the lecture). After the… Continue reading Another ‘I remember’

Crimes Against Design – Feedback from other group

As a homework task, we were asked to seek feedback from another group on our concept. After writing and sending them these questions; this is the feedback we received from our peers Max, Filipa, and Andreia, who are working on the same project in a different group. We then did the same and commented on their concept… Continue reading Crimes Against Design – Feedback from other group

Line and Memory – Harriet Edwards

We started this lecture looking at the cave paintings of Chauvet in France and El Castillo in Spain, as well as some abstract cave paintings from South Africa. We discussed the possible meanings of the paintings across the different caves and how what some may interpret as art, others will interpret as communication. For example,… Continue reading Line and Memory – Harriet Edwards