Visual literacy and pattern configuration as design paradigm: How visual rhetoric can be used to define social and cultural identity

Carden, Ted and Carden, Susan (2008) Visual literacy and pattern configuration as design paradigm: How visual rhetoric can be used to define social and cultural identity. In: Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Internet & Multimedia Systems & Applications with Special Sessions on Visual Communications. ACTA Press, Anaheim, California, pp. 612-807. ISBN 978-0889867277

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Abstract

This paper correlates the areas of comparability on an historical ethnographic juxtaposition of traditionally pieced pattern-making as inherent and encoded social statement, reflected in the eco-cultural identities of two distinct populations from enforced ethnic cleansing and mass migration, and assesses the impact of the initial loss of national pride as enforced upon the oppressed communities, and emphasizes the high importance of retained ethnic identity and cultural heritage for the future as a mnemonic stratagem expressed through visual rhetoric, intrinsically, we uphold Dewey's view that art "expresses the life of a community", and hold these defining subjective priorities as directives for future heritage descriptors. "Every human being lives within a determinate 'cultural pattern' and interprets his or her experience according to a set of acquired forms," states Umberto Eco, in The Open Work (1989).

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Proceedings of Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications(EuroIMSA 2008),17-19 March 2008, Innsbruck, Austria
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Media & Communication Design
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2013 11:59
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:14
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/12097

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