Visual Language and Culture

Fake crime scene as a tribute to Weegee

hu130 notebook Visual Language & Culture was another one of those classes that no matter what major you were in you had to take. Aside from the boring movies we watched each week (one was quite entertaining simply because the acting was terrible), it was a very intellectual stimulating class.

Each week we’d read a chapter in our Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture book for homework, come in the next class and further talk about what we read, do a journal entry, and take a quiz. Not including the quizzes and a couple projects, everything we did was compiled in a final notebook.

It was quite interesting taking this class along with my photography class, because these classes seemed to cross-reference each other quite a bit. In fact for my mid-term in photography I did a presentation on Arthur “Weegee” Fellig, a photographer I learned about in Visual Language & Culture.