Questions considered in this blog-

  • Where are images coming from?
  • How do they relate to other modes of publishing, data, objects, processes or events?
  • What’s happening to these images in this context? 
  • What are the function and effects of their being published?
  • What do these images assemble?
  • In what are they assembled?
  • How do they fold into both the general social body, and individual bodily interaction with media 

Climate change deniers vs. the consensus

http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/climate-change-deniers-vs-the-consensus/

The images within this visualisation are not derived from secondary sources but are graphs which represent and thus ‘visualise’ this visualisation. This visualisation relates to other modes of publishing through the use of multiple graphs within the one graph. Such examples include a map graph- plotted points over a map, bar graphs and photo representation graphs (the image of the tree in terms of how climate change affects it’s life span) Within this context, these images act as visual representations of the information written on the left and write hand sides of the columns. Reflective of the lecture, they can be considered as ‘aesthetics’ making the information easier for us to understand and analyse through the use of images. The functions and effect of them being published is so that people can compare what science says and what global warming experts say. I find this visualisation to be quite confusing in terms of content because I thought that the information would correlate heavily but it seems that it is not the case. These images assemble the effects of global warming on our environment and how we as humans contribute. This visualisation affects the individual’s interaction with media in that through scientific evidence that our activities are resulting to global warming leads us to act upon it. 

TBC

 

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