Glossary

 

16/3/16

  • Connectivity (Mirzoeff 5)

The ability to connect to others in various ways, which is closely linked with communication. Connection is goal, whereas communication is a tool to reach that goal. One connects with someone using communication such as; speaking verbally, digitally (social media), visually (pictures), aural (sounds).

Mirzoeff, Nicholas. “Introduction”. How to See the World. London: Pelican, 2015. 5. Print.

 

  • Globalisation (Mirzoeff 10)

The idea of all cultures combining together in a ‘global melting pot’, to create a collective nation, But is sometimes challenged by minority vs majority, or various forms of prejudice.

Mirzoeff, Nicholas. “Introduction”. How to See the World. London: Pelican, 2015. 10. Print.

 

  • Visual Culture (Mirzoeff 11)

Visual culture is the vast platform on which we communicate, largely based on representational imagery, which is often shared around by people through social media.

Mirzoeff, Nicholas. “Introduction”. How to See the World. London: Pelican, 2015. 11. Print.

 

23/3/16

  • Elite Language (Annals, Alison, Abby Cunnane, and Sam Cannane 34)

Not a literal language, but more like a jargon used by those knowledgeable on a particular subject; in this case, it is art.

 

  • Context (Annals, Alison, Abby Cunnane, and Sam Cannane 34)

Context is an important aspect to consider when understanding something on a deeper level, which basically means looking at the background information of something. For example considering things such as when or where something was made and why.

Annals, Alison, Abby Cunnane, and Sam Cunnane.”Working with Images and Ideas.” Saying What You See: How To Write and Talk About Art. North Shore, N.Z.: Pearson Ed. N.Z., 2009. 34. Print.

 

26/4/16

  • Anthropocene  (Mirzoeff 219)

The name given to the new era of civilisation since the industrial revolution, a type of new ‘human era’ where people have altered earth’s processes over time as a result of man made engineering (both directly and indirectly).

Mirzoeff, Nicholas. “The Changing World”. How to See the World. London: Pelican, 2015. 219. Print.

  • Conquest of Nature (Mirzoeff 220)

A concept particularly relevant in western culture which evolved around the same time of the industrial revolution. This is the idea that people see the world as a indistinguishable resource that is to be harnessed and relentlessly exploited for the benefits of humankind.

Mirzoeff, Nicholas. “The Changing World”. How to See the World. London: Pelican, 2015. 220. Print.

  • Industrial Revolution (Mirzoeff 214)

This term refers to the approximate time period between the end of the 1700’s and the start of the 1800’s  in mainly Europe, where the invention of machinery escalated quickly to replace hard manual labour. The machines made their way into everyday use, where the world quickly became dependent upon it.

Mirzoeff, Nicholas. “The Changing World”. How to See the World. London: Pelican, 2015. 214. Print.

 

11/5/16

  • Ideology / Ideologies

This term is similar to a standard theme or concept but is slightly more complex and relates to a broader audience or social group than just one person with a single idea. For example: Feminism; which is a belief or values system that helps people make sense of their surroundings, through a smaller group of collective ideals such as: equality in pay/opportunities/social standards, freedom of choice, not being defined by gender roles etc…

 

 

 

 

 

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