Final Program

2019-06-19 • Wednesday


07:00 – 09:00 PM • Welcome Reception

  • Welcome by Kim Komenich site planner, Trischa Goodnow program planner
  • Introductions

2019-06-20 • Thursday


07:30 – 9:00 AM • Breakfast

09:00 – 10:30 AM • The Past and Future of Viscom

Round Table

Virginia Kidd, Conrad Smith, Scott Campbell, Erin Cook (chair)

10:30 – 10:45 AM • Break

10:45 – 11:45 AM • Connecting through the Visual

Chair: Marilyn Starrett

  • The WAR-TOYS Project: Intersections of Children’s Drawings and Photography

Debra Pentecost – Vancouver Island University

  • Student Photos: An Exploration of Retention Rate

Lawrence “S.T.” Mullen – UNLV

  • Having the Audience Care: Creative Empathy Through Dramatic Narrative

Tim Han – Foundry10

  • Photojournalism and Social Practice: A Holistic Approach to Creating Visual Narratives

                        Judy Walgren

NOON – 01:30 PM • Lunch

01:30 – 02:45 PM • Afternoon Screening and Creative Session

Chair: Scott Campbell

  • Meditation Remediation (Portraits)

xtine burrough – The University of Texas at Dallas

  • OLDER LGBTQ & HOMELESS — A Social Documentary Film

David Grewe

  • One Driver, One Mic: How Immigrant Taxi Drivers Took on Uber, Lyft and Austin’s Taxi Industry

Krishnan Vasudevan – University of Maryland, College Park

02:45 – 03:00 PM • Break

03:00 – 04:30 PM • Pop Culture and the Visual

Chair:  Lawrence “S.T.” Mullen

  • “Visual Culture and the Missing Episodes of Doctor Who”

                        Ramie Tateshi – National University

  • Fakes, Forgery, and Facebook: An Examination of Visual Literacy in the Era of Altered Images, Fake News, and Alternative Facts

Anthony Cepak and TJ Mesyn – MSU

  • Culture Jamming Body Image

Trischa Goodnow and Erin Cook – Oregon State University

05:00 PM • Dinner

7:00 Evening Screening

Chair: Tracey Rutledge

  • Sounds of San Diego: A Documentary of Local  Music Performances from It’s “Next Seattle” Period

Louis Rumpf – National University


2019-06-21 • Friday


07:30 – 09:00 AM • Breakfast

09:00  – 12:00 PM • Screening and Creative Sessions

Chair: Julianne Newton

  • Decisive Moments, Decisive Change

David Nolan – Texas State University

  • Seeing Through

Ross Taylor – University of Colorado, Boulder

15 minute Intermission

  • Comfort in the Final Stages Through Music

Scott Campbell – National University

  • Suburban Legend

Kim Komenich – San Francisco State University

12:00  You’re on your own for lunch, dinner, and shenanigans

*** Afternoon and Evening Off  


2019-06-22 • Saturday


07:30 – 08:30 AM • Breakfast

09:00 – 10:15 AM • Images that Change Minds

Chair: Sheree Josephson

  • Seeing the Invisible Giant: Images of Climate Change that Work

Andrew Blok – MSU

  • When Strong is Weak: Examining the Effect of Aesthetic Middle Designs on Consumers’ Attitudes Toward Logos and Brands

Tracy Rutledge – University of Tennessee at Martin

10:15 – 10:30 AM • Break

10:30 – 12:00 PM • Visualizing the City

Chair: Trischa Goodnow

  • Transforming Cities: Photography, Steel & the Modern World

Howard Bossen – Michigan State University

  • Above Ground Level

Travis Fox – CUNY

  • Using Photographs to Locate the Viewpoint of an 1842 Drawing

Conrad Smith – University of Wyoming

12:00 – 01:30 PM • Lunch

01:30 – 03:00 PM • Teaching Roundtable

  • Lauren Wagner – Sacramento State University and Trischa Goodnow – Oregon State University

03:00 – 03:15 PM • Break

03:15 – 04:30 PM •

Chair: Conrad Smith

  • The Visual Age

Sheree Josephson – Weber State University

  • Body, Brain & Eye 2019: What Do We Know?

Julianne Newton – University of Oregon

  • Citizen Semiotics: Using Visual Cues as a Means of Profiling

Chris Miller – Sacramento State University

  • 360-Degree Camera & Headset: A DIY How-To

Paul Lester – University of Texas at Dallas

05:00 – 06:30 PM • Dinner

After Dinner – Conference Planning for Next Year

Special thanks to abstract reviewers:

Peg Atcherman and Scott Campbell