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2018 VisCom 32 Program


2018-06-20 • Wednesday


07:00 – 09:00 PM • Welcome Reception

  • Welcome by Scott Campbell and Louis Rumpf, site planners, Trischa Goodnow program planner
  • Introductions

2018-06-21 • Thursday


07:30 – 08:30 AM • Breakfast

08:45 – 10:00 AM • title

Chair: 

  • Re-Visioning the Other: Instagram’s Everyday Projects as “Oppositional Gaze” – Tara Pixley, UC, San Diego
  • An American Tune: Immigration Photography as Reinforcement of a National Identity – Anthony Cepak, Michigan State University
  • Using Photographs to Locate the Viewpoint of an 1842 Drawing – Conrad Smith, University of Wyoming

10:00 – 10:15 AM • Break

10:15 – 11:30 AM • title

Chair: 

  • Creative Pathfinding: The Visual Representation of Aesthetic Intentions – Alyn Warren, National University
  • Color as a Visual Event – Melinda Campbell, National University
  • Guarding the Front Door of a Brand: What Designers and Marketing Professionals Can Learn from J.C. Penney’s Failed Logo Redesign – Tracy Rutledge, University of Tennessee at Martin
  • Universal Visual Language – Paul Majkut, National University

NOON – 01:30 PM • Lunch

01:30 – 02:45 PM • title

Chair: 

  • The Presentation of Race, Gender, and the Cold War: Photo Captions in the Space Age – Matt Schmucker, Michigan State University
  • “Mirror, Mirror in my Hand: Snapchat’s Problematic Redefinition of Beauty – Erin Cook, Oregon State University
  • The Changing Face of Aging and Why It Matters – Laine Goldman, National University and Federica Fornaciari, National University

02:45 – 03:00 PM • Break

03:00 – 04:30 PM • Potpourri

Chair: 

  • Digital Screens and Toddlers: What’s Form Got to Do with It? – Georgette Page, Millikin University
  • Visual Depictions of Information in Popular Film and Television – Ramie Tateishi, National University
  • Homepage Framing &Representation of Online Political News – Louis Rumpf, National University
  • Handbook of Visual Communication – Sheree Josephson, Weber State University

05:00 PM • Dinner

7:00 Evening Screenings

Chair: 

  • Last Moments – Ross Taylor, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Proud and Torn: How My Family Survived Hungarian History – Bettina Fabos, University of Northern Iowa

2018-06-22 • Friday


07:30 – 08:30 AM • Breakfast

08:45  – 12:00 PM • Screening and Creative Sessions

Chair: Irina Gendelman, St Martin’s University

  • Diary of the Documentary Process & the Importance of Visuals – David Grewe, California State University, Northridge
  • A Day in the Life – Scott Campbell, National University

15 minute Intermission

  • Portraits of Atonement: A Critical Perspective – Paul Lester, University of Texas at Dallas and Xtine Burrough, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Lives Matter More – Sara Ellen Amster, National University

12:00  – 01:30 PM • LUNCH

*** Afternoon and Evening Off  – No dinner at Camp Casey


2018-06-23 • Saturday


07:30 – 08:30 AM • Breakfast

08:45 – 10:00 AM • title

Chair: 

  • A Study of the Evolution of Jugend Covers (1896-1940) in Relation to Germany’s History – Nikki Arnell, Arkansas University
  • Salvaged Family Photographs Live to Tell a Tale: Beijing Silvermine Archive – Heather Crandall, Gonzaga University
  • Strikes, Lockouts and Negotiations, 1877-1991: Photography, Steel & the Modern World – Howard Bossen, Michigan State University

10:00 – 10:15 AM • Break

10:15 – 11:30 PM • Lightning Sessions

Chair: 

  • Harlem as a State of Mind – Mytle Jones, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Influence of Web Design on Comprehension and Retention – Philip Loubere
  • Apparently, You Can Take It with You: Visual Rhetoric, Public Memory, and the PDX Carpet – Travis Cox, Cal Poly – SLO
  • The Visual Rhetoric of Literary Study Guides – Christine Photinos, National University

12:00 – 01:30 PM • Lunch

01:30 – 03:00 PM • Literacies

Chair: 

  • Portraits and Perspectives of Vietnam Veterans – Tara Mesyn, Michigan State University
  • The Visual Rhetoric of Terrorist Bodies in Literature and Mass Media – Scott McClintock, National University
  • Visual Manifestations of Human Rights Atrocities and the Ethics of Testimony – Tami Randall Morris, Unaffiliated
  • Enough Is Enough: Visualizing Mass Shootings – Trischa Goodnow, Oregon State University

03:00 – 03:15 PM • Break

03:15 – 04:30 PM •

Chair:

  • Pepper’s Ghost and the Augmented Reality of Modernity – Thomas Conner, UC – San Diego
  • Stranded on a San Juan Isle! Find Stories – Peg Achterman, Seattle Pacific University
  • Short-form Storytelling Web – Ross Taylor, University of Colorado, Boulder

 

05:00 – 06:30 PM • Dinner

After Dinner – Conference Planning for Next Year

Special thanks to abstract reviewers:

Peg Atcherman and Tami Morris