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2013 Program

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2013-06-26 • Wednesday


06:30 PM – 08:30 PM

  • Reception & Gathering of Friends:

Greeting, meetings, and general good cheer accompanied by convivial consumption of liquids and desserts.
07:30 Announcements & self introductions

08:00 PM • Welcome

  • Ken Smith & Conrad Smith, University of Wyoming

2013-06-27 • Thursday


07:30 AM – 09:00 AM • Breakfast

09:00 AM – 10:30 AM • On the Margins: Visualizing the “Other”

Chair: Mark Lipton

  • The Semiotics and Politics of Native American Sports Mascots and Logos – Jacob Turner, Merimack College
  • Re-Visualizing Domestic Violence – Sumiko Martinez, University of Utah
  • Maid and Form: Slutwalks Intersectional Argument for Social Change – Kate Zittlow Rogness, Monmouth College
  • Images of Special Olympics: Do News Photographs Contribute to Handicapism and Negative Stereotypes of Special Needs Athletes? – Eric Wiltse, University of Wyoming

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM • Break

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM • Cognition and Learning, Part 1

Chair: Trischa Goodnow

  • Multi-Path Cognitive Processing and Visual Effects – Richard Schaefer, University of New Mexico
  • Visual Preferences and Abilities at the ELM’s Critical Point of Persuasion: An Investigation of Infographics and Visual Learners – Allison Lazard, University of Texas at Austin
  • Creating Space:  The Visual Aesthetics of Reggio Emilia in Early Learning Environments – Georgette Comuntzis Page, Millikin University

PechaKucha: Berkley Hudson (6 min 40 sec)

NOON – 01:00 PM • Lunch

01:00 PM – 02:15 PM • Cognition and Learning, Part 2

Chair: Sheree Josephson

  • Mind Mapping for Critical Thinking – Roxanne O’Connell, Roger Williams University
  • Perceptual Enhancement Model: A Method of Performing and Teaching Visual Communication Analysis – David Neumann, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Q Method Analysis of Web Design – Philip Loubere, Middle Tennessee State University

02:15 PM – 03:15 PM • VisCom Project

Session Leader: Bob Britten, West Virginia University

  • Tracking Iconicity: An Iconic Photo Delphi Study Redux

03:15 PM – 03:30 PM • Break

03:30 PM – 5:00 PM • Visual Rhetoric and Political Argument

Chair: Roxanne O’Connell

  • The Last Supper: Art as Rhetorical Appeal – Trischa Goodnow, Oregon State University
  • Victory Begins at Home: Nostalgic Visuality, the War on Terror, and Bill Maher – James Kimble, Seton Hall University
  • Digital Topoi, Rhetorical Invention, and the Creation of Laughing Joe Biden Memes – Susan Sci, Regis University

06:00 PM – No host Social Hour at the Sheraton Bar

07:00 PM – 08:15 PM • Dinner

08:30 PM – 10:00 PM • Night Viewing

Chair: Conrad Smith

  • Atomic Veteran: A G.I. at Operation Castle • Larry Taylor, Appalachian State University

2013-06-28 • Friday


07:30 AM – 09:00 AM • Breakfast

09:00 AM – 10:30 AM • Identity formation and visual formats and strategies

Chair: Tracey Owens Patton

  • Joe Klamar’s Olympian Images: Unconventional Photos and a Furious Five Ring Circus – David Staton, University of Oregon
  • A movie of our own: Wedding videos as self-dramatization – Michael O’Donnell, University of St. Thomas
  • Surveillance, dividuation, and the construction of an online identity – Julie Snyder-Yuly, University of Utah
  • “I just look illegal”: The visual politics of immigration – Alexa Dare, San Francisco State University

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM • Break

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM • VisCom Housekeeping

*** AFTERNOON AND EVENING OFF ***


2013-06-29 • Saturday


07:30 AM – 09:00 AM • Breakfast

09:00 AM – 10:30 AM • Philosophizing about the visual

Chair: Bob Britten

  • It’s just a cow, right? Boots, Buckles and Brands – Joanne Littlefield, Colorado State University
  • Literature and Photography: Shaping Culture in Tandem – Kali McCrackin, University of Wyoming
  • Ideological rupture and the social world of newspaper comic strips – Michael Brown, University of Wyoming

PechaKucha: Trischa Goodnow (6 min 40 sec)

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM • Break

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM • Lightning Session

Chair: Stuart Kaplan

  • TheAve.us – Stories from the Streets of Lansing, Michigan – Geri Alumit Zeldes, Michigan State University
  • WWII’s Forbidden Love: Visual Narratives of a Government’s Racist Caste of Rejection – Tracey Owens Patton, University of Wyoming
  • The Use and Misuse of Athletic Logos – Jamie Pond, University of Wyoming
  • Feeling Type: Can Typeface Design in Corporate Logos Affect Emotional Responses to the Brand? – Tracy Rutledge, University of Tennessee
  • The Reporter’s Choice: What Kind of Headline Phrasing to Use to Attract Attention on Facebook and Twitter – Sheree Josephson, Weber State University
  • Art AND/OR Communication? – Nikki Arnell, Arkansas State University
12:00 – 01:30 PM • Lunch
PechaKucha: Bob Britten (6 min 40 sec)

01:10 PM – 03:00 PM • Emerging Media Strategies

Chair: Richard Schaefer

  • The verdict: How newspapers are using video to expand local courtroom coverage – Melony Shemberger, Austin Peay State University
  • A critical look at “Snowfall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek” – Michael Scully, Roger Williams University

03:00 PM – 03:15 PM • Break

03:15 PM – 04:45 PM • Visualizing the Earth

Chair: Berkley Hudson

  • An Extraordinary Document of Our World and Detroit Resurgent – Howard Bossen, Michigan State University
  • Images that Engage, Images that Sustain:  Global Warming and Visual Rhetoric – Stuart Kaplan, Lewis & Clark College
  • What Peak did John Fremont Climb in 1842? A Visual Analysis – Conrad Smith, University of Wyoming

PechaKucha: Roxanne O’Connell (6 min 40 sec)

04:45 PM – 05:30 PM • VisCom Matinée 3

Chair: Michael Scully

  • Imported from China – Geri Alumit Zeldes, Michigan State University

06:00 PM: Bar opens and runs through dinner hour

07:15 PM – 08:30 PM • DINNER

2013-06-30 • Sunday


09:00 AM – 10:30 AM

  • Town Hall Meeting

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