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2015 Program

2015-06-24 • Wednesday


07:00 PM • Welcome reception and announcements

  • Trischa Goodnow,  Oregon State University
  • Stuart Kaplan, Lewis & Clark College

2015-06-25 • Thursday


08:00 – 09:00 AM • Breakfast

09:00 – 10:30 AM • Images of News, Gender, and War

Chair: Stuart Kaplan, Lewis & Clark College

  • War, Trauma, Remembering, and Forgetting:  Rithy Panh and the Missing Picture – Debra Pentacost, Vancouver Island University.
  • Framing Still and Moving Images Across Media Platforms – Carol Schwabe, University of Arizona.
  • Picturing Gender in America’s Next Top Model:  Guys vs. Girls – Trischa Goodnow & Erin Cook,  Oregon State University.

10:30 – 10:45 AM • Break

10:45 – 12:00 PM • Quantitative Studies of Visual Communication I

Chair: Erik Palmer, Southern Oregon University

  • From the Walls to the Web:  Aesthetic Factors in Audience Attention in the Representation of Art Works on Art Museum Websites – Nicole Dahman, University of Oregon.
  • Images of Multiculturalism:  A Visual Content Analysis of Hispanic and Latino Nonprofit Websites – Melissa Adams, North Carolina State University.
  • How Reader Comments on News Sites Influence User Behavior – Jennifer Toomer-Cook & Sheree Josephson, Weber State University.

NOON – 01:00 PM • Lunch

01:00 – 02:00 PM • Quantitative Studies of Visual Communication II

Chair: Sheree Josephson, Weber State University

  • Perceptions of Divorced Fathers – Jessica Troilo, West Virginia University.
  • Evaluating Issue Oriented Video Journalism Techniques – Richard Schaefer & Natalia Joaquez, University of New Mexico.

02:00 – 03:15 PM • Aesthetic Theory & Criticism

Chair: Lorna Roth, Concordia University, Montreal

  • Is Photography Water? – Erik Palmer, Southern Oregon University.
  • Wabi Sabi, the Art of Imperfection – Barbara Mason, Oregon State University.
  • Seeing China, Photographic Views and Viewpoints – Howard Bossen, Michigan State University.

03:15 – 03:30 PM • Break

03:30 – 5:00 PM • Visual Ethnography and Cultural Awareness

Chair & Respondent:  Lorna Roth, Concordia University, Montreal

  • Embracing Visual Images of Saudi Culture Through SnapChat – Precious Yamaguchi, Southern Oregon University.
  • The Blackfoot Mobile Project:  Encouraging Multimedia Storytelling Through Smartphone Apps as a Way to Visualize Tribal Culture – Ben Shors, Washington State University;  Torsten Kjellstrand, University of Oregon; and Brett Oppegard, University of Hawaii.
  • Increasing Cultural Awareness for Effective Global Communication Via Graphic Design Practice and Instruction – Nikki Arnell, Arkansas State University.
  • Alternative Selves:  Envisioning an Alzheimer’s Community – Scott Selberg, University of Michigan.

05:30 PM – No host Social Hour

06:30 – 08:00 PM • Dinner

08:30 – 10:00 PM • Night Viewing 

  • Videography in China:  The Trials and Tribulations of International Work – Andrew Baker.

2015-06-26 • Friday


08:00  – 09:00 AM • Breakfast

09:00  – 10:00 AM • Visual Communication Pedagogy

Chair: Nikki Arnell, Arkansas State University

  • Visual Pedagogy and/as Civic Education:  Exploring Possibilities for Fostering Civic Friendship Through Visual Rhetoric in the Classroom – Phillip Perdue, Indiana University.
  • Teaching Visual Communication: Digital Resource Management Challenges – Katherine Hepworth, University of Nevada, Reno.
  • Visualizing Culture – Roxanne O’Connell, Roger Williams University.

10:00 – 10:15 AM • Break

10:15  – 12:00 PM • Visual Rhetoric

Chair: Virginia Kidd, Sacramento State University

  • The Art of Jim Moran’s Cartoons – Michael Brown, University of Wyoming.
  • Categorizing Positive Frames in an Anti-Smoking Campaign – Jinhoo Joo.
  • Dog’gone Starbucks Cup:  A Comparative Analysis of the Visual Rhetoric in Presidential Salutes – Conroy Stout, University of Wyoming.

PechKucha (6 min 40 sec) Southern Oregon University Marketing Website – Erik Palmer, Southern Oregon University.

12:00 – 01:30 PM • Lunch

*** Afternoon and Evening Off to Explore Cannon Beach & the Oregon Coast ***
(No evening meal available at Tolavana)


2015-06-27 • Saturday


08:00 – 09:00 AM • Breakfast

09:00 – 10:30 AM • On the Digital Trail of Space, Place, and Identity

Chair: Roxanne O’Connell, Roger Williams University

  • Michael Jackson is Just Here for the Comments:  Visual Meme Comments on Facebook News Page Posts – Bob Britten, West Virginia University.
  • Stolen Valor: A Visual Analysis of Public Shaming Videos – Chris Miller & Nicholas Burnett, Sacramento State University.
  • Recreating Landscapes from Drawings and Digital Map Data – Conrad Smith, University of Wyoming.
  • Temporary Totems: The Role of Viral Images in World Making – Julie Snyder-Yuly, University of Utah.

10:30 – 10:45 AM • Break

10:45 – 12:00 PM • Visual Storytelling

Chair: Conrad Smith, University of Wyoming

  • The Warwick Experiential:  A Multimedia Memoir – Michael Scully, Roger Williams University.
  • The Dating and Marriage of Words and Images:  Is the Romance Viable? – Marilyn Starrett, Metropolitan State University Denver.
  • All the Script That’s Fit to Shoot: Visual Language in “His Girl Friday” – Andrew Gay,  Southern Oregon University.
  • Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover Photo:  Understanding How Facebook Users Negotiate Identity through a Visual Anthropology Approach – Sarah-Rose Marcus, Rutgers School of Communication.

12:00 – 01:00 PM • Lunch

01:00 – 02:00 PM • Lightning Session

Chair: Michael Brown, University of Wyoming

  • Fantastic Freakish Fusion – Marjorie Yambor, Western Kentucky University.
  • Teaching Mainstream Multimedia – Peg Achterman, Seattle Pacific University.
  • Visual Rhetoric in Agricultural Films – Joanne Littlefield, Colorado State University.
  • Images of the U-T San Diego War on Filner – Louis Rumpf, National University.

02:00 – 03:15 PM • Visual Communication Theory

Chair: Richard Schaefer, University of New Mexico

  • Riding the Rails With C. S. Peirce:  A Semiotic Analysis of Kurt Vile’s Album Art – Nic Dyer, University of Wyoming.
  • Pattern, Emergence, and Meaning:  An Embodied Aesthetics of Visual Communication – Jeremy Swartz, University of Oregon.
  • Creating Complexity – Simon Downs, Loughboro University, United Kingdom.

03:00 – 03:15 PM • Break

03:15 – 04:45 PM • Screening

  • Photo Books and Poster Series of Kawergosk – Xiawei Chen, He Wu, & Liang Zhao, Valparaiso University

05:30 PM – Town Hall Meeting followed by No Host Social Hour

06:30 – 08:00 PM • Dinner Sponsored by Oregon State University

08:30 – 10:00 PM • Night Viewing 

  • Waterline:  Landscape With Voices – Bette Kauffman, University of Louisiana at Monroe.

2015-06-28 • Sunday


08:00 – 09:00 AM • Breakfast

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