Things will be moving around on this site as I get my head around WordPress’s CMS templates. The home page is also going to reformat for new applicants instead of a blog of news updates that is overwhelming to strangers. BUT all of the “news” is still available under Conversations in the sidebar. This might take a while as I attempt to not accidentally erase anything while still making it new and shiny. p.s. Also, this is Nikki Arnell, not Prof. Rumpf. 🙂
We originally had no plans to charge a registration fee. However, at the final cutoff for the hotel conference fee, we did not meet the necessary hotel room nights to eliminate a rental charge. Consequently, we must now charge a $100 registration fee to offset the unexpected costs. If you have questions you can contact, Conrad Smith, the site coordinator.
Hello all Viscom Campers,
We propose VisCom 2021 at Cannon Beach, Oregon, June 16-20 as a gathering of visual scholars to discuss issues and research in visual communication and to plan the future of the annual visual communication conference started by Bob Tiemens and Herb Zettl. Given the financial and other restrictions imposed because of COVID, we propose a return to Viscom’s roots, with little formal programming, just a bunch of like-minded people getting together to discuss our common interests. If there are six people, cool. If there’s more, also cool. We can think of VisCom 35 as an unofficial, official conference. A line on the vita without the stress – for everyone!
Former UNM administrator succumbs to COVID-19
By Matthew Reisen / Journal Staff Writer
Published: Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 at 6:04pm
Updated: Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 at 10:29pm
One of the “brightest stars” in the world of academic journalism has gone out.
Bob Tiemens, a pioneer of visual journalism and former chairman at the University of New Mexico, died from complications of COVID-19 on Monday in a Colorado Springs Hospital.
A note of community camaraderie
In unity and friendship
With gratitude and compassion
For loss and love
Bob – you will be missed.
As I am more physically isolated
I stand in solidarity,
& in stride
With my history and memories of VisCom.
Take care friends.
All good things,
My first Viscom was also the infamous #3 – Park City. Bob had me help with an experiment about persistence of vision, whether colors mixed, when they changed. . . It was my first year and I wasn’t totally sure what we were doing, so Bob had me deliver the findings. It went great, I met people I still consider friends and it serves as an example of a true community of scholars. As Ken said, true community rather than simply a gaggle of academics.
I thought for years that what Bob and Herb had created was a community of scholars. As I read your condolences, I realize that they had really created a community of friends despite any separation created by time, distance and life changes. I believe Bob would be pleased with a legacy of bringing so many of us together and of knowing how much we miss not just him, but each other. I always thought that he was the greatest class act I had ever met.
Condolences to you all. It has been so long since I first met you in 2005,and I only made it to two or three VisComm camps in all these years, but they were impactful enough that I think of you all as my extended academic-family. Any sorrow reverberates.
(soon to be announced new Asst Prof at RISD)