2016-06-22 • Wednesday

06:30-08:30 PM • Reception

  • Greetings, meetings, and general good cheer accompanied by convivial consumption of liquids and finger foods
  • Welcome by Sheree Josephson, program and site planner, and Julie Snyder-Yuly, site planner
  • Introductions

2016-06-23 • Thursday

07:30 – 09:00 AM • Breakfast

09:10 – 10:30 AM • Storytelling

Chair: Nikki Arnell, Arkansas State University

  • Channeling the ghosts of Flight 93: Visual storytelling through architectural programs at Flight 93 National Memorial—Diane Nicodemus, University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown
  • Branded visual storytelling: Constructing the Legoâ„¢ story—Michael E. Holmes, University of Cincinnati, and Julie Campbell-Holmes, University of Cincinnati
  • Interactive storybooks and reading comprehension: an eye-tracking study—Stacey Tyler, Weber State University and Sheree Josephson, Weber State University
  • Vanity press or “indie” books?—Kim Komenich, San Francisco State University

10:30 – 10:45 AM • Break

10:45 – 12:00 PM • Photography

Chair: Ken Smith, University of Wyoming

  • The early history of the very high angle aerial photography—Lawrence Mullen, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • Translucency and light in printed digital photography: the light box in the digital age—Suzanne Mooney, Tama Art University, Tokyo
  • Writing with light—Derek Poore, Berkley Hudson, University of Missouri
  • Filmmaking in the iPhone age—Scott Campbell, National University

NOON – 01:00 PM • Lunch

01:30 – 02:30 PM • News

Chair: Michael E. Holmes, University of Cincinnati

  • Social media liking and sharing of posts based on visual thematic content in a hyperlocal news feed—Paul Johnson, University of Wyoming
  • On-air or online: examining priorities in local television news—Peg Achterman, Seattle Pacific University
  • Ethnographic production research: an examination of image construction—Andrew Utterback, Eastern Connecticut State University

02:30 – 02:45 PM • Break

02:45 – 04:00 PM • Race and Culture

Chair: Berkley Hudson, University of Missouri

  • Negatives exposed: the camera and processes of racialization—Anushka Peres, University of Arizona
  • The skin (tone) I’m in: the effects of visual whitewashing in advertising—Tale Mitchell, James Madison University
  • The floating world of Tadashi Murikami and Masami Teraoka—Barbara Mason, Oregon State University
  • Visual aesthetics of a politically resistant cryptocurrency: Oglala Lakota and MazaCoin as case study—Ashley Cordes, University of Oregon

04:00 – 05:00 PM • Creative Presentations 

  • “Telling my story because it needs to be told”: A photo-ethnography with Denver women in the sex industry—Wendy Perkins, University of Wyoming
  • Bots on the beat—Chris Wilson, California State University-Northridge

06:30 PM • Dinner


2016-06-24 • Friday

07:30 – 09:00 AM • Breakfast

09:10  – 10:15 AM • Gender

Chair: Trischa Goodnow, Oregon State University

  • Lara Croft: a body of argument—Ashley Jones, University of Northern Iowa
  • Totally spies and almost totally problematic Western cartoon programming in the Gulf States—Richard Schaefer, University of New Mexico
  • Big girls don’t cry: emotional expression stereotypes in Disney Pixar’s animated film Inside Out— Erin Cook, Oregon State University

10:15 – 10:30 AM • Break

10:45  – 11:45 PM • Design

Chair: Larry Mullen, University of Nevada-Las Vegas

  • A designer’s job matters—Darren Sanefski, University of Mississippi
  • Graphic design studies in Istanbul—Nikki Arnell, Arkansas State University
  • Communicating budgetary and economic information, with style, at the Congressional Budget Office—Maureen Costantino, U.S. Congressional Budget Office

*** Afternoon and Evening Off 

2016-06-25 • Saturday

07:30 – 09:00 AM • Breakfast

09:10 – 10:15 AM • War and Criminal Justice

Chair: Richard Schaefer, University of New Mexico

  • War photography: representation of the 1971 India-Pakistan/Bangladesh-Liberation war in the Western press—Shehram Mokhtar, University of Oregon
  • War by other means: imagery as argument in Operation Enduring Freedom—Rich Stowell, University of Utah
  • Imaging criminal justice—Marilyn Terzic, xxxxx  

10:15 – 10:30 AM • Break

10:30 – 12:00 PM • Lightning Session

Chair: Sheree Josephson, Weber State University

  • Graphics or infographics?—Roxanne O’Connell, Roger Williams University
  • The influence of media tools on design—Philip Loubere, Middle Tennessee State University
  • When the doctor will not see you now: considering alternative visualizations of the doctor-patient relationship in the neoliberal world—Travis Cox, Texas A&M University
  • Dehumanizing effects of the photos of obese individuals in the media—Yongwoog Jeon, University of Texas
  • Digitized kids: What is the research telling us and where do we go from here?—Georgette Comuntzis Page, Millikin University
  • A comparative content analysis of the materialistic symbol differences on cars between United States and China—Zihan Zhao, University of Wyoming
  • Project Pacem, a digital magazine, and the process of experiential learning—Michael Scully, Roger Williams University

12:00 – 01:00 PM • Lunch

01:30 – 02:30 PM • Memes and Invisuality

Chair: Roxanne O’Connell, Roger Williams University

  • More than just memes: a digital rhetorical analysis towards conceptualizing Imgur as an online public sphere—Carlos Flores, Arizona State University
  • Memes as shared fantasy—Louis Rumpf, National University
  • The elephant in the room: the role of the invisuality in the 2016 presidential primaries—Trischa Goodnow, Oregon State University

02:30 – 02:45 PM • Break

02:45 – 03:30 PM • Self-representations and the society of the spectacle

Chair: Anita Croasmun, North Carolina State University

  • My cancer, my image: implicit communication of cancer and gender in Instagram self-representations—Allison Lazard, University of North Carolina
  • Mobile media and visual communication: postmodern perspectives—Sean Baker, Central Michigan University

03:30 – 04:15 PM • Some final visual arguments

Chair: Earl Croasmun, Meredith College

  • Whither visual indexical analysis—Dann Pierce, University of Portland
  • There is no “grammar” of film syntax—Conrad Smith, University of Wyoming

04:15 – 05:00 PM: Conference planning for next year

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

06:30 PM • Dinner


Special thanks to abstract reviewers:

Amy Corey, Michael O’Donnell, Alan Hantz, Kim Higgs, Joanne Littlefield, Larry Mullen, Georgette Page, Dann Pierce, Richard Schaefer, Gabriel Tait and Marilyn Terzic.