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Free Choice Message

In this message experiment you will choose any one medium that catches your interest (or, more practically, adds to your campaign). See further below for requirements and resources for particular media. Final messages are due Mon-Nov-21. Post your finals here … Continue reading

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@[FeedGoogleNow] Character Message

@[FeedGoogleNow] Character Message What is your objective? What effect should your message have on viewers? This will strongly inform how your photo message is graded however. How well does your image live up to its intended message and effect? These … Continue reading

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Character Message: Twitter Experiment

Post answers to these questions here on the public class blog in a post titled “@[Your twitter name] Character Message.” What is your objective? What effect should your message have on viewers? This will strongly inform how your photo message … Continue reading

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Photo Message: Flickr Experiment

Post answers to these questions here on the public class blog in a post titled “[Your flickr ID] Photo Message.” 1) What is the title or tag line of your photo? 2) What action links will you use? What concrete, … Continue reading

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The Character Message

The last decades have seen rapid changes in the use of character-based communication. We now freely use our predominately phonetic alphabetic writing system in ways that are logographic or syllabic, for example a colon and parenthesis for a smiley face … Continue reading

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Transparency and Branding in the Digital Age

I’ve been thinking about the central ideas of this class for a very long time (since 2002), and one of the original inspirations was a manifesto originally published by Jager Di Paola Kemp Design in Burlington, Vermont. The original detailed … Continue reading

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The Photo Message

See complete info and history at the Library of Congress. (You own this image!) Since the invention of photography almost 200 years ago (1822) images have come to saturate our lives and culture. They constitute a powerful but slippery language … Continue reading

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