Tuesday, April 08, 2008

apoc week 9 (part 2)

So, this is quite late and unfortunately is missing Dmitri's slides for now. However, for completeness, here are the slides from the March 11th Faculty Seminar.


If there is one takeaway from this talk it is that we are at the earliest stages of virtual world research. Lots of activity and lots of claims, but not a lot of data yet. Fortunately, that is starting to change.

1 comment:

Richard said...

Your slides seem to be saying that

"seals are killed for fur"

does not have as much impact as

[picture of cute seal].

However, what if you were to reverse the order of your slides and flip the logic to match? In this case, you'd say that

[picture of cute seal]

has more impact than

"seals are killed for fur"

yes?

Except, if you showed the slides in that order, the picture wouldn't have the impact you wanted at all. It's a picture of a seal - it could mean anything. It only has the impact you want because you preceded it with the text. If you followed it with "I eat cod" the same picture would have an entirely different meaning. You don't know what the message is until you see the text.

It's the combination that has the most impact, not the text or the picture alone.

Richard