26 April 2013
Let me know what you think of this photograph.
Billboards and other signage are engrained in the popular culture. They vie for our attention.
Our visual communication has changed radically. We are inundated with so much in our field of vision that much gets lost, and other pieces rise to the surface with gusto.
When I read about this week’s theme for WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, my mind started listing numerous ways to interpret culture. For me, I wrestled with the possibilities. When I began to muse about the way technology has redefined our lives, I knew that I had to move into the arena of digital innovation with its punch to everyday design.
Visual culture is so layered within society that it has become an area to study. It crosses disciplines, merging the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences (both locally, regionally, nationally, and globally).
Its effect has already altered the way generations navigate. Our social norms are spiked with these new influences.
Visual communication and its culture has reinvented how we live. While we moved from t.v. and typewriter to an iPhone, iPad, PC, and other devices, a gold mine of innovations await for what is yet to be.
In the Lens section is an image that I took at the end of last year. For me it bridges old and new cultures that stream through our visual fields. Murals as wall art are just a miniscule part of what we see daily, but it is indicative of the constancy of design that infiltrates our view.
Note: As always I welcome comments about this post or any part of my blog.