Visual Futures (Book)
Exploring the Past, Present, and Divergent Possibilities of Visual Practice
This edited collection provides an interdisciplinary examination of how we visualize and use visuals to make meaning within our environment. A diverse range of international contributions and perspectives from biology, film, virtual reality, urban graffiti, architecture, critical pedagogy and education. 31 b&w photographs.
Tracey Bowen has a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. Her research is situated at the intersection of contemporary hieroglyphics, social justice and visual communications. She teaches in the areas of visual rhetoric as well as experiential education and her research has been published in Visual Communications, Studies in Art Education, Metaphor and Symbol, Studies in Higher Education, and Higher Education Research and Development.
Brett Caraway obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin before coming to the University of Toronto where he teaches and researches economics, Marxian theory, and sustainability. His research has been published in Environmental Communication, Communication Theory, Information, Communication & Society, Media, Culture & Society, and the International Journal of Communication.
Chapter 1 - See and See Again: Mapping the Fractures in Visual Culture
Authors: Brett Caraway and Penny Kinnear
Chapter 2 - In Between Whiteness: Pierre Bourdieu and Rudolph Valentino, An Unlikely Pairing
Author: Elizabeth Peden
Chapter 3 - Ink to Inkling: Artful Messages in the Visuals of Biology
Author: Charudatta Navare
Chapter 4 - Visualizing Gentrification: Resistance and Reclamation Through the Writing on the Walls
Author: Tracey Bowen
Chapter 5 - Intentional Viewing: Decoding, Learning, and Creating Culturally Relevant Architecture
Authors: Matthew Dudzik & Marilyn Corsen Whitney
Chapter 6 - Visualizing Art-Science Entanglements for More Habitable Futures
Author: Kylie Caraway
Chapter 7 - Seeing, Sensing and Surrendering the Inside: Expressions of the Adolescent
Self in a ‘Structured Illustrative Disclosure’
Authors: Edie Lanphar and Phil Fitzsimmons
Chapter 8 - Picturing the State of Visual Literacy Initiatives Today
Author: Dana Statton Thompson
Chapter 9 - Afterforward: To Visualize the Future is Political Work
Author: Danielle Taschereau Mamers