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The age of the image : redefining literacy in a world of screens

Author: Stephen Apkon
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"We live in a world awash in images. The recent technological revolutions in video recording, editing. and distribution are more akin to the development of movable type than any other such revolution in the last 500 years. And yet we are not popularly cognizant of or conversant with the grammar of visual communication, the coded messages of its style, and the practical components of its production. We are largely,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Apkon
ISBN: 9780374102432 0374102430
OCLC Number: 880792159
Description: xv, 263 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: All the world's a screen --
What is literacy? --
The brain sees pictures first --
The evolution of the audience --
The big business of images --
Grammar, rhythm, and rhyme in the age of the image --
Teaching a new generation --
The sharpening picture.
Responsibility: Stephen Apkon ; foreword by Martin Scorsese.

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Drawing on the history of literacy - from scroll to codex, scribes to printing presses, SMS to social media - on the science of how various forms of storytelling work on the human brain, and on the  Read more...

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