Much of my lifestream this week contains twitter comments about the reading we have been doing. I am still getting used to using Twitter and often find it dififcult to find a thread – but I am not the only one!
“the chronological order does not necessarily guarantee a linear reading sequence*. There is no way to thread sub-discussions within a particular #hashtag discussion and if you post 3-4 tweets within a short period of time and someone replies, you can’t always be sure to which tweet s/he is referring.” Bill Babouris via Twitter 7th October
Too true Bill!
I found Kress to be quite frustrating this week with his insistance on the power of image over the word and that the future has to be graphical:
“Kress – true that language develops over time but so do images – is why it is hard to read hieroglyphs cos the meaning has been lost. ” Sarah Payne via Twitter 5th October
However I have already blogged about that this week and will not go into it further here.
I have been collecting some links on using image instead of words to support Kress and my digital artifact. This included a tweet:
This tweet link goes to an article called Ad Analysis – The HSBC campaign which discusses the dangers of using non-verbal communication instead of words. Something that Kress does not seem to consider!
Another topic of Twitter conversation has been how we will create our digital artifact. I have the germ of an idea in my head and I will have to go away and play with it – but I plan to tie it in with Kress and his thoughts that the image has the power. Lets see how well it goes without the words to go with it!