Visual argument is a way of presenting a certain idea or theme without the use of words. An example of visual argument could be for cigarette advertisments in magazines. Many times, the companies will use sex appeal in order to encourage someone to buy their brand. Another example could be cosmetics. Many companies will show commercials of celebrities using that company’s product. In doing so, they hope that the viewer will use that product, also. Visual argument is used by many companies for advertising purposes.
PWR1 - Visual Argument - Samples - Stanford University
Total # of Workshop Participants: eight–twelve (four with laptops)
Visual argumentation has long been the domain of skilled and trained scholars, artists, and thinkers with the use of such images and visual content based in informed or inquisitive types of expertise. Currently, digital visual technologies are widely embraced as a means to record, redistribute, and remark on everyday life. What is suspect, however, is the degree to which such use is informed by anything other than the simple desire to act on the capabilities provided by technology. The workshop explores fundamental questions: what constitutes visual argumentation in the context of modern technologies? What does it mean to make a visual argument in a post-critical world? How do visual technologies change the kinds of questions we ask as researchers?
Using the American Anthropology Association guidelines for creating posters for conferences, presenters will explore ways to better use images in building a visual argument. Workshop participants will use digital photographs to create visual arguments in the form of poster presentations using a PowerPoint format. Participants need access to collection of digital photographs to use during the workshop. A database of images from the library or Tang will be available for use.
Part I: February 20, 3–5 p.m.
The workshop presenters review visual ethnography principles and review examples of visual arguments using posters and visual anthropology articles. Participants explore a variety of techniques to create strong visual arguments. After Part I, workshop participants prepare images and posters for Part II on Saturday afternoon. Library 113 will be available in the morning for participants to work on images and posters.
Part II: February 21, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
9 Conducting Visual Arguments - Pearson
I choose the picture with the gun description. I feel as though this a strong example of a visual argument. the picture explains how society doesn't make positive influences in the world. when it comes down to guns and anything that may destroy the world its like the most easiest to capture. In today society we have people suffering and dieing because they don't have the physical health that they need to survive and when the look for assistance they get turned down because of the fact that they don't have the insurance that they need to be considered qualified. However if a person feels as though they need a gun they can go to their local bank like int he documentary of Columbine and purchase one. It makes this society seem so backwards on what they consider better for the country and doesn't realize that what is better for the country and considering the help to survive.
Visual Argument Essays - YouTube