Course: Role of Visual Information in the Era of Informatics and Globalization

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Course title Role of Visual Information in the Era of Informatics and Globalization
Course code KDT/805
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 0
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Vojtěchovský Miroslav, prof. Mgr.
Course content
These informations are in the annotation of the course.

Learning activities and teaching methods
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Learning outcomes
The course of Role of visual information in the era of informatics and globalization has a character of mostly theoretical reflection of issues, which also have a potential of an inspirational resource of the postgraduate student's artistic creation: 1. visual information and the crisis of traditional democratic values 2. visual information and the extent of its consumer's uncertainty in the era of electronic media 3. visual records of current themes - identity / identity crisis - consumer society / pop culture / advertising - body cult / medialization of intimacy - genealogy and radius of the virtual world - media / ideology / political economy and culture - multiethnicity and plurality of opinion This course explores, classifies, and evaluates the process of the viewer's consummation, analysis, and adoption (participation) in various forms of visual messages taking place in the schemes of the post-industrialization civilization model.
The gained capabilities constitute an encompassment and an aquirement of knowledge and experience in the given field of study, they result from a concrete annotation of the subject and are aimed at a profile´s fulfilment of the graduate of the given field of study.
Successful completion of the previous study

Assessment methods and criteria
Exam Colloquium
Recommended literature
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  • Swan, Louis Jones. Art Information and the Internet. Routledge, London, 2005.
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  • Wood, Aylish. Digital Encouters. Routledge, 2007.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Art and Design Visual Communication (A) Art and applied art - -
Faculty of Art and Design Visual Communication (A) Art and applied art - -