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3 Intro Syllabus What I learned in this proejct

7 Week 1

Visual Metaphor Research examples a

Visual Research of Historical Background Summary of <Slaughterhouse-Five> 21 Visual Metaphors

15 Thumnails (6x9i n.) Texts on image sketches (6x9in.)

Visual Metaphor Research examples a

Visual Research of Historical Background Summary of <Slaughterhouse-Five> 21 Visual Metaphors

17 Week 3

21 Revised Visual Metaphors

9 Week 2

What I learned in this proejct

Syllabus

21 Revised Visual Metaphors

21 Week 4

15 Thumnails (6x9in.) Text on image sketches (6x9in.) Required text

29 Week 5

2 Half-size Posters (12x18in.) Full-size Sketches (24x36in.)

2 Half-size Posters (12x18in.) Full-size Sketches (24x36in.)

33 Week 6

2 full-size tiled posters(24x36in.)

2 full-size tiled posters(24x36in.)

37 Week 7

Final Poster (24x36in.)

Final Poster (24x36in.)


Intro SYLLABUS WHAT I LEARNED IN THIS PROJECT

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Syllabus comm studio 2 Mon 8 am – 3 pm Instructors Riah Buchanan Katie Hanburger Erin Hauber Lauren Mackler

weeks 1 – 8

metaphor poster Choose a book or story from the list provided. Design a poster for a public reading by the book’s author that uses a visual metaphor as its image. Images of characters and scenes from the book would not be appropriate solutions. And this project is not only about developing the visual metaphor, but learning to integrate text and image. Yes, you must read the entire book.

visual metaphor : image or collection of images working together to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity; an image that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate another, thus making an implicit comparison; something used, or regarded as being used, to represent something else; emblem; symbol.

project schedule * required text : Author’s name Book title Title of the reading Location Time Date and 1 paragraph summary of the book.

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In preparation for the class Read your chosen book. Week 1 In-class: Faculty presentation. Homework: Finish reading book, write 1 page summary of the book and identify 3 major themes. Bring in 21 color images of a visual metaphor for a theme in the story. 7 per theme, 1 per 8.5 x 11 sheet, original images only, no stock and in the intended medium of its final form. Week 2 Due: Summary, themes and 21 visual metaphors. Bring supplies for image-making. In-class: Crit metaphors Homework: Refine and revise 21 visual metaphors. Conduct visual research of the book’s historical context, bring in evidence of research (20+ images). Identify and research a contemporary audience for the public reading; be prepared to present your findings. Week 3 Due: 21 metaphors, 20+ images of historical context research, contemporary audience. In-class: Crit, develop name of public reading Homework: Choose 3 of your best metaphors to develop into 15 different, detailed metaphors (5 per metaphor) Address medium, appropriateness, audience. Format: 4" x 6" color on 8.5 x 11.

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Week 4 Due: 15 thumbnails. In-class: Faculty presentation, crit - choose 2 best to develop Homework: 2 half-size (12" x 18"), color posters, address visual hierarchy, composition, medium, appropriateness, audience. Include all required text. Week 5 Due: 2 half-size posters. In-class: Take 2 posters to full size (24"x 36") with full text. Homework: Finalize 2 full-size posters (black and white, not color). Week 6 Due: 2 posters, black and white. In-class: Crit, choose 1 to take to final color Homework: Final color poster (1). Week 7 Due: Final color poster, full scale, trimmed.* Homework: Process book Week 8 Due: Process book. * failure to bring in the final poster and/or an absence results in an “F” for the project.


weeks 1 – 8

book list comm studio 2 Mon 8 am – 3 pm Instructors Riah Buchanan Katie Hanburger Erin Hauber Lauren Mackler

Naked, David Sedaris

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri

Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller

Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston

Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen

High Fidelity, Nick Hornby

Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov

American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis

Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides

Pattern Recognition, William Gibson

The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka

The Fortress of Solitude, Jonathan Lethem

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey

Cannery Row, John Steinbeck

The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Black Swan Green David Mitchell

The Road, Cormac McCarthy

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz

The Hours, Michael Cunningham Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro The Tell-Tale Heart, Edgar Allen Poe Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, Judy Blume Dance Dance Dance, Haruki Murakami The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut Frankenstein, Mary Shelley Beloved, Toni Morrison Catcher In The Rye, J.D. Salinger The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath

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What I learned in this proejct

It was challenging to differenciate metaphor from illustration. After some research, I realized that making a metaphoric image is develping hiddden meanings beyond illustrative depictions. To make a good metaphor, I needed to study the cultural significance of my subject matter. The book I chose was “Slaguterhouse-five” by Kurt Vonnegut. Before I read the book, I expected this book to belong to the science fiction genre. However, after reading the book, I was surprised that this book was not the typical science fiction nobel that I was used to. Even though the protagonist experienced a life in outer space, it was just a device to show his schizophrenic mental disorder. This book talked about the tragedy of World War II through non-linear narratives. To create a meaningful metaphor that can depict the intricacies of the book, I decided to focus on the main message of the book – the protagonist’s inner pains caused by WWII — while avoiding cliché metaphoric images. Throughout the process leading up to the final poster, I tried various media that best fit my metaphor, through which I wanted to express the non-linear narrative in the book. I tried various image making methods, such as collage, digital painting, watercolor painting, and others, but in the end I settled on using pure shapes and colors to express the abstract schizophrenic impressions experienced by the protagonist.

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Week 1 IN PREPARATION FOR THE CLASS - Read your chosen book. IN CLASS - Faculty presentation. HOMEORK - Finish reading book, write 1 page summary of the book and identify 3 major themes. - Bring in 21 color images of a visual metaphor for a theme in the story. 7 per theme, 1 per 8.5 x 11 sheet, original images only, no stock and in the intended medium of its final form.

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Visual Metaphor Research examples

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Week 2 DUE - Summary, themes and 21 visual metaphors. Bring supplies for image-making. IN CLASS - Crit metaphors HOMEWORK - Refine and revise 21 visual metaphors. - Conduct visual research of the bookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historical context, bring in evidence of research (20+ images). - Identify and research a contemporary audience for the public reading; be prepared to present your findings.

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Visual Research of Historical Background

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Summary of <Slaughterhouse-Five> Book Title: Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Billy Pilgrim is a fatalistic and ill-trained America soldier. He is captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge and sent to a makeshift prison in a Dresden slaughterhouse. Just before his capture, he experiences his first time shifting: he sees the entirety of his life, from beginning to end, at that time. After Billy is transported to a POW camp in Germany, he suffers a breakdown and gets a shot of morphine that sends him time traveling again. During the Bombing of Dresden in World War II, Billy survives with few other prisoners in their safe hiding place. Billy has “come unstuck in time” and experiences past and future events out of sequence. Suddenly Billy insists he is kidnapped by extraterrestrial aliens from the planet Tralfamodre and exhibited in a zoo in that planet. The Tralfamadorians can see in four dimensions and have already seen every instant of their lives. Billy is influenced by their fatalistic theories about lives, and say they cannot change anything about their fates, but can choose to concentrate on any moment in their lives. While time–traveling, Billy spends time in Dresden, in the War, in his post-war life in the U.S.A of the 1950s, on Tralfamadore, and even in the moment of his murder. Before the Germans capture Billy, he meets Roland Weary who criticize him for his lack of enthusiasm toward the war. On his deathbed, Weary convinces Paul Lazzaro that Billy is to blame for his death. Lazzaro plan to avenge Weary’s death by killing Billy. By Time-traveling Billy already knows where, when, and how he will be killed by Lazzaro, but never tries to avoid his death. Billy makes a tape recording of his account of his death and adds that he will skip back to some other point in his life after the death. Time-traveling : Billy Pilgrim has become unstuck in time. Billy travels in time and space, stopping here and there throughout his life, including his long visit to the planet Tralfamadore. The sliced-and- non-linear narratives indicate how greatly the war has destroyed Billy’s life at every moment. It seems that Billy may be imaging his experiences in Tralfamodore as a way to escape the world destroyed by war. Illusion : Throughout his life, Billy runs up against forces that counter his free will. Billy prefers the bottom of a pool that reminds him of his father, but, against his will to stay there, he is rescued. Billy is drafted into the war against his will. He travels between periods of his life; unable to control which period he lands in. As Billy learns to accept the Tralfamadorian teaching, he realizes the futility of free will. Billy believes in the Tralfamadorians’ fourth dimensional view of time–that all moments of time exist simultaneously and repeat themselves endlessly. He thus believes that he knows what will happen in the future because everything has already happened and will continue to happen in the same way. Since Billy insisted that his life in Tralfamadore was real, people ridiculed him. But to Billy, life on earth was more of an illusion than a life in outer space. While he is living with the rest of society, among them under the illusion that every moment is individually controlled, this illusion is shattered as he is constantly confronted by being robbed of his volition. Destruction/Broken : From a materialistic point of view, Billy is quite successful in his postwar life with his wife and children. However, he is not happy at all. He cannot truly love his wife, but miss his old girlfriends and want to contact with them. As an optometrist in llium, Billy works for his patients by correcting their vision, but he cannot explain his knowledge about the fourth-dimensional view. He is drafted to war against his will and witnesses horrific events, As a result, he becomes mentally unstable and the materialistic success in his postwar life cannot make up for his endless inner pain. The only way to escape from his miserable reality is to have flashbacks to other parts of his life. (Referencing from http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/slaughter/summary.html, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slaughterhouse_five)

Final Paragraph

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The hero, Billy Pilgrim wants to be a Chaplain’s assistant, but he is drafted as an American soldier during the WWII. He is captured by the Germans and sent to a prison in a Dresden slaughterhouse. The war destroys Billy’s mentality and he believes that he has been constantly moving through time. He keeps moving back and forth through each fragmented moment of his whole life, and insists that he was kidnapped by the aliens from Tralfamadore. Since Billy insists that his life in Tralfamadore is real, people ridicule him. But to Billy, life on earth is more of an illusion than a life in outer space, because there are too many things that don’t make sense to him. Billy wants to escape the miserable life on earth by memorizing the experiences in Tralfamadore.


21 Visual Metaphors (8.5x11in.) Broken Billy Pilgrim is mentally broken because of his experience during WWII.

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Illusion For Billy Pilgrim, the real life on Earth is an illusion, because anything in real life doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make any sense at all.

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Time-traveling Billy Pilgrim keeps moving back and forth time throughout his whole life.

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Week 3 DUE - 21 metaphors, 20+ images of historical context research, contemporary audience. IN CLASS - Crit, develop name of public reading HOMEWORK - Choose 3 of your best metaphors to develop into 15 different, detailed metaphors (5 per metaphor) - Address medium, ap- propriateness, audience. Format: 6” x 9” color on 8.5 x 11”.

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21 Revised Visual Metaphors (8.5x11in.) Broken

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Illusion

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Time-traveling

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Week 4 DUE - 15 thumbnails. IN CLASS - Faculty presentation, crit - choose 2 best to develop HOMEWORK - 2 half-size (12â&#x20AC;? x 18â&#x20AC;?), color post- ers, address visual hierarchy, composition, medium, appropriateness, audience. Include all required text.

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15 Thumnails (6x9in.) Illusion

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Time-traveling

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Broken

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Text on image sketches (6x9in.)

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Required Text

Author : Kurt Vonnegut Book Title : Slaughterhouse-five Title of the Reading : Look Back Upon the Future Locaton : MyoungDong Church at Seoul in South Korea Time & Date : June 6th, 2011 (Memorial Day in South Korea) 1 Paragraph Summary of the Book : The hero, Billy Pilgrim wants to be a Chaplain’s assistant, but he is drafted as an American soldier during the WWII. He is captured by the Germans and sent to a prison in a Dresden slaughterhouse. The war destroys Billy’s mentality and he believes that he has been constantly moving through time. He keeps moving back and forth through each fragmented moment of his whole life, and insists that he was kidnapped by the aliens from Tralfamadore. Since Billy insists that his life in Tralfamadore is real, people ridicule him. But to Billy, life on earth is more of an illusion than a life in outer space, because there are too many things that don’t make sense to him. Billy wants to escape the miserable life on earth by memorizing the experiences in Tralfamadore. Contemporary Audience of the Public Reading : Bereaved Families of Wars

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Week 5 DUE - 2 half-size posters. IN CLASS - Take 2 posters to full size (24”x 36”) with full text. HOMEWORK - Finalize 2 full-size posters (black and white, not color).

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2 Half-size Posters (12x18in.)

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Full-size Sketches (24x36in.)

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Week 6 DUE - 2 posters, black and white. IN CLASS - Crit, choose 1 to take to final color. HOMEWORK - Final color poster (1).

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Tiled Posters (24x36in.)

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Week 7 DUE - Final color poster, full scale, trimmed. HOMEWORK - Process book

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Final Poster (24x36in.)

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Spring 2011 - Com Design II

Poster making for Public Reading

Metaphor Poster

<Slaughterhouse-five> reareading

Kim, In Sun

(Sunny Kim, X20095910)


Metaphor Poster Processbook