Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Digital Lit Post #16

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,501060724-1214999,00.html

Pecha Kucha also know as PK,was named after the onomatopoeic Japanese phrase for the sound of talking. Creators Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein are the founders of PK and are inviting a group of leading designers to talk about their current work, using only 20 slides, with each slide on screen for just 20 seconds. "You've really got to be there to get the atmosphere," says co-founder Mark Dytham, who describes the intimacy of these gatherings as "like the Internet in reverse." -time.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Digital Lit Post #15


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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Digital Lit Post #14

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Digital Lit Post #13

Image Before Re-size:

Image After Re-size:

They appear the same but if you make them bigger, you can see that the second picture is slightly blurry because of the pixel reduction.

Digital Lit Post #12


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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Digital Lit Post #11


First things I did was decide that Limestone College is very much like a video game, so that's what I went with. Started by using a background that is filled with stars. The theme I went with was retro Nintendo. So I found an old 8-bit picture that would represent an old Nintendo game. The bottom of the picture is slanted upwards, so I made the title go with that slant. I through in the Nintendo logo and add another text box saying "Entertainment System", which is what all the old games would say on them. This game has the Nintendo seal of approval to let people know that it is legit. The game could hit it big because many have seen it on Home Box Office aka HBO. I used center alignment through out the poster.

Digital Lit Post #10


Starting with the business card, I decided to go with a simple design. I made two boxes with rounded corners. The boxes are the same just the box on the right has been dragged off the right side so that it gives it that straight edge with no corners. I chose blue and green because that is the most common colors for tennis courts. Inserted my company's logo and put all company contact info.


For the envelope, I used the same green that was used in the business card. I made a bar on the side and created another box with rounded corners and made it stay behind the bar. I am trying to keep the same look though out. Inserted the same logo and info.



For the letter head, I did the same design as the envelope, but with the blue from the business card being used. Created the same way as the envelope with the same information.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Digital Lit Post #9


Digital Lit Post #8

Semiotics, also called semiotic studies or (in the Saussurean tradition) semiology, is the study of signs and sign processes (semiosis), indication, designation, likeness, analogy, metaphor, symbolism, signification, and communication. Semiotics is closely related to the field of linguistics, which, for its part, studies the structure and meaning of language more specifically.

Semiotics is often divided into three branches:

Semantics: Relation between signs and the things to which they refer; their denotata, or meaning
Syntactics: Relations among signs in formal structures
Pragmatics: Relation between signs and the effects they have on the people who use them

Semiotics is frequently seen as having important anthropological dimensions; for example, Umberto Eco proposes that every cultural phenomenon can be studied as communication. However, some semioticians focus on the logical dimensions of the science. They examine areas belonging also to the natural sciences – such as how organisms make predictions about, and adapt to, their semiotic niche in the world (see semiosis). In general, semiotic theories take signs or sign systems as their object of study: the communication of information in living organisms is covered in biosemiotics or zoosemiosis.

Syntactics is the branch of semiotics that deals with the formal properties of signs and symbols. More precisely, syntactics deals with the "rules that govern how words are combined to form phrases and sentences." Charles Morris adds that semantics deals with the relation of signs to their designata and the objects which they may or do denote; and, pragmatics deals with the biotic aspects of semiosis, that is, with all the psychological, biological, and sociological phenomena which occur in the functioning of signs.