Doing Digital Visual Studies: One Image, Multiple Methodologies

Edited by Laurie E. Gries and Blake Hallinan.

Web Design by Aaron Beveridge.

In taking up Shepard Fairey's Obama Hope design as a single object of study, Doing Digital Visual Studies experiments with various methodologies and methods to explore how “the digital” is inflecting upon and diversifying visual studies in inventive and productive ways.

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Geolocating Obama Hope:

Virtual Geosemiotics and Context Dependent Meaning

Author: Harry Archer, Emma Collins

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Digging Up Obama Hope:

Recovering Digital Infrastructure with Media Archeology

Author: Blake Hallinan

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Mining Hope:

Preserving and Exploring Twitter Data for Digital Visual Studies

Authors: A. Beveridge, N. Van Horn

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Remixing Obama Hope:

Generating Counterpublic Rhetorics with Mobile Augmented Reality

Author: Jacob W. Greene

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Making Hope:

Critical Making as a Multisensory Approach for 3D Printing Change

Author: Shannon Butts

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Corrupting Hope:

A Glitch-Based Approach to doing Digital Visual Research-Creation

Author: Kyle Bohunicky

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Tracking Nope:

A Critical Genre Studies Approach for New Media Rhetorics of Resistance

Authors: Phil Bratta, Laurie E. Gries

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Pinning Hope:

Using Social Media to do Queer Archival Research

Author: Sarah Beck

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Archiving Obama Hope:

Providing Access to Data and Methods for Future Research

Authors: Kristina Bowers, Laurie E. Gries

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Afterword: Methodological Diffraction in Digital Visual Studies

The "Afterword" by Gries focuses on lingering methodological questions raised by the collection. Deploying a diffractive approach, Gries identifies research patterns in the collection, ultimately advocating for scholars to amplify experimental methodological play.

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Acknowledgements

This project would not have been possible without the unyielding faith, persistent patience, and experiential work of former graduate students who Laurie Gries has been blessed to work with at the University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of Florida. In conception, design, and implementation, this digital book collection is truly a collaborative endeavor, and we aim to emphasize that while Gries, Hallinan, and Beveridge co-edited and co-designed this project, this collection should be attributed to all participating actors. We also thank the Program for Writing and Rhetoric and the Communication department at the University of Colorado for supporting this project with a publication grant to pay for images licenses and a RAship to support editorship, respectively.

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