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This image was taken in the University gallery. After reading the Dickinson, Ott and Aoki reading this week, I went to the gallery again to look at some of the permanent work in the design gallery and think about how elements like this really make a huge difference, even though they are so small. The reading mentions how curators utilize such things as a description of an item to further shape meaning, and I agree that it really helped with some of the work here. Some things were self explanatory  but the one I chose to highlight here could have been any sort of glass thing, and I might not have identified as much information on my own as I discovered in this short passage. Elements such as this help make things more understandable for everyone who may come in, because the audience may not always have as much knowledge about what they are viewing.




Totally agree with you, although an image can be self explanatory at times, if the viewer has knowledge of the context it was created in or about the creator of it maybe their view will be different. Without some words to give meaning to the visual, a person who did not prepare previously for what they are going to see will not understand what they are viewing or could even misinterpret it.

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