Back to some old fashioned textual blogging.
Scott McCloud will be here on Monday, and I am looking forward to talking with him about his work and ideas. I have been wanting to write an article that updates his "big triangle" of visual communication, but I often think that such an article would be a little bit too simplistic. I just got thinking this morning that perhaps the larger, more useful context would be to synthesize some of the work done on how we seem to process images--McLuhan's hot and cool, which is problematic but also holds up reasonably well, the indexical hypothesis developed by Art Glenberg, and Jennifer Wiley's work on visually rich media (2003). I could use that scholarship to guide my revision of The Big Triangle; McCloud's ideas are consistent with most of these ideas, but a little tweaking would be in order.
Now I don't know what my blogging style is: freewriter, vlogger, linker? Identify crisis management.