The Power of the Image: Emotion, Expression, Explanation by András BenedekThe Power of the Image: Emotion, Expression, Explanation by András Benedek

The Power of the Image: Emotion, Expression, Explanation

EditorAndrás Benedek, Kristof Nyiri

Hardcover | September 25, 2014

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We think primarily in images, and only secondarily in words, while both the image and the word are preceded by the bodily, the visceral, the muscular. This holds even for mathematical thinking. It is the entire motor system, including facial expressions and bodily gestures, that underlies not just emotions but also abstract thought. Communication, too, is a primordially visual task, spoken and written language only gradually supplementing and even supplanting the pictorial. Writing liberates, but also enslaves; after centuries of a dominantly verbal culture, today the ease of producing and accessing digital images amounts to a homecoming of the visual, with the almost limitless online availability of our textual heritage completing the educational revolution of the 21st century.
András Benedek is Professor and Head at the Department of Technical Education, Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He has published several papers on human resource development issues. Kristóf Nyíri is Professor of Philosophy at the same Department. His main fields of research are the philosophy of images and the philosoph...
Title:The Power of the Image: Emotion, Expression, ExplanationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:September 25, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contents: András Benedek: Preface – Sybille Krämer: Trace, Writing, Diagram: Reflections on Spatiality, Intuition, Graphical Practices and Thinking – Valeria Giardino: Diagramming: Connecting Cognitive Systems to Improve Reasoning – János Tanács: The Visually Explorative Method of János Bolyai in the Formation of Absolute Geometry – Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen: A Road to the Philosophy of Iconic Communication – Petra Aczél: Expressivity and Emotion in Visionary Rhetoric – James J. Kimble: Soldier and Saviour: Visual Propaganda, Serial Narrativity, and the Case of the Kid in Upper 4 – Pawel Rybszleger: Pictorial and Textual Communication within the Scope of Citizen Journalism in Social Media – Ágnes Veszelszki: Information Visualization: Infographics from a Linguistic Point of View – Trischa Goodnow: Light from the Middle East: The Real versus Imagined in Contemporary Photography – Monika Jovanovic: Seeing Paintings As They Are: Cognitivity of Aesthetic Qualities – Ewa Schreiber: «Silence Filled with Sound»: Spatial and Visual Metaphors in Raymond Murray Schafer’s Idea of Soundscape – Andrea Kárpáti/Tünde Simon: Symbolization in Child Art: Creation and Interpretation of Visual Metaphors – Judit Hortoványi: Visual Representation as Self-expression in Pedagogical Practice: Possible Explanations of Adolescents’ Symbol Drawings – James E. Katz/Daniel Halpern: An Eye towards the Future: A Binational Survey of Attitudes toward Google Glass – László Szirmay-Kalos/Pirkko Oittinen/Balázs Teréki: Computational Aesthetics for Rendering Virtual Scenes on 3D Stereoscopic Displays – András Benedek: Visual Education: Old and New Dilemmas – Ian W. King: Expression and the Body – Zsuzsanna Kondor: Pictorial Representations and the Nature of Their Subjects – Daniel L. Golden: Face to Face: Towards a New Sincerity – Kristóf Nyíri: Image and Time in the Theory of Gestures.