IVS Exhibition Openings (Tuesdays at 11):
Words and Pictures- February 9
- Illustration and creative writing are two artistic disciplines that can be used to tell a story. When these forms are brought together, the result is often compelling. Graphic novels, children’s books, serialized comics, and multi-media text art can combine text and image to create a narrative. This exhibition is an introduction to the possibilities of these genres.
IVS Course Exhibition- April 20
- Please join us on Tuesday, April 20 from 11am-1pm in Roop 208 for the opening reception for the Writing and Illustrating Literature course at the Insitutute for Visual Studies. Student writers and illustrators collaborated this semester to create graphic novels, children's books, comics, and text art in this course, sponsored by the Institute for Visual Studies, the School of Writing Rhetoric and Technical Communication, and the School of Art and Art History. This exhibition presents the students' semester projects, which have been prepared for professional submission. The show will be on view from April 20-29. For more information, contact Daniel Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 568-5656. Click here to view the informational poster.
IVS Colloquia (Wednesdays at 12):
February 10- Julia Wertz (Graphic novels)
- Writing Comics
- Writer and comic artist Julia Wertz discusses how she incorporates quality writing into the graphic narrative in a step by step process, starting from a written page, moving through extensive editing, to a final product.
March 3-William Knorpp (Inference mapping)
- Inference Mapping: Representing Arguments and Objections Diagrammatically
- Argument diagrams are among the simplest logical methods. Frequently premises and conclusions are represented by numbers, letters or text boxes, and inferential relationships between them by arrows. We will discuss how this approach can be modified to represent more complex relationships between premises as well as objections to arguments.
April 7- Kevin Hegg and Andreas Knab (the new MDID)
- Discover, Organize, and Experience Multimedia with MDID3
- Kevin Hegg and Andreas Knab will present the new version of the Madison Digital Image Database and Media Viewer (MDID3). This versatile tool, created here at JMU, supports multimedia and provides a platform to create specialized collections for faculty in any discipline.