VisCom 34 Details

VISCOM 34 CANNON BEACH OREGON
JUNE 17-21 2020

We return next June to our 2015 venue at Tolovana Inn immediately adjacent to the most scenic beach I have seen and a favorite venue among those who attended VisCom 29 at Tolovana Inn..

Accommodation Cost

Tolovana Inn is pleased to offer the guest room types at the discounted group rates shown below. read more

Final Program

2019-06-19 • Wednesday

07:00 – 09:00 PM • Welcome Reception

  • Welcome by Kim Komenich site planner, Trischa Goodnow program planner
  • Introductions

2019-06-20 • Thursday

07:30 – 9:00 AM • Breakfast

09:00 – 10:30 AM • The Past and Future of Viscom

Round Table

Virginia Kidd, Conrad Smith, Scott Campbell, Erin Cook (chair)

10:30 – 10:45 AM • Break

10:45 – 11:45 AM • Connecting through the Visual read more

Very Tentative 2019 Program

Hi All,

Below provides a temporary program for this year’s conference. A couple of notes:

Still confirming times for meals, first panel participants, and session chairs. If you’d like to volunteer for either of the panel slots let me know.

Also, we had a little bit of time, and we’ve talked about in the past doing a round table on teaching tips/projects, etc. So, if you’ve got a cool assignment you’d like to share, let me know and I’ll put you down. Time to talk will be determined by the number of people who would like to share. tgoodnow@oregonstate.edu read more

SFSU Multi Media Position

Position Description

San Francisco State University’s Journalism Department offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in multimedia journalism across digital platforms starting in August 2019. We seek a colleague whose teaching and research interests include digital/online journalism, data journalism, beginning and advanced video and audio storytelling. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research or creative works, teaching, and/or service, and through diversity, to the excellence of the academic community.

The Journalism Department was founded in 1960 and is one of eight universities in California that is accredited through the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. The department prides itself in preparing students for careers in various journalistic positions in a quickly evolving industry and works to develop adaptability and versatility in its students.

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:

  • Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body
  • Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging
  • Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice
  • Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio
  • Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus;
  • Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community; and
  • Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.
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    VISCOM 33 Mammoth Village Lodge

    We are pleased to announce that Viscom 33 will be held June 19-22 at Mammoth Village Lodge on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada range. We are announcing the conference early because we think attendees might want to plan their vacations around the conference. We chose Mammoth, which is less than an hour from the east entrance to Yosemite National Park, because of its affordable accommodations ($136/night for a single, $101/night per person for two sharing a 1-bedroom condo with sofa bed), and $80/night per person for three sharing a 2-bedroom condo with sofa bed.) The condos, which are privately owned and leased back for the summer, are gorgeous!

    Mammoth Village Lodge isi the centerpiece of a resort with dozens of shops and restaurants and a lot of night spots. It is ideal for those who want to explore the region because of its proximity to vacation venues like Lake Tahoe (138 miles), Mono Lake (27 miles) and  Manzanar (92 miles).

    There’s a lot to do before and after Viscom and the folks at the Village Lodge have agreed to extend your stay at the conference rate (weekends slightly higher). Kim Komenich is compilingof his top 20 cool eastern Sierras spots, including Highway 50, “America’s Loneliest Highway”, Genoa, home of the oldest bar in Nevada, as well as some old wild west towns like Carson City and Bodie, home of California’s most well-preserved “ghost town”.

    If you’re into extremes, you can drive a few hours and climb the highest point in the lower 48 states (Mt. Whitney—14,505 feet), or catch a show at the Amargosa Opera House in America’s lowest point, Death Valley (-279 feet). Just in time for Viscom, the Mammoth Adventure Center will open the longest zipline in north America (beginning at 11,053 feet, descending 2,100 vertical feet.

    Backpackers, hot spring enthusiasts and fisherfolk will appreciate the scores of campgrounds and blue-ribbon trout streams nearby.

    The resort is served by Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH), which has connections through Los Angeles. You can save money by to flying to Lake Tahoe or Reno and driving down. (Airfares are best through Reno.)

    The $260 registration fee covers all meals except “excursion day” on Friday, when you’re on your own for lunch and dinner. We’ll end the conference on Saturday night with a big meal at the lodge’s Campo restaurant.

     

    Wanted: Research Chapters for Second Edition of Handbook of Visual Communication

    =&0=& March 1, 2019

    =&1=& About 5,000 words or 20 pages double-spaced with a reference list
    =&2=& APA
    =&3=& Blind peer-review
    =&4=&Unpublished and not under review
    =&5=& Sheree Josephson of Weber State University, contributor to the first edition; Ken Smith of University of Wyoming, co-editor of the first edition; Jim Kelly of Indiana University, past editor of Visual Communication Quarterly
    =&6=& Routledge
    =&7=& Strongly encouraged with copyright permission

    =&8=& sjosephson@weber.edu

    Work is beginning on the long-awaited edition of the second edition of “Handbook of Visual Communication: Theory, Methods, and Media.” The publisher (formerly Lawrence Erlbaum but now Routledge) was so happy with the first edition that it encouraged the book’s editors to begin work on an updated edition. The contract has been signed.   

    The second edition will be constructed in the same way as the first edition. It will be organized around chapters addressing the major theories in the field of Visual Communication accompanied by chapters about NEW exemplar studies illustrating research used to explore that theoretical area. Theory chapters will be invited. Research chapters will be selected through blind peer-review.     

    Research chapters to accompany the following theories are needed:

  • Aesthetics
  • Perception
  • Visual Rhetoric
  • Cognition
  • Semiotics
  • Reception Theory
  • Narrative
  • Media Aesthetics
  • Ethics
  • Visual Literacy
  • Cultural Studies
  • New Media
  • Ethnography
  • Visual Intersectionality
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    Final Program

    Hi all,

    I think I got all the requested changes! So, you have 48 hours until this is written in stone.  At that point, Louis can print to his heart’s content!

    2018-Program-6.5

    Please let me know if there are any changes.  Can’t wait to see you all! This looks like a great program!

    Trischa

    Finalish Program with Titles and Chairs

    Hi All,

    Sorry it’s taken so long to get this posted.  Sabbatical travel is an awesome if inconvenient thing!  Attached is a more final version of the program.  I’m pretty sure I got all of the changes requested.  Please read carefully and let me know ASAP if there are other changes. Please check to see if you are listed as a chair…if you don’t want to do it, let me know and I can slot someone else in!  Thanks for your patience.

     

    2018-Program-2-2-1