When I decided on the imagery for this assignment I picked out photographs I had taken that I feel can evoke different meanings to different people based on their life. I believe they evoke different feelings or emotions based on different discussions I have had with various people on the images. Although the images are of specific animals we don't necessarily only connect to them on that level. We see contemplation, sadness, strength, purpose, drive and many other things. In relation to John Berger we often see ourselves for what we are through others. If someone says a model is beautiful we create a guide on which to rate beauty based on other's opinions of it. With imagery having a different meanings for different people, I would like to throw out there a connection between what I mentioned earlier about humans as vain creatures. We see connections to ourselves through objects and other creatures. We often say a person looks like a pig, or we say that a person's dog or cat looks just like them. So when we say that we connect a differently to a image, it isn't too far of a leap to say we connect to other creatures differently as well.
The words for this assignment I arranged them in the code to tell a specific story. The code randomizes the words and so no one will be able to guess the story I am telling without seeing the code and even then those words have their own meaning to me and would tell a different story to someone else. I felt this was important to the readings and videos we had watched this far in class because an artist or designer can only take the audience so far with a design before the audience creates their own interpretation of the design.
To spin it all together the final out come of this project is a visualization of a story I tell about myself. The images and the words tell that story for me, but without my explanation it is unlikely that anyone will be able to interpret the story in the way it was meant to be told. All of this ties back to my post from last week in how we all have the ability to interpret sound/ music to have meaning that is unseen. The same way we interpret sound, we interpret imagery and words, to have the meanings that are based on things we already know.