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Re: clip art

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ricki fromkin (fromkinr)
Mon, 26 Jul 1999 17:38:12 -0400


wendy sauls wrote:
>
> yikers!
>
> i don't think we should assume the worst of someone when they ask for
> a visual resource like clip art. i would hate to think any of us
> would want to discourage others from participating in this
> fabulo-tremendous group by making them fearful of getting slapped on
> the hand verbally...
>
> i am fascinated by clip art and other types of what could be called
> post modern icons. maybe i'm way too easily amused, but to me,
> analysis of clip art symbols is pretty interesting. you could think
> about what is needed to represent a certain idea or thing, what is
> necessary and what is superfluous to accurate communication and
> interpretation and why, the similarities and differences in clip art
> images for the same thing, the origins of clip art images (some of
> them are from "classic" artworks)...it can also be neat to
> distort/simplify/repeat/flip them (play, in other words) and see what
> type of images can be created. to me it seems there is lots of
> creative and learning potential here...
>
> i mean, it's not like someone said they were going to enlarge the
> images and have students color them with cheap crayons! ;D
>
> wendy

I feel like I'm clip-art crazy all of a sudden. You would think i have
stock in the company or something. How about a lesson redesigning
clip-art symbols?

Ricki