Methods Lens-Based 2018-19

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Session three: Synopsis, annotation, taking notes and breaking down an argument

10:00: recap and intro from Steve

Debrief Steve on progress with EYE project

1) Unfinished business from the last session

a) make a page for self-directed research text on the wiki

Self directed research description 7-11-19

b) make link to your own methods research page on your student page

Assess what needs to be done with that text to improve (edit, add images &c), consider how it can be augmented (continued)

Sample librariesLink

2) Synopsis and break-down

Steve will present a series of arguments.

What is the thesis?

What is the conclusion?

James Bridle

New aesthetic

James Bridle

End of the future

The neural aesthetic

Kenneth Goldsmith

3) Afternoon:

Find a text (article or book chapter) which relates to your work in some way, read it and make a synopsis of it (300 words max)

Describe the thesis (what is the speaker talking about?), describe the conclusion


Upload synopsis 7-10-18 here


Session four: image analysis and synopsis continued


1) Recap and update


2) Image analysis

here is today's pad


3) Synopsis continued

4) Steve Tutorials (part one)

Sign here:

14:30 - Marieke

15:00 - Ugo

15:30 - Andreas

16:00 - Felix

Session five

Comparative criticism

Building on from the last session (in which you wrote a synopsis).

It takes two elements to make an essay.


Take two synopses you have made

Compare the thesis and conclusion of each.

Establish your own position in relation to them.

1) 10:00 meet and make a plan for the day (write second synopsis, make comparison)

2) write (Steve will talk to individual about your plan)

3) 16:20 publish draft on wiki

4) 16:30 come together as group and discuss outcome


Session Six

Steve tutorials (part two)

Session six

Comparative criticism

Building on from the last session (in which you wrote a synopsis).

Session Seven: Exercises in style

Log Line (one sentence outline)

First = make a draft longline and synopsis (1 hour)

Meet at 11:35 discuss options.

Synopsis 1

Synopsis 2 (with added jeopardy)



14:00 Upload texts written in AM session

Continue with exercises in style and work on unfinished business from last trimester