This is the start of my second image idea. I intend to analyse semiotics of the digital visual vernacular, by parodying the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet. Playing out her famous ponderings on semiotics over text rather than in person, we can see how context affects the semantics and sincerity of a thought or sentiment.
In order to get a solid grasp on how I’ll convey meaning in each image, I think it’s important to really flesh out the logistics of making them, and the academic contexts behind them. But first, I’ll need some kick-off ideas.
1. Representing: whether our usage of social media is leading people to feel more isolated / depressed / disconnected
The growth of interactivity in digital media has made a significant contribution to the democratisation of culture, particularly within the realm of authorship and creative control. The increasing dissolution of the creator-audience barrier, borne of the widespread accessibility of these new digital platforms such as social media, as well as the participatory nature of online communities, has encouraged wider horizons for society to engage with, contribute to, or change messages.