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Level : Graduate
Course Language : French
Term : Fall
Number of hours : 24
ECTS Credits : 1
The growth of the Internet is making infography a must.
Infography is an art, a digital art that makes it possible to process a multitude of information. Once converted into digital data, information can be communicated and exchanged around the globe. Information is being distributed faster and becoming increasingly interactive and universally accessible. It is both a media revolution, and a threat. Information is hard to control, as it can be changed at any time. The copyright issue raises its head. To take the example of photos, a photomontage took hours of work years ago, whereas software like Photoshop, for instance, makes it possible to do it in a tenth of the time. Everything is possible, the only bounds being those set by our imagination. These new techniques mean that we have to be constantly on the alert and hone our sense of observation to spot all frauds.
The seminar thus sets out to develop a sense of observation and impart basic infography skills. You will be performing several different exercises, from the creation of a simple logo to a complex photomontage. In order to do so, you will be using several software programs that will enable you to study the various methods for creating plans, photomontages and page layouts.
The seminar will operate as a workshop. The students will exchange impressions throughout the course and pool their information to carry out various jobs.
Programme for the seminar:
Studies of the various digital image acquisition techniques:
- the resources
- the future techniques
The status of the digital image in media terms: the media, Internet
The image protection concept: what future is there for signatures and copyright?
How to edit and/or distort a digital image: the techniques, the software
Practical work: software use:
- creation of a simple volume for integration into an existing site
- photomontage and simulation starting out from a real project
Problems arising between the virtual image and reality:
Learning how to present a digital image: practical work:
- page layout, printing, distribution
Debate on the way a digital image is interpreted in our society:
- where is the truth?
Venue: Computer science hall
Software used: Adobe Photoshop, Arc+, Arc Reader
Hardware: Macintosh PowerPC (computer science hall), colour printer, digital camera.
Last Modification : Monday 19 March 2007
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