2018 Bangkok Visual Literacy: learning to see


James Elkins. Leaning to Use Your Eyes. http://www.jameselkins.com/index.php/trade-books/203-how-to-use-your-eyes

Amy E. Herman. Visual Intelligence Amy E. Herman. V http://www.visualintelligencebook.com/about/

Visual Thinking Strategies. https://vtshome.org/

Harvard's Project Zero : Visible Thinking. http://www.pz.harvard.edu/projects/visible-thinking

Museum of Modern Art: Visual Thinking Curriculum http://www.pz.harvard.edu/projects/momas-visual-thinking-curriculum-project

Milan Kundera: Slowness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhCkGls_xNs

Carl Honore In Praise of Slowness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0DzFkjEMoY


What is Visual literacy? Toledo Museum of Art


Edutopia: George Lucas on Teaching Visual Literacy and Communications https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwDXlA_6usI

Maggie Berg, and Barbara K. Seeber, The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy. https://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2016/05/12/477687350/resisting-the-corporate-university-what-it-means-to-be-a-slow-professor

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Recommended films:

Bridge to Terabithia

Based on Katherine Paterson's novel, this family fantasy film follows the adventures of two ten-year-old misfits. Artistic Jess is initially suspicious of new girl Leslie, but he soon recognises a kindred spirit. They create an imaginary world in the woods near their homes called Terabithia, and as their adventures become ever-more elaborate, their lives change for the better. A powerful portrayal of love, loss, and imagination, as seen through children's eyes.

When Marnie Was There

Anna, a shy and awkward 12-year-old, finds it difficult to fit in, and when her anxiety-related asthma becomes more serious her foster mother sends her away to recover with relatives in the country. Drawn to a mysterious abandoned mansion on the other side of the marsh, Anna meets a spirited girl her own age called Marnie, and a deep friendship develops that Marnie makes her promise to keep secret.

Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo is a young boy living in a small, seaside village in ancient Japan who enjoys telling stories to the local residents. However, this peaceful existence is suddenly shattered when a vengeful spirit of the past resurfaces. To overcome the gods and monsters which pursue him - including the Moon King and the evil twin Sisters - Kubo must locate the magical suit of armor previously worn by his deceased father, a legendary samurai warrior.

Inside Out

Inside Out takes place in two worlds: real life, where 11-year-old Riley is struggling to deal with her family's move to the bright lights of San Francisco, and "Headquarters" - the area inside Riley's brain controlling all of her thoughts and emotions, populated by five diverse characters. At first, Joy is their dominant leader, but as Riley struggles to adjust to the challenges of a new city, home and school, other emotions - Anger, Fear, Disgust and Sadness - increasingly come to the fore.

The Cup

It's 1998 and two young football mad monks, Orgyen and Nyima, are living in a remote Himalayan monastery, desperately trying to find a television so that they can watch the World Cup Final from Paris. Their elders are rather bemused at their obsession, and also concerned about the excessive intrusion of the outside world into their sacred contemplative space.

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