237130_A2_Week7_Task#2_Seeing the World_11/05/2016.

Consider this weeks lecture presentations by Erna and Dick and view Indigenous World Views vs Western World Views (237 130 Stream in Wk 7. Section). Reflect on the questions below and draft some brief responses.

  • What is your own world view? And where might those world view ideas have come from?

My world view is built on what I grew up with. My world view would be upon equality and an idealised world with no war, starvation or loss of innocent lives. Through my life I have believed that everyone should be as one and learn to continue along together as one. But I understand that this is something everyone wants but can’t have.

  • How do you think your world view shapes the way you see yourself, others and the world?

My world view is something that I take into account subconsciously when looking at myself and others.  It would shape the way I view people because I would try to find people who have the same world view as myself or are trying to create a better understand of the world around us and how we fit into it.

  • How might you connect world view, ideology, identity, and a personal perspective, and/or differentiate between them?

World view and personal perspective is somehow connected. Without having a world view we wouldn’t be able to create this perspective we hold. Having an identity is connected to all three ideas because we have an identity to differentiate ourselves from others and we are influenced by our perspective to create this identity we hold. Whether that identity is the same in person as online is different idea. Ideology is something that is influenced by society and how this can influence our perspective to follow the modern ideology of society.

  • You get your sense of belonging in relation to others who share a set of values, beliefs and ways of being in the world, can you identify some aspects of that collective world view that marginalise or subordinate other world views.

Coming from a western society I have a sense of belonging with people who also come from that society or people who are influenced by our society. When having a collective world view, we all have this same culture. For example like America and Britain, we all relate to each other because we connect with the same world view like world peace or materialised living. We all connect through our culture.

  • If your world view is the dominant and/or the most widely accepted and unchallenged world view what might it be like if your world view became the marginalised, un-noticed, or a disregarded world view?

If my work view is unnoticed I wouldn’t feel part of anything. I would come to believe that I was the only one with this view. With a world view being disregarded would make my opinion feel unnoticed. Feeling like this would lead to revolutions like it has through-out history.

  • How might the dominant world view see you and expect you to live out your life?

In this westernised culture, it would be seen that I get a job and work hard through out my life. But as this western culture changes there isn’t really an expectation on how to live my life, I live it how I would want to and not what is expected of me.

  • Return to the Sheilagh Walker text ‘Writing From the Gut: Kia tau the rangimārie’ (fromwk1&3) as she offers a world view and perspective on academia. Now what would you say about world view or her argument.

Her argument is the understanding of different cultures within an academic environment. With these already made expectations of Māori not going to university she is describing what it feels like to be put into the margin of expectations and how she is trying to break these expectations or change peoples opinions. She doesn’t like the enigma based around Māori students at university.

  • What might Mirzoeffs world view be?

Mirzoeff’s world view is based around what is shown visually and how this effects our view on the world. He is trying to get the audience to understand how through-out history and different means of visual images can manipulate a person to adapt or change their world view.

  • What would you say if you were to argue that ones world view has a part to play in the construction of a visual text and reading a visual text differently.

I would argue that a persons world view does effect the visual text they construct because this is what the believe and is the main point they are trying to portray within their work. They use these influences to influence others that have the same world view.

In a 100-250 word paragraph for a Blog Post discuss how a visual text can be constructed and read differently considering ‘world view’, ‘ideology’, and ‘the myth ofphotographic truth’. You might want to refer to the questions below as prompts for a draft of your paragraph, and you can refer to visual texts.

1. How might ‘world view’, ‘ideology’, and ‘the myth of photographic truth’ relate to each other?
2. How might they be considered when critically evaluating the producer of a visual text?
3. How might the ideas be considered when critically evaluating the audience of a visual text?
4. How might a visual text represent, affirm, normalise, and promote a dominant world view?
(Cite all source material–in-text citations and bibliographic citations: MLA captions; MLA in-text referencing for online sources, lecture presentations, video presentation).

As a person views an visual text, they have a already set perspective or understanding before they have thought about the image critically. One part of this perspective is the viewers ‘truth’ in contrast to the artists ‘truth’. These truths are created from the world view that is held by the person, the construction of the image is different from viewing it thus meaning two different truths. As stated in the video called “A Photographic Truth.”  the truth changes depending on the person (artist/viewer)(Youtube). Here ideology can influenced the construction and the viewing of this image because the person can be influenced by current changes in society/ politics. As society and politics are forever changing, this means that visual texts created are also forever changing.

Reflect on how these ideas might influence your thinking and making as an artist, designer or photographer?

These ideas can influence my thinking because it could make my work could not only be for myself but also for people who hold the same ideas/ world view as myself. I can reach an mass audience if I am able to create work based around something everyone is concerned with like environmental change etc.

Texts Referenced:

(Metmuseum. “A Photographic Truth.” YouTube. YouTube, 26 Oct. 2012. Web. 30 Apr. 2016.)

(Mirzoeff, Nicholas. “How to See Yourself”. How to See the World. London: Pelican, 2015. 31-69. Print)

(Cartwright, Lisa. “The Myth of Photographic Truth.” Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture. By Marita Sturken. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford UP, 2009. 16-22. Print.)


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