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5 Graphics


If you consider the information we see everyday; in the street, in magazines, online and on television for example, it’s easy to understand how the world around us is becoming ever more mediated by the use of graphics. For example, you can see opposite an ‘infographic’ about the writer and director Quentin Tarantino, produced as part of the Guardian’s ‘Infomania’ series. If you click onto this infographic, here, you will find that it is also interactive (it contains links to additional multimedia content and websites).


Graphical representations are increasingly common in all areas of our lives, to such an extent that some people consider 'graphicacy’ to be the third major domain of thought and expression after literacy and numeracy.


Taken from The Guardian online, see http://www.theguardian.com/ culture/series/infomania


You can watch a video of Tommy McCall talking about graphicacy, ‘the next great leap forward’, at TEDx East in May 2011 here.


You can also read more about this topic here.


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