ERIC Number: ED370562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
A Dialogue about Mythological Symbols from the Campfire to the Digital Age.
Seels, Barbara; Fredette, Barbara
This paper examines the role of myths and symbols in society through the use of a hypothetical dialogue. The paper begins by explaining what myths are and the functions they serve. Mythology and mythical symbols of past and present are compared. These changes in the nature of mythological symbols are explored through a dialogue between an artist and a media producer. During this dialogue, the importance of the study of myths as symbols in an age of global and digital communication becomes apparent. The idea that a world mythodology may evolve from media experiences is introduced. If this is the case, visual literacy becomes important in order to prevent manipulation through symbolism. (Contains 14 references.) (JLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Information Age
Note: In: Visual Literacy in the Digital Age: Selected Readings from the Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (25th, Rochester, New York, October 13-17, 1993); see IR 055 055.