ERIC Number: ED369687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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The Use of Video Disks: Computer Based Analysis of Works of Art.
McWhinnie, Harold J.
This paper presents research using a computer with a video disk player to do aesthetic analysis of the work of Vincent Van Gogh. A discussion of the video disk system, and of several software systems including: (1) Dr. Halo, (2) Handy, (3) PC-Paint, and (4) Pilot are outlined. Several possible uses of the computer with interactive video disks for aesthetic analyses and creative efforts are described. The brief results of a pilot study and suggestions for additional studies are detailed. Assessing the results of instruction in the arts solely on the basis of variables of recall is limiting. If art education is to be discipline based, the means for assessment of growth and learning in art history, criticism, aesthetics, and the studio arts cannot be limited to just verbal tests of information and slide identification that assesses only one dimension of learning. A proposal to develop a means of assessment that is related to the visual and perceptual, as well as to the verbal mode of human behavior in the arts is outlined. The use of interactive video disks offer the possibility of combining a mode of assessment (the measurement of aesthetic preferences) with a means of instruction (the presentation of information) in one unified package that can be done in one instructional sitting. Seven video disks that are available for use with several computer software systems are listed. (DK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
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