The Creative Use of Media Online Course
Diagram of the Progressive Inquiry Model
used in the workshops
> Each participant on the course was allocated an online space on the European Schoolnet Portal
> All participants could exchange ideas and collaborate with one another and their tutors (Jukka Orava and Pete Worrall) in their online learning spaces.
> Image Reading - Flickr
> Impossible Images & Image Manipulation
> Shared Space - Frontpage
> Creating a social network using Ning
Flickr - Image Reading Extract
A says: A collection of symbols. The message could be related to the efforts of human vanity in front of the divine will.
B says: In the Orthodox culture, the image of Christ is placed to a clean wall, usually on the East side, because there is light which is giving color to the other things. It is a privileged place, to which people were educated, and used to watch every day, even in times of tribulation, or when Time is hardly touching them.
Today their faith, or what was left of it, is an image that are undistinguished from background, suffocating crowd of other things that have gained in value today. Under the sway of a time that took it crazy (the clock up the Christ) or other threats (gun), faith gradually loses strength and distinction.
C says: Yes, impious as it may seen to a strictly orthodox christian (broadly speaking) I can see piety, bitterness, an outcry to all things that re-cruxify christian spirit of love and humanism: Violence, materialism, hedonism, what have you. Christ's arm is missing. Very forceful use of a broken religious item.
D says: This image is symbolic in many ways: there are numerous of mixed up objects around Christ; chaos of modern society is rather intense and Christ is incapable of helping: he lost his left arm just as people lost their faith in him. But maybe people are not responsible for loosing their faith, maybe it is only because they got tired of religion in every aspect of it (thats why there are numerous objects) and the way in which religion perpetual repeats-recycles the same old patterns for social plagues (besides, it is a recycled art image)