Images and Meaning in the Age of the Computer

Ode to Computer Animation

by Sonya Shannon November 18, 2011

This was my curator’s statement for the Fourth Annual New York Digital Salon in 1996. It was published in Leonardo (MIT Press).

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Sonya Shannon’s Letter to Vogue Magazine

by Sonya Shannon September 12, 2011
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Heavy-handed retouching robs an actress of her very character, wit, and genuineness that make her the author’s favorite.

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Docu-Glam   
Part I: Fact vs. Make-Believe in the Age of Photoshop

by Sonya Shannon April 4, 2011
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For all the commotion about how digital photo retouching (“photoshopping”) deceives the eye and causes low self-esteem among women and teen girls, in fact it is only the last of countless “retouches” Western women apply to themselves.

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10 Noteworthy Women Animators

by Sonya Shannon October 21, 2010
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Ten influential women animators are listed for their accomplishments, animation techniques, and the role they played in film history.

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Movement Over Mind

by Sonya Shannon August 30, 2010

Various forms of animation use slight-of-hand that deceives the human mind.

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Color Map Cycling: Impressions of Sunstone

by Sonya Shannon August 29, 2010
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A very early technique, based on the limits of an image palette, results in a very special visual effect.

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