For me the most interesting part of the paper has possibly been the chapter World of War, it really widened my horizons in terms of maps and the fight for borders. I enjoyed the image analysis the most, as I found it easier to write about. I have the work load to be a struggle especially when tying it in with other work, it is also hard when once you have finished one weeks task you get made to do the next ones almost right away. Understanding the different forms of essay writing has been quite interesting however I don’t find this freedom of writing style to be possible with these Assessment. As of yet I have found the idea of context the most usual and practicing image analysis, I am struggling to enjoy the essay writing and did not think it would be as present in BDes. I do have a new appreciation for a paper like this as I see it being usual in the future… hopefully.


Week 8 – Task 1

Planning and Preparation

Making proper plans

style of writing


Writing Skills




§ Content and Visual Text Analysis Tools




§ Research and Information Gathering Tools and Protocols



google article

Week 7 – Task 4

The ideas I will discuss in my essay are:

-The idea of maps giving generals and kings to command their armies from afar.

– The wars over land -maps created by war.

– The opinion that war is not necessary.

Turned into questions:

What gave Kings and Generals the ability to command their armies from afar?

What is the relationship maps have with wars?

Is war necessary?


The power of maps.

Wars shaping the world.

War in our bones.


While wars have been in humanities history since the very beginning, maps have not. Leaders of armies would go into battle along side their armies. Once maps came into play however leaders were now enabled command their armies from a comfortable position. Therefore decreasing their chances dramatically into losing their life. War itself occurs through

Week 7 – Task


  1. A key argument is whether war is point full or pointless.
  2. This is one of the most important arguments of them all, I history has been shaped by war no matter what, to determine if it is indeed good or not is more opinion then straight fact.
  3. The image i will refer to is the Vietnam Anti war/ anti US poster.
  4.  I will refer to:
  • Bertrand Russell (Anti-War philosopher)
  • John F. Kennedy (President of United States)
  • Gandhi (Anti War civil rights movement spokemens)

They evidence is based off there experience, there significance and opinions are backed up by the people that followed them.

Week 7 – Task 2

I suppose world view relates to ideology because your ideology is shaped considerably by a world view, they basically go hand in hand. You believe in political points and views from your ideology and therefore you world view is shaped by the political views. I don’t really see the relation to ‘the myth of photographic truth’. You obviously when looking at a producer decide whether you like him from the visual text he has produced. It will also come into play when you analyse the piece, what views does it have which therefore correlate to what views the producer has. People obviously want to target a specific audience usually so if you will choose possibly and specific ideology or world view.



Week 7 – Task 1



When photography first came to be, it only came raw, the image you saw was the image taken and no one would deny that. However towards the 1990’s when the digital world was starting to become into effect, the ability to edit images more and more occurred. People gained more of an ability to change images and therefore the lack raw material slowly faded away  like a ‘myth.’ Images of people, landscapes, events, etc could altered almost completely to the point in which no truly believes photographs. In relation to visual analysis, there must be a common understanding that you can’t believe every image you see, you must analyse and contextualise otherwise you will be miss leaded.