“Breaking the Myth: One Picture is NOT (Always) Worth a Thousand Words” Moderated by Nahum D. Gershon

  • ©Robert Braham, Andrew Glassner, Barbara Mones, and Russ Rose



Entry Number: 05


    Breaking the Myth: One Picture is NOT (Always) Worth a Thousand Words




    We need to understand both the power and frailty of images to effectively use new visualization and computer graphics technologies, especially on the World Wide Web. The panel and audience discuss and debate the weakness of images, including the difficulty of using them to represent information clearly; the dependency of visual and information perception on past memories, experiences, beliefs, and culture; the difficulty of making effective use of color; and what could be learned from the art and design communities. 

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