Visual literacy

People who see a difference between literature and other forms of storytelling in terms of quality, analytical depth, and cultural, historical, or political relevance

In our household, we have a few ground rules about how we communicate with other humans. We don’t pretend butter is gross, we don’t say “race”, and we don’t think books are, by default, better than their film adaptations.

From Wikipedia:

Visual literacy is the ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in the form of an image, extending the meaning of literacy, which commonly signifies interpretation of a written or printed text.

For further exploration

  • Stories we tell / stories we don’t tell
  • Reader-response criticism
  • Semiotic democracy