The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum – even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there’s free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate.
NOAM CHOMSKY, The Common Good, Odonian Press, 1998
Visual messages surround us. The graphic user interface and the convergence of audio, video and text have increased the use of visual imagery dramatically. The visually literate can interpret, use, appreciate, and create messages using traditional and digital media in ways that advance thinking, decision making, communication, and learning. Articles here offer a better understanding of the role of visuals in communication.