Thesis: Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Acknowledgments……………………………………………………………………………………………………….3
Abstract……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5
Website……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..6
Preface………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………7
Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………………………………10
Literature Review………………………………………………………………………………………………………16
What is visual literacy……………………………………………………………………………….16
Signs: Words and Images…………………………………………………………………………..22
Semiotics…………………………………………………………………………27
Visual Culture………………………………………………………………………………………….32
Ethical Concerns………………………………………………………………….35
Visual Studies and Beyond………………………………………………………………………..39
Review of Similar Websites……………………………………………………………………………………….41
Project Design………………………………………………………………………………………………………….49
New Content and Who Makes it…………………………………………………………………49
The Vidtionary Video Definition………………………………………………………………..51
How the videos are created: Software and Image Sources……………………………..54
Website Technical Considerations………………………………………………………………58
The Website: Video Hosting………………………………………………………………………66
The Audience…………………………………………………………………………………………..69
Conclusion: The Future………………………………………………………………………73
References……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….82