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  1. Feb 2018
    1. A picture will quickly convey more information in this situation than will a written description.

      A picture can be more useful in other situations as well. For example, referring again to the supplemental text, it would have been more helpful for the news cast about hurricane Irma to include pictures of what was going on, rather than having a translator that did not know what he was doing to stand in front of the camera without a purpose. An image in this case, would have been more straight forward and everyone could have understood the circumstances without leaving people out. Although people should not have to resort to pictures for newscasts, it is more wise to use a picture rather than excluding a minority group.

    2. The visual mode refers to the use of images and other characteris-tics that readers see.

      This can be tied to the quilts at the quilt gallery. Some quilts are designed in different ways for example, some quilts have a lot of detail and stitching while others are more plane and don't have much detail. The amount of detail can also be tied with the age of the person that the quilt is memorializing. For example, the quilt is chose this time has small patches added on that looked to be drawn on by a kid with crayons. The conclusion can be drawn that the man that passed due to aids had kids or was a mentor to kids. Therefore, he was older in age.

    3. The spatial mode is about physical arrangement.

      Spatial mode can go hand in hand with visual mode. They both have to do with what looks better to the eye. For example, where certain pictures are located or the type of font that is used to convey a message impacts how a message is received.

    4. but what about the increas-ingly tense background music in a lV drama,

      Aural mode is especially important when it comes to movies, tv shows, etc. Music changes the mood of a movie or tv show. makes things more happy, suspenseful, etc.

    5. Visual Mode

      Visual mode has a lot to do with what is appealing to the eye and what isn't. An example that is not mentioned in the reading is restaurant menus. It is easier for a person to follow a menu that is straight forward, sleek, detailed word description, rather than a menu that is colorful, has many pictures, etc. This is because people generate their own ideas and images of how things look on their own using details. Menus are different examples because they use words to describe how something looks, that way people will imagine the plate in the best way possible.

    6. The linguistic mode refers to the use of language, which usually ~ means written or spoken word~. When we think about the ways ~ the linguistic mode is used to make or understand meaning, we can consider

      Linguistic mode is important when considering the audience that something is directed towards. for example, if you want to get a point across to a child, you would speak in a more soothing tone or a more motherly tone in order to calm them down or make them understand. A politician that is attempting to get elected as governor will probably use a more sophisticated tone, use different reliable sources and such in order to appeal to the people he wants to vote for him.

    7. For instance, lolcats, a well-known Internet meme, are multimodal. They combine photographs of cats with words written In humor-ously incorrect grammar to create a text that uses both visuals and language-11111/tip/e modes-to be funny.

      This paragraph of the reading is relatable to me and to the meme culture of today. Nearly every week there is a new meme that goes viral on the internet and more times than not, the texts associated are poorly written. The lack of grammar knowledge is most likely used to be funny or in attempt to use as least words as possible to make a point.


    8. Comidcr, for example, all of the mode-. at play in a simple TV

      In the reading, the author gives an example of all the modes at play while making a tv commercial. The people that work to create the tv commercial know about the product and know how to appeal to the audiences' emotions in order to sell it. It is important for one to know how to interpret information so that people understand a text. The supplemental reading i chose was: "Deaf Community outraged after interpreter signed gibberish before Irma." This article talks about a man that was "interpreting" news about the hurricane but did not know how to properly translate. Instead of having deaf people understand the news report, they were angered because he disrespected them. This relates to the example in the reading because in order for the text to be valid or relatable, then the interpretation must be understandable.

    9. Text traditionally means written words. But because we want to talk about the visuals, sounds, and movement that make up multi-media, we use the term text to refer to a piece of communication as a whole. A text can be anything from a lolcat to a concert tee shirt to a dictionary to a performance.

      Often times on social media platforms, there will be an option or an area to attach a piece of text when uploading a picture or video. This text helps to explain the picture and gives it meaning. For example, a person may post a picture of a person or an object and the caption can explain the picture and give it more in depth meaning.

    10. For instance, lolcats, a well-known Internet meme, are multimodal. They combine photographs of cats with words written In humor-ously incorrect grammar to create a text that uses both visuals and language-11111/tip/e modes-to be funny.

      Today, most of the internet and social media revolves around memes and ridiculous pictures of animals or humans doing different activities. The lolcat is one of the many memes in today's culture. A meme that can relate to the lolcat is the chicken spongebob meme. The point of this meme is to say something obvious and then another person replies to it in a mocking tone. The mocking tone is represented by the lack of capitalization rules and the sassy pose that spongebob is making is making in the picture. attached is an example of the meme.