Visual Communication in Action

In New media, Visual rhetoric on October 29, 2012 at 9:49 am

A new article by Alexis Madrigal of The Atlantic focuses on four graphics of Hurricane Sandy. The graphics—and the storm, judging by the graphics in the article—are powerful. As Alexis states in the article, “You don’t want to look, but you also can’t help it.” But, that’s only part of the rhetorical force of storm graphics.


The interesting thing about weather graphics is that they blur “what is” with “what MAY be.” It puts an interesting spin on the phrase “seeing is believing” when an animated graphic begins with reality and blends into probability.

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