Archive for the ‘Visual rhetoric’ Category

Visualizing Wrongdoing in Engineering Apologia

In Apologetic rhetoric, Visual rhetoric on January 11, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner has experienced numerous malfunctions since its release. Those ongoing issues have resulted in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announcing that it will conduct a comprehensive review of the design and assembly of the 787’s main systems. In covering the news of this announcement, The Guardian published an interactive graphic of the 787’s problems.

Interactive visual of 787's problems

Interactive visual of 787’s problems

The situation presents an interesting spotlight into the process of engineering apologia. By apologia, I mean the Read the rest of this entry »


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 Read the rest of this entry »

BP’s Apologia and Visual Rhetoric

In Apologetic rhetoric, New media, Rhetorical analysis, Visual rhetoric on May 10, 2010 at 11:08 am

Three weeks after the offshore oil rig exploded, the situation is still out of control and oil is still spilling into the waters of the Gulf. Attempts to stop, minimize or even contain the oil have so far failed, leaving many people to point the finger at Read the rest of this entry »