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December 11, 2017

Watch Nancy Burson’s Latest GIF Morphing Trump with “Rocket Man”

Watch Nancy Burson’s Latest GIF Morphing Trump with “Rocket Man”
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By Michael Shaw The GIF and the picture are about Trump's identification with nemeses, and about scaling the Mt. Olympus for autocrats.

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December 7, 2017

Visual Scholars Read the Fake Russian Ads – Part 1

Visual Scholars Read the Fake Russian Ads – Part 1
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By Michael Shaw We asked seven visual scholars to analyze one of the sponsored ads Russian trolls ran on Facebook during the 2016 presidential election.

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December 6, 2017

7 Takes on TIME’s “Person of the Year” Silence Breakers Cover

7 Takes on TIME’s “Person of the Year” Silence Breakers Cover
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By Michael Shaw In effect, Trump did make the "Person of the Year" cover. On TIME’s striking POY Silence Breaker Cover.

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December 4, 2017

Reading the Pictures Is More Essential Than Ever: Support Us

Reading the Pictures Is More Essential Than Ever: Support Us
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By Michael Shaw Almost a decade-and-a-half since we began, we are the rare organization promoting both visual literacy and media literacy.

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December 3, 2017

Trump Is Disturbed, But We Always Look Past It

Trump Is Disturbed, But We Always Look Past It
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By Michael Shaw He’s been acting even crazier and more deluded, the silence and enabling only amplifying the danger.

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