Rafael Fajardo
Director, SWEAT collaborative
Associate Professor,
Emergent Digital Practices
University of Denver


Teaching: Introduction To Visual Meaning

ARTD 2315 Introduction to Visual Meaning: This introductory course lays the groundwork for visual semiotics and design literacy, to understand how meaning is formed. It consists of practical design applications reflecting cultural, social, political and psychological contexts.

2002 Fall Intro to Visual Meaning ARTD 2315/DMST 2000, two sections
2004 Fall Intro to Visual Meaning ARTD 2315/DMST 2000

This course was retitled Introduction to eMAD begining the fall of 2005.

2002 Fall
2004 Fall

Gallery (12 images) documenting 8 x 8 pixel and 16 x 16 pixel self-portraits. The students were exploring the pixel as a fundamental unit of digital meaning, and progressively building projects of greater complexity. This project links the highly abstract pixel with concrete attempts at representation similar to how hand-made marks of different shades are composed in a drawing.