1. Why do you think the reproduction of image is so prevalent in the world today?
The reproduction of image is so prevalent because time after time we have seen it prove to be successful. When an image is presented to the public, it can take on its own persona, and have a huge impact. This can be a positive or negative impact, it just depends on how memorable it is. So in turn, images are reproduced in order to get that same feeling or memory running through the minds of the public/consumer/voter.
2. What do you think this prevalence bodes for the future of graphic design and your place in it?
Well I feel that this prevalence speaks volumes about how important graphic design is and will continue to be. As long as there are people who want to convey a message or idea, there will be a need for graphic design. Being able to combine “Art” and “Design” with an underlying message and or idea is what will help someone become a better graphic designer. I hope to improve my skills in these areas and one day be able to call myself a successful graphic designer.
3. Why do you think the John McCain drive for the presidency failed to use the Internet (or failed to use it effectively) as a means of communicating with voters?
I think the McCain campaign for the presidency failed to use the internet effectively because they probably didn’t think that it would of had as big of an impact as it turned to have. It hadn’t really been done before. It also didn’t help that there was also jokes about how ancient John McCain was, he himself even admitted he didn’t know how to use a computer. Contrast that with Barack Obama who was showcased as the younger, more hip candidate. Obama’s campaign simply just had the more tech conscious people working for it, and it proved to be the downfall of McCain’s bid for the presidency.