One more thing: a passage from Susanne K. Langer, relevant to how I'm thinking about my use of image alongside text. She claims that due to its linear form, language falls short in conveying feelings and emotions, and thus discursive forms are seen as intelligent, while everything else is relegated to the realm of the irrational. For Langer (2009, 1962), images have an important function, for it is not that “feeling and emotion are irrational; on the contrary, they seem irrational because language does not help make them conceivable, and most people cannot conceive anything without the logical scaffolding of words” (p. 83).
Big Goals, Little Promises
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