Knysh Family Time Capsule - "Culture of Water"

I was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in the heart of the Canadian prairies. About as far as you can get from water. So, how did my family come to have a “Culture of Water?” Well, in 1981, while living in…

Knysh recreation of "Until Kingdom Comes"

To demonstrate manipulation of reality in images, I decided to emulate or imitate Simen Johan’s “Until Kingdom Comes” and Moriko Mori’s “Mirror of Water”. Imitation of “Until Kingdom Comes” by Simen Johan Simen Johan is his image “Until Kingdom Comes”…

Interactive technology can provide a gateway to learning

Do students learn by sitting in a classroom listening to a teacher? For many students, including me, the answer is a resounding “No.” We just get “Bored!” It wasn’t until I finished a MASc. degree, and started developing educational software…

President Kennedy Assassination, 1963

Yes, this is my second photo post on “Photographs that have Changed the World topic.” This photo originally came to mind for this assignment, but I struggled with the “changing the world” objective. I decided that I needed to post…

Tiananmen Square "Tank Man" (photograph taken by Jeff Widener, Associated Press)

When asked to choose a photograph that changed the world, the photo from Tiananman Square immediately came to mind. This photo was taken by Jeff Widener of the Associated Press on June 5, 1989, in Beijing’s Tiananman Square. This unknown man temporarily stops…

New Media's Impact on Society and Social Change

This blog was created as part of Lesley Louden’s class on New Media and Social Change taught at West Valley College. In this class we will study the implications of digital photography and internet technology on society, and the use of new…