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New Visual World and Future Competencies

The new visual world refers to the ubiquitous presence of digital images that are presented and represented as objects for human use and understanding. It is a world created through digital technologies. The term new visual world is used to differentiate visual phenomena appearing in the digital age from those in the old visual world where real or analogue objects are presented and processed by the human eye. This entry first discusses the visual world and historical concepts of it. The entry then discusses the concept of the new visual world and how new technologies allow enhanced perception and increased choices. Finally, the entry lists future competencies that are essential to successfully live in the new visual world.

The Visual World

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