Today I went through my personal belongings to come up with a list of 12 different items that reflect a mode of communication.
- Under Armour – V
- Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon – V, S, L
- Cleveland Browns Football Keychain – V
- Foster’s Bottle Opener – V, L
- North Face Logo on my Backpack – V, L
- Virginia Tech Cover on Laptop – V
- Fruit Ninja App – V, L, A
- Jetpack App – V, L, A, G
- Blue Gel Pen (Pilot G-2 07) – L
- Lexar USB – L
- Kroger Plus Shoppers Card – V, S, L
- Virginia Tech ID – V, S, L
I don’t have any particular text have covers all five types of communication, but I do cover all of them throughout my different 12 items. Most of the items that I found were either visual, spatial or linguistic. Most of the texts that I found were visual and linguistic, I tend to have more logos and brand names either on me or around me. I have a tendency of showing these off as well, that is why so many of my items are visual. They are easily identifiable. Most of the items come from the same general area or type of communication, they all have similar characteristics and properties and convey the same message. The biggest difference I have between my items are my apps and then my logos. The apps have a lot more modes of communication just because you are actually doing something, they convey a spatial and aural message; however, some of the logos that I have are just visual, they just have the logo and that is all. Although, the logo is easily identifiable and anyone would recognize it, they tend not to say much more than that. Most of the text that is used on the item enhances it greatly. The text and linguistic only adds to the item. It lets the reader/audience know exactly what they are looking at. Most of the items in my backpack have different modes of communication, we go through the day not even thinking about it but we are in fact being bombarded every moment by these different modes of communication.