VISUAL REVIEW. International Visual Culture Review <p><em>VISUAL REVIEW. International Visual Culture Review </em>asks questions about the nature of the image and about the imaging functions. This interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary magazine brings together the perspectives of researchers, theorists, professionals and teachers from different fields, such as architecture, art, cognitive science, telecommunications, computing, cultural studies, design, education , film studies, history, linguistics, management, marketing, commercialization and distribution, the media, museography, philosophy, semiotics, photography, psychology, religious studies, etc.</p> <p><em>VISUAL REVIEW. International Visual Culture Review </em>is peer-reviewed. It has qualitative content review processes that guarantee the publication of works of the highest scientific quality. The arbitration system uses external evaluators to this editorial. Only original texts written in Spanish, Portuguese or English are accepted for publication.</p> <p>Editorial decisions are not affected by the origin of the manuscript, including the authors' nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race or religion. Decisions to edit or publish are not determined by government or other agency policies, that is, by policies other than those of the magazine itself.</p> en-US (Equipo editorial) (Equipo de soporte) Wed, 05 May 2021 17:50:44 +0200 OJS 60 Conflicts of Beliefs and Conflicts of Desires in the Technological Age. Historical Future and Social Disconsiderations Through the Case Study of Years And Years Series <p>This paper elaborates a reflection on the power of audiovisual production in the interpretations of the political, social and existential crises of our present time.&nbsp; For this, a hermeneutical work is done on the British television miniseries Years and Years created and written by Russel T. Davies for BBC and HBO, concentrating on the narrative breadth it contains to critically think about phenomena such as the end of history, the&nbsp; post-politics and transhumanism, thus hovering over the complexity of the technological age.&nbsp; A work that integrates the analytics of a dystopian future that extends in its fictional virtuality beyond entertainment on the unthinkable and closer to a reality to come.</p> Delia Manzanero, Marc Pallarès Piquer, Juan Diego Hernández Albarracín, José Vicente Villalobos Antúnez Copyright (c) Wed, 05 May 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Luxury fashion brands and the female body <p>This work focuses on analyzing whether luxury fashion brands, considered to Forbes magazine 2018, contribute with social responsibility for the sake of female inclusion. For this, we have been taken as a sample the profiles of the most influential Instagrammers of size XL at the international level in 2019, published by the magazine Trendencias (2019). Applying a qualitative-descriptive methodology, it has been shown that luxury fashion brands that are advertised on Instagram induce the consolidation of a social system in which perfect bodies prevail, according to the traditional canon of beauty</p> Inmaculada Sánchez-Labella Martín Copyright (c) 2021 VISUAL REVIEW. International Visual Culture Review Mon, 31 May 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Caso de estudio sobre el nuevo tipo de consumidor cinematográfico: el fenómeno binge-watching <p>La brusca irrupción de Internet en el mercado audiovisual ha transformado completamente las tendencias y hábitos de consumo cinematográfico. Dentro de este nuevo ecosistema audiovisual, la mayor parte del consumo se realiza de manera online, y es en las generaciones más jóvenes, objeto del presente estudio, en quienes este hábito se da de una manera más evidente. El deseo de poder consumir el contenido audiovisual dónde, cuándo y cómo se quiera, ha venido marcando la evolución de este sector en las últimas dos décadas. Con la aparición de las grandes distribuidoras de video bajo demanda, se ha facilitado el consumo compulsivo de series y películas, fenómeno conocido como binge-watching.</p> Antonio Matei Copyright (c) 2021 VISUAL REVIEW. International Visual Culture Review Tue, 01 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Masculine-feminine: Implications of the abundance of hair on gender perception <p>Hair is an element that has been present in human evolution since time immemorial. The excessive growth of hair on the body starts from a historical reality, since they are the result of real diseases: hypertrichosis and hirsutism. Taking as a starting point the image of the bearded women, we will address the stereotypes about female sexuality, the ideals of beauty and the definition of gender that are taken&nbsp; up in the creation of contemporary works of art in which the absence or presence of hair and its body location is a decisive element.</p> Nuria Bouzas Loureiro Copyright (c) Mon, 21 Jun 2021 13:48:36 +0200 The importance of the cover in The New Yorker to interpret the Covid19 crisis <p>We present an empirical research work where we analyze the use of illustration in a specific medium (The New Yorker) to contrast the power of transmission of the message in a very specific context such as that of the global pandemic due to the spread of covid- 19. Methodology: A methodological triangulation has been carried out combining various techniques and tools such as documentary research, descriptive analysis, focus group and content analysis. Results: The analysis of 347 covers reveals that the element that varies from one publication to another is the illustration.</p> Isidoro Arroyo Almaraz, Paula Hernández de Miguel, Sheila Liberal Ormaechea Copyright (c) 2021 VISUAL REVIEW. International Visual Culture Review Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:44:42 +0200 Pioneers of Spanish audiovisual infotaintment <p>In the late nineteenth century, the Spanish satirical press adopted a series of rhetorical strategies to offer the people a unique place within the representation of society. As Martínez Gallego has pointed out, the satirical weekly <em>El Motín</em> depicts an example of populist reason in the sense that Ernesto Laclau could argue. Through the content analysis of several cartoons, we examined the place that <em>El Motín</em> reserved to the floating signifier of the people. The satirical press let an illiterate working class deal with the issues of the political sphere.</p> José Luis Valhondo-Crego Copyright (c) 2021 VISUAL REVIEW. International Visual Culture Review Wed, 30 Jun 2021 11:52:43 +0200 Visual taxonomies and lines research from visual culture <p>This paper talks about classifying and presenting research lines, in terms of visual culture in direct co dependence with art research, along with some discussions on the nature of creative emergencies in the cultural and arts fields. This contribution, different from the analysis of philosophical semiotic-linguistic discourses or aesthetic decoding, is made from elements of the same art practices, as "a map" to explore in conjunction with visual studies and visual arts.</p> Darío Roque Rocha Jiménez Copyright (c) 2021 VISUAL REVIEW. International Visual Culture Review Mon, 12 Jul 2021 17:17:53 +0200 Poetic of the Excision: Looking Out, Staring <p>This article aims to study how the gesture of looking out has been sensitized in the plastic arts since Romanticism, specifically in its representation in windows or balconies during the historical avant-gardes. Considering windows as frames of the excision and using the term coined by Argullol, the awareness of this gesture is seen as the will to transgress their own human or social space assigned. That is, the attempt to overcome the inescapable excision that the window imposes on the individual will actually be the attempt to put an end the profound solipsism that lies in contemporary individuals.</p> Carmen Sousa Pardo Copyright (c) 2021 VISUAL REVIEW. International Visual Culture Review Thu, 15 Jul 2021 17:20:49 +0200 Cinema: image and idea manifestation through its subtexts <p>The objective of this article is to show the nature of the subtexts according to the use they have had and whose use can serve as a guide to find new solutions within cinematographic creation or to broaden the communication channel. For this, the studies done on subtext are used and the main aspects that build it are exemplified based on criteria of classical rhetorical tradition adapted to the film field. It is concluded that the subtext collaborates with the technical aspects of a shoot in order to achieve better visual experiences and better narrative quality for the viewer.</p> Juan Manuel Arriaga Benítez Copyright (c) 2021 VISUAL REVIEW. International Visual Culture Review Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:03:49 +0200