Category Archives: My Art

How to Choose an Image for an Invitation

The following isn’t an answer for the question positioned above, but rather several thoughts about the use of both words and images in a document. I’ll analyze an invitation that I recently prepared to my upcoming hands-on workshop at the … Continue reading

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Art-based Knowledge Mobilization

I’m currently participating in a course in Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) at York University, which is run in collaboration with the University of Winnipeg and Memorial University. Titled MobilizeU, it’s excellent. One of the things I appreciate most in it is … Continue reading

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Lighter

Noa Yaari, Lighter, 2005. Mixed media. Tel Aviv.

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Multiform Grammar: The Ripple Effect

Combinations of words and images have a ripple effect that includes attracting attention to themselves, retaining that attention, penetrating to and residing in people’s long-term memory, and stimulating the echoing of the stored information. Combinations of words and images are, … Continue reading

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Repetition and Variation

Every combination of words and images includes both repetition and variation. For example, when we use a letter, symbol, word, or phrase more than once, or when shapes and colours reappear. Some of the repetitions result from an echo between … Continue reading

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Multiform Grammar: Exploring Communication through a New Lens

Noa Yaari, CRRS 5/30 (detail), 2019. Mixed media. 21 x 28 cm. Toronto The spaces and times between words and images within a single sequence are a tool with which we can develop effective and creative communication skills. This is … Continue reading

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Utilizing Multiform Grammar: A Hands-on Workshop for Professionals and Employees

In February, I’ll be giving hands-on workshops on multiform grammar (MFG) at the Learning Enrichment Foundation (LEF) in Toronto. The participants in these will be the professional clients and the staff at the organization. How can proficiency in MFG benefit … Continue reading

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On Why Multiform References are an Intimate Rhetorical Device

Multiform References (MFRs) are the rhetorical devices that authors use to shift their readers’ attention between words and images to create a new, unified representation or meaning. I argue here that MFRs are an intimate rhetorical device and that, consequently, … Continue reading

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Finally, Out for Delivery

Noa Yaari, Finally, Out for Delivery (detail of Artist of Residence), 2020. Ink and acrylic on paper. 30 x 35.5 cm. Koschitsky Centre for Jewish Studies, York University, Toronto.

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Startup

I recently started to work at an online project that teaches English-speaking kids another language. The program encourages them to shift their attention repetitively between the written words and the images to acquire the new language. These shifts integrate the … Continue reading

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