Category Archives: Research

The Voice Multiform Reference

Does the fact that English is written from left to right and Hebrew from right to left influence the way we use emojis in messages in these two languages? To answer this question, I offer a new kind of multiform … Continue reading

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Multiform Grammar and the Sense of Belonging

On August 4, I’ll be giving an online hands-on workshop at the Learning Enrichment Foundation titled “The Artist in Me: Using Art to Build a Sense of Belonging.” In it, I will show my art projects at York University and … Continue reading

Posted in Contemplations, My Art, Research

When the Technique is the Name of the Artwork

Today I posted on LinkedIn an image with the text “Ink and acrylic on paper.” Noa Yaari, Ink and Acrylic on Paper. 2020. Mixed media. Toronto. Since then, I’ve been thinking about the connection between the title of the artwork … Continue reading

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What Works

Today I gave a talk at the conference “World History Association of Texas – Phi Alpha Theta” at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas (via Zoom). My talk entitled “Approaching History and the Arts with Multiform Grammar” introduced my academic … Continue reading

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Welcome to MFG: Welcome to the CRRS Library!

I’m currently working on an art project in the library of the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at the University of Toronto. The project is an installation entitled “Image-Text Relationships at the CRRS Library,” and it’s taking place in … Continue reading

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Using Multiform Grammar in Presentations

How do speakers who use both words and images employ MFG? And how can they do so intentionally and effectively? As you can see in the illustration below, the speaker refers to the image on the screen in three different … Continue reading

Posted in Contemplations, Research, Teaching

Zooming in on Multiform References

Posted in Research, Teaching

Visual Rhetoric : )

What happens to a punctuation mark that transforms into a representation of a pair of eyes or a smiling mouth? Is it still a punctuation mark, or is it a sign of a different kind? Let’s examine a colon that … Continue reading

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