The Wire Scrolls
Artist's Name: John Johnston
John Johnston’s command line art has been blowing my mind this semester, and I really need to stop procrastinating and make time to dig into this stuff. What you will see if you click the image linked above is Season 1, Episode 1 of The Wire broken down into individual screenshots with subtitles. It gives you a really interesting, and compelling means of looking at and analyzing the show from another vantage point. So amazing.
And he doesn’t stop there, he analyzes the colors between S01E01 and S03E01 to see if the show got any brighter. I think John Johnston’s work makes an amazing case as to why analyzing this kind of aggregate data can be really telling for media studies.
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