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What is the IVLA?

The International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA) is an interdisciplinary, eclectic, organization of professionals working toward a fuller understanding of the way we derive meaning from what we see and the way we interact with our visual environment.Members represent a wide range of disciplines including arts, sciences, communication theory, semiotics, graphic design, photography, videography, media studies, digital technology, architecture, business, education, educational technology, instructional design, health, psychology, linguistics, philosophy, cultural anthropology, brain research, computer applications, museum studies, and more.Cross-fertilization of ideas coupled with human interests and values have made IVLA a vital, multidisciplinary forum for over thirty years. Dynamic interaction between practitioners and theorists from diverse cultures and disciplines are its greatest strength.

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