For our final project we will be exploring the topic of photo and video manipulation. We will start by breaking down the image to its most basic form: the sign – that is, what the image stands for and the meaning we give it. For instance, the word rose stands for a prickly plant with petals and leaves. A few meanings we give to roses are love and romance. While this meaning is arbitrary, it is also culturally dependant. We will then discuss photo manipulation software, and finally, the negative effects these manipulations can have on our idealizations of our appearance. See our presentation below for more information on our final video.