Alumni Webcast with Brian Memmott
From Jason Reeder
Brian Memmott, Associate Dean for Online Instruction in the College of Performing and Visual Arts & Faculty Member in the Department of Art discusses how our lives are saturated with images. We consume and produce more images in a single day than our ancestors did during their entire lives. This familiarity with images can hide a crucial truth about them: images are powerful-they help shape our destiny. The Lord warned that in the last days men would walk "...after the image of his own god, whose image is in the likeness of the world," (D&C 1:16). The prophet Alma highlighted the connection between images and destiny when he inquired if his people had been changed so that the image of God was engraven upon their countenances (see Alma 5:19). So, in a world full of images, what role do they play today in shaping us? What role should they play? And what responsibility will images be given in Zion?