2D: Point of View Concept/ Research

High Context Culture

It refers to a culture’s tendency to use high-context messages in routine communication.

In a higher-context culture, many things are left unsaid, letting the culture explain. Words and word choice become very important in higher-context communication, since a few words can communicate a complex message very effectively to an in-group (but less effectively outside that group),

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-_and_low-context_cultures


I actually came across this term “High Context Culture” during my mastering communication class. This inspired me to decide the theme of this assignment.  High context society is commonly seen in Asia countries. This is because we have a lot of untold traditions, taboos. And it is often different or directly opposite in another countries. Furthermore, as time grows, objects are given other meanings, which further adds on the diversity of culture.

For now, the object I proposed to use is the flower chrysanthemum


The subjects I want to express will be the following

  •  Point of view of a common object
  •  From different countries
  •  From different cultures and traditions
  •  From different values
  •  From different age groups

18 Aspects

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Artist Reference

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  1. Wow! Your topic of choice is so interesting and I learned so much from your research. I had no idea the chrysanthemum flower had so many connotations. I can’t wait to see your final project (:

  2. Hey Xiao Tong! Woah I didn’t know about the Meiji Japanese culture! Really amazed by the amount of research you did for this post! I have learnt much about how the different cultures view chrysanthemum flowers. However, in my opinion, I think it would be more interesting if you just focus on the different cultural views as I feel that it would be more insightful and more related to the initial idea of high context culture~ Good luck and jiayou for the project!

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