Pictures, Parables, Paradoxes
Preface (András Benedek)
András Benedek Preface This volume is the fifth one in our book series Visual Learn ing, based on a sequence of yearly conferences organized by the Budapest Visual Learning Lab (VLL – http://vll.mpt.bme.hu). Launched in Octo ber 2009 by the Department of Technical Education, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the Lab is actually a research seminar with regular monthly meet ings. I have provided a narrative of its development in the Preface to the first vol ume of the Vis ual Learning series, and have repeated and updated that narra tive in the second volume. On the present occasion let me just point out, as I did in the Preface to the fourth volume, too, that taking up research directed at visual education was clearly in the tradition of the Department where, for quite some time already, methods of atypical learning had been intensively studied. At the fifth conference in our Vis ual Learning conference series, held on November 14–15, 2014, altogether 36 papers were presented, with submis sions having passed a blind peer-review process. The papers selected and written up for inclusion in the present volume again un der went blind peer-reviewing. Ul- timately, the volume consists of twen ty-three edited chapters, arranged into five sections. The first section, Image, Metaphor, Symbol, opens with Philipp Stoellger’s paper “Living Images and Images We Live By”. As Stoellger makes it explicit, speaking of images we live by of course evokes the conceptual metaphor theory of Lakoff and Johnson....
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