VISUAL REVIEW. International Visual Culture Review <p><em>VISUAL REVIEW. International Visual Culture Review </em>asks questions about the nature of the image and about the imaging functions. This interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary magazine brings together the perspectives of researchers, theorists, professionals and teachers from different fields, such as architecture, art, cognitive science, telecommunications, computing, cultural studies, design, education , film studies, history, linguistics, management, marketing, commercialization and distribution, the media, museography, philosophy, semiotics, photography, psychology, religious studies, etc.</p> <p><em>VISUAL REVIEW. International Visual Culture Review </em>is peer-reviewed. It has qualitative content review processes that guarantee the publication of works of the highest scientific quality. The arbitration system uses external evaluators to this editorial. Only original texts written in Spanish, Portuguese or English are accepted for publication.</p> <p>Editorial decisions are not affected by the origin of the manuscript, including the authors' nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race or religion. Decisions to edit or publish are not determined by government or other agency policies, that is, by policies other than those of the magazine itself.</p> en-US <p>Those authors who publish in this journal accept the following terms:</p> <ol> <li class="show">Authors will keep the moral right of the work and they will transfer the commercial rights.</li> <li class="show">After <strong>1 year</strong>&nbsp;from publication, the work shall thereafter <strong>be</strong><strong> open access </strong>online on our website, but will retain copyright.</li> <li class="show">In the event that the authors wish to assign an Creative Commons (CC) license, they may request it by writing to <a href=""></a></li> </ol> (Equipo editorial) (Equipo de soporte) Fri, 30 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 OJS 60 The importance of the cover in The New Yorker to interpret the Covid19 crisis <p>We present an empirical research work where we analyze the use of illustration in a specific medium (The New Yorker) to contrast the power of transmission of the message in a very specific context such as that of the global pandemic due to the spread of covid- 19. Methodology: A methodological triangulation has been carried out combining various techniques and tools such as documentary research, descriptive analysis, focus group and content analysis. Results: The analysis of 347 covers reveals that the element that varies from one publication to another is the illustration.</p> Isidoro Arroyo Almaraz, Paula Hernández de Miguel, Sheila Liberal Ormaechea Copyright (c) 2021 VISUAL REVIEW. International Visual Culture Review Fri, 30 Jul 2021 17:58:09 +0200 Cultural consumption and entertainment in the Covid-19 lockdown in Spain: Orange economy crisis or review? <p>This is a socio-economic study on the state of cultural industries and entertainment in Spain during the confinement for Covid-19. An analysis is carried out on what type of cultural offer has been consumed, as well as the way and way of doing it. To do this, a group of citizens was interviewed, using a questionnaire, where they were asked about the type of cultural products and services used as entertainment during confinement. Also, the channels managed were investigated, with special attention to streaming platforms and the most used digital tools. Finally, there is a global review.</p> Daniel García, Antonio Sánchez-Bayón Copyright (c) 2021 VISUAL REVIEW. International Visual Culture Review Thu, 19 Aug 2021 18:15:03 +0200 The Attractiveness of Quebec's Heritage Sites in The Era of Covid-19 <p>UNESCO World Heritage site designation is an opportunity to achieve international status. Studies have demonstrated that many of these sites are major attractions to international visitors and first-time visitors. While Covid-19 has limited international mobility during 2020, this study aims to understand how those responsible for tourism and World Heritage sites have communicated the heritage of the Historic District of Old Quebec (Canada) to local and national visitors. To measure tourist attractiveness, the study analyzed publications posted on Instagram during the summer of 2020. Strategies for diffusion revealed an approach to enhance natural sites more than cultural heritage.</p> Sebastián Alberto Longhi-Heredia, Pascale Marcotte Copyright (c) 2021 VISUAL REVIEW. International Visual Culture Review Fri, 20 Aug 2021 12:50:04 +0200 From usage value to the symbolic value of objects: Masks in times of pandemic <p>Reconfiguring the dynamics of life became a necessary reality due to COVID-19; most of the population did not visualize what we face today. Breaking with existing paradigms around derived activities from forced confinement and the use of masks, has given relevance to the image as the basic language in the face of social distancing. The objective of this work is to interweave symbolic representations and the need for human beings to integrate themselves into a society, through the processes of meaning and symbolic elements, to weave cohesion or to unravel social relationships.</p> María de las Mercedes Portilla Luja, Celia Guadalupe Morales González Copyright (c) 2021 VISUAL REVIEW. International Visual Culture Review Fri, 20 Aug 2021 13:19:03 +0200