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Just A Coincidence? Whether Intention In Artistic Expression Alters Significance: An Analysis And Comparison Of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick And Matt Kish's Moby-Dick In Pictures: One Drawing For Every Page, Brittany Barnhouse 2018 University of Washington Tacoma

Just A Coincidence? Whether Intention In Artistic Expression Alters Significance: An Analysis And Comparison Of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick And Matt Kish's Moby-Dick In Pictures: One Drawing For Every Page, Brittany Barnhouse

Access*: Interdisciplinary Journal of Student Research and Scholarship

Using examples from Melville's Moby-Dick and Matt Kish's Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page, this paper explores how intention and coincidence contribute to perception of literature and art. There are too many patterns and details for certain aspects of Moby-Dick to be just a coincidence, and when the novel is viewed with this in mind, it changes the reader's relationship with the text and subsequently inspired artwork. By questioning the relationship with coincidence and intention as it relates to truth in storytelling and art, the reader by extension begins to question the very same in ...


Graphicacy: How Fluency In Reading And Making Visualizations Can Yield More Inclusive Reading Experiences, Joshua Korenblat 2018 SUNY New Paltz

Graphicacy: How Fluency In Reading And Making Visualizations Can Yield More Inclusive Reading Experiences, Joshua Korenblat

Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference

Scholars and students practice literacy, numeracy, and graphicacy in school. In this educational triumvirate, graphicacy remains the less familiar term. Graphicacy is an ability, a fluency in making and reading visualizations and charts. How might scholars working in digital media practice graphic literacy in the shaping and sharing of their work? By working with more awareness of graphic literacy, scholars can also become more inclusive. In this illustrated essay, I will describe how my work in visualizing survey data provides insight into graphic literacy. Survey data is a primary data source. These observations have the potential for meaning yet need ...


Sticky Media. Encounters With Oil Through Imaginary Media Archaeology, Naomie Gramlich 2018 University of Potsdam

Sticky Media. Encounters With Oil Through Imaginary Media Archaeology, Naomie Gramlich

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This paper investigates how media archaeology and the concept of deep time could be taken literally, by bringing authors of early media studies (McLuhan, Innis) together with contemporary eco-material approaches (Gabrys, Parikka) on the topic of oil. Following these conjunctions of media and oil the article first traces certain prevailing narrations in media studies, before turning to the understanding of oil beyond its industrial uses and its catastrophic dimensions in the petro-imaginary of Satin Island by Tom McCarthy. In terms of imaginary media archeology, petro-imaginary provides a conceptual space in which a new relation of images of material reality to ...


Reusing Denim, Anna Li 2018 Kent State University

Reusing Denim, Anna Li

Anna Li

The purpose of this project is to use up-cycle denim to create a gender-neutral work wear for design students to work in studio. The use of up-cycle denim is to aim for the collection to be environmentally friendly. Since this collection is geared towards female students, the garments underneath the denim are knit dresses for comfort and easier movement.


Integrating Art And Narrative To Enhance Quality Of Life In Palliative Care, Jennifer Fortuna 2018 Western Michigan University

Integrating Art And Narrative To Enhance Quality Of Life In Palliative Care, Jennifer Fortuna

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Lacie Lee Wallace, a mixed-media artist from Wheeling, West Virginia, is featured on the cover of the Fall 2018 issue of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT). The photograph depicts Lacie holding a self-portrait painted by artist CeCey Rose. Lacie’s physical appearance in the photograph is strikingly different from the physical appearance of the woman featured in the painting. The portrait was created 4 years before Lacie was diagnosed with advanced stage colon cancer. In the year following the diagnosis, Lacie lost nearly 100 lbs. as a result of an aggressive treatment regimen. When the palliative care team ...


One Root, Many Trees: Reviving Collections Practices, Kevin Farley, Emily Davis Winthrop, Ibironke Lawal, Patricia Sobczak 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries

One Root, Many Trees: Reviving Collections Practices, Kevin Farley, Emily Davis Winthrop, Ibironke Lawal, Patricia Sobczak

Charleston Library Conference

Collections are undergoing intense change and pressure from technology, budgetary uncertainties, and emerging perspectives on future approaches. Our case study—drawn from our experiences as collections librarians—examines these complex issues facing academic collections, large or small, across the profession. Through the development of “collections of distinction” within the local collection, collaborations and scholarly partnerships with colleagues and faculty, and advocacy for the importance of dedicated oversight to ensure that collections investments fulfill the academic mission, we explore possible solutions to the complicated issues defining contemporary collections practices.


Infastructure Revitalizing Community, Kyle Hanson, Caitlin Hagan, Jessica Trio, Mariah Cadzow, Adie Tierney, Jihye Jang 2018 Pace University

Infastructure Revitalizing Community, Kyle Hanson, Caitlin Hagan, Jessica Trio, Mariah Cadzow, Adie Tierney, Jihye Jang

Nexus Maximus

Transforming an unused tunnel once used to hold a railroad into a package delivery system to deliver packages into Center City Philadelphia, the heart of the city, with minimal time waste and traffic blockage. Using foot and bike transportation to handle the "last mile issue". Lastly, in conjunction with the tunnel restructure,we are also proposing a city policy to limit large delivery trucks in center city during peak hours.

Nexus Maximus V

The 2018 Challenge: "Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities" Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the health and well-being of specific local community populations. The team ...


Track My Trip, Katie Taylor, Charlotte Calderwood, Anish Bachu, Chase Fike, Danielle Samson 2018 Ulster University

Track My Trip, Katie Taylor, Charlotte Calderwood, Anish Bachu, Chase Fike, Danielle Samson

Nexus Maximus

We came up with a smart phone app to promote more physical activity which incorporates a reward scheme. This in turn helps to benefit local businesses.

Nexus Maximus V

The 2018 Challenge: "Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities" Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the health and well-being of specific local community populations. The team’s project work will be supplemented with workshops on innovation, entrepreneurship, and content relevant to the theme, delivered by experts throughout the weekend.

Teams will also explore opportunities to leverage that data in meaningful ways that benefit and protect individuals and society. The team ...


Happy Mind, Bailey Bourgeois, Erica Jacobs, Allison Wisneski, Amanda Torres, Antii Makkonen 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

Happy Mind, Bailey Bourgeois, Erica Jacobs, Allison Wisneski, Amanda Torres, Antii Makkonen

Nexus Maximus

Center City is home to a vast majority of overworked 30 year old's with limited social lives and high stress levels which causes mental depletion and higher anxiety. Our solution to this problem is a mindfulness app for mobile phones that this specific group can participate in. The app would not only give you advice on your commute to work, but also give you invites to nearby social events and discounts to a number of stores in the area.

Nexus Maximus V

The 2018 Challenge: "Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities" Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the ...


Fresh Express, Timothy Skill, Alaina Mclhenney, Minji Hong, Chinmay Joshi, Witali Brianzew, Abby Garrity, Taegun Park 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

Fresh Express, Timothy Skill, Alaina Mclhenney, Minji Hong, Chinmay Joshi, Witali Brianzew, Abby Garrity, Taegun Park

Nexus Maximus

Our project culminated with the decision to create Fresh Express. We began the project searching to find the best way to help end food insecurity in Philadelphia but specifically in Center City. Our food truck solution will help to create a healthier lifestyle for those directly in Center City and eventually throughout all of Philadelphia.

Nexus Maximus V

The 2018 Challenge: "Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities" Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the health and well-being of specific local community populations. The team’s project work will be supplemented with workshops on innovation, entrepreneurship, and content relevant to ...


Growing Garden, Stan Kim, Lon'yea Ellis, Rhouleisha Thompson, Kristen Tekel 2018 Yonsei University

Growing Garden, Stan Kim, Lon'yea Ellis, Rhouleisha Thompson, Kristen Tekel

Nexus Maximus

To make space efficient garden system to have more green spaces through out the area.

Nexus Maximus V

The 2018 Challenge: "Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities" Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the health and well-being of specific local community populations. The team’s project work will be supplemented with workshops on innovation, entrepreneurship, and content relevant to the theme, delivered by experts throughout the weekend.

Teams will also explore opportunities to leverage that data in meaningful ways that benefit and protect individuals and society. The team project work will be supplemented with workshops on innovation, entrepreneurship, and ...


A Bag For A Bag, Nahye Kim, Gahyun Kim, Jasmyne Chester, Teagen Hay 2018 DFK/Yonsei University

A Bag For A Bag, Nahye Kim, Gahyun Kim, Jasmyne Chester, Teagen Hay

Nexus Maximus

A sustainable self-sufficiency cycle for the homeless population in Kensington suffering from food insecurity and beyond.

The problem of food insecurity of the homeless will be improved, while increasing level of the public hygiene, sense of community, and self-sufficiency extent of the homeless beyond basic survival needs.

Nexus Maximus V

The 2018 Challenge: "Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities" Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the health and well-being of specific local community populations. The team’s project work will be supplemented with workshops on innovation, entrepreneurship, and content relevant to the theme, delivered by experts throughout the weekend ...


What's Cooking?, Jake Isaac, Jessica Overpeck, Alisha Chacko, Kristina Kosztyo, Tuomas Tapper 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

What's Cooking?, Jake Isaac, Jessica Overpeck, Alisha Chacko, Kristina Kosztyo, Tuomas Tapper

Nexus Maximus

We decided to focus on a mobile solution to food insecurity and food deserts in Lower North Philadelphia. The approach will use education, cooking, and access to affordable whole foods. We created a business model for our mobile solution and this included many aspects, such as the problem, statistics, the solution, key partners, key activities, cost structure, revenue streams, future plans, etc.

Nexus Maximus V

The 2018 Challenge: "Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities" Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the health and well-being of specific local community populations. The team’s project work will be supplemented with workshops ...


Lnp Mediators For Posterity, Yinelia de la Cruz, Stephen Adasonla, Kieara Martin, Yi Soo Hahm, Jaymi Phillips, Holly Spring 2018 Cheyney University

Lnp Mediators For Posterity, Yinelia De La Cruz, Stephen Adasonla, Kieara Martin, Yi Soo Hahm, Jaymi Phillips, Holly Spring

Nexus Maximus

We have decided to tackle substance abuse in Lower North Philadelphia by eliminating the stigma around mental health in low income communities. By preventing drug usage in teen and young adult mental awareness, we can combat issues like suicide and the opioid epidemic. Using mediators by partnering with university students we can offer positive role models into the school system, while also offering internships and residency opportunities.

Nexus Maximus V

The 2018 Challenge: "Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities" Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the health and well-being of specific local community populations. The team’s project work ...


New Life, Madison Cotellese, Jahkiya Jack, DeVaughn Lambert, Hammad Chaudhry, Mardochee Mallory 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

New Life, Madison Cotellese, Jahkiya Jack, Devaughn Lambert, Hammad Chaudhry, Mardochee Mallory

Nexus Maximus

Our final project is a drug rehabilitation facility in South Philadelphia. It highlights the problems of current facilities and proposes solutions to them.

Nexus Maximus V

The 2018 Challenge: "Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities" Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the health and well-being of specific local community populations. The team’s project work will be supplemented with workshops on innovation, entrepreneurship, and content relevant to the theme, delivered by experts throughout the weekend.

Teams will also explore opportunities to leverage that data in meaningful ways that benefit and protect individuals and society. The team project work will ...


Success In The Streets Of Kensington, Melanie Perkins, Lindsay Wratcher, Halie Finke, Friederike Stock 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

Success In The Streets Of Kensington, Melanie Perkins, Lindsay Wratcher, Halie Finke, Friederike Stock

Nexus Maximus

The third day of Nexus Maximus was spent working on our poster and getting our final ideas together to present the pitch to our audience. We all worked side by side in one of the DEC classrooms working on putting our thoughts into bullet points and developing the graphics for the board. My group member and I went to the poster workshop and got inspired to create the board layout. We wanted to keep the board as simple as possible with easy to read graphics and bullet points so that the viewer could easily follow our process and understand what ...


Cross Like A Boss, Ezana Ceman, Madeleine Scuderi, Brandi Davis, Syming Cottrell, Aryna Lysak 2018 Pace University

Cross Like A Boss, Ezana Ceman, Madeleine Scuderi, Brandi Davis, Syming Cottrell, Aryna Lysak

Nexus Maximus

"Cross Like a Boss" is an innovative solution to addressing pedestrian safety in South Philadelphia through policy changes. Included in the campaign is an RFID chip scanner card located at every major pedestrian crash hotspot which (1) allows users such as older adults, persons with disabilities, and children to have longer time crossing the street and (2) turn on audio options saying the word "Walk" in different languages corresponding to the major demographics of South Philadelphia. In addition, our new crosswalk policies involve a button for LED flashing lights along the crosswalk which alerts drivers in advance that there is ...


Fish Bowl, Joseph Goggin, James Fang, Sam Orente, Jessica Horton, Alyssa Milione 2018 Pace University

Fish Bowl, Joseph Goggin, James Fang, Sam Orente, Jessica Horton, Alyssa Milione

Nexus Maximus

Our idea was to try to bring the people of Fishtown together by hosting events that appeal to all ages.

Nexus Maximus V

The 2018 Challenge: "Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities" Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the health and well-being of specific local community populations. The team’s project work will be supplemented with workshops on innovation, entrepreneurship, and content relevant to the theme, delivered by experts throughout the weekend.

Teams will also explore opportunities to leverage that data in meaningful ways that benefit and protect individuals and society. The team project work will be supplemented with ...


Phil Like Playing?, José Ignacio Saavedra, Amanda &. Alanoud, Louise Gamble, Maureen Sledge 2018 Duoc UC

Phil Like Playing?, José Ignacio Saavedra, Amanda &. Alanoud, Louise Gamble, Maureen Sledge

Nexus Maximus

Through researching issues within central Philadelphia we decided we need to improve the health and overall well-being of the community members. In doing this we found that within the Center City, 56.3% of the population are made up of single adults, with the majority living alone.

They also have 65.8% of the population working in white collar jobs. These situations consist of long working hours which decrease the percentage in social interaction. This can also lead to other issues such as mental health, where stress levels are high.

Our solution to combat the problem is to create a ...


Estuary: Mobile Support Service, D'Vine Savage, Kerwin Dasque, Laina Posner, Nhan Dung, Lily Postus, Arynn Pratt, Ayana Curtis 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

Estuary: Mobile Support Service, D'Vine Savage, Kerwin Dasque, Laina Posner, Nhan Dung, Lily Postus, Arynn Pratt, Ayana Curtis

Nexus Maximus

Estuary: Mobile Support Service is a company that provides the Kensington community with the essentials to maintain and sustain overall health. We provide clean needles, food, water, clothing, and information/resources to help individuals with addiction, unemployment, housing etc. Our vision is to collaborate with several organizations within the Philadelphia area, such as Philabundance, and medical centers to provide the community with the best care.

Nexus Maximus V

The 2018 Challenge: "Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities" Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the health and well-being of specific local community populations. The team’s project work will be ...


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