Mdocs Poster-2017-09-18, Stories That Speak To Us, 2017 Skidmore College
Mdocs Poster-2017-09-18, Stories That Speak To Us, Jesse Wakeman, Jordana Dym
Mass Story Lab with Piper Anderson September 28–30
September 28, 2017, 7 p.m., Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall
DISCUSSION: Stories That Speak to Us: Piper Anderson and Sylvia Ryerson
Join Piper Anderson, founder of the Mass Story Lab, and documentarian Sylvia Ryerson as they discuss the power of storytelling as an instrument of justice.
Piper Anderson is a writer, educator, and cultural worker who has spent more than 16 years leveraging the tools of art-making and community engagement to create social impact. Her work has taken her to over 30 U.S cities, Mexico, and Rwanda delivering creative ...
Mdocs Poster-2017-09-21, Kekla Magoon: Behind The Headlines, 2017 Skidmore College
Mdocs Poster-2017-09-21, Kekla Magoon: Behind The Headlines, Jesse Wakeman, Jordana Dym
Behind the Headlines: With author Kekla Magoon
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7PM-9PM, Gannett Auditorium
Behind the Headlines: New Perspectives and Empathy in How It Went Down and the 21st Century Civil Rights Movement
To open a newspaper today is to encounter endless stories about police shootings, protest marches, and unabashed white supremacy on display. In this challenging landscape, how can we go "behind the headlines?" Join author Kekla Magoon to better understand the impact of race and bias on individuals and communities, and how social and political context inspire and continues to inform her novels.
Kekla MagoonHow it Went ...
Mdocs Postcard-2017-09-02, States Of Incarceration, 2017 Skidmore College
Mdocs Postcard-2017-09-02, States Of Incarceration, Jesse Wakeman, Jordana Dym
States of Incarceration at Skidmore College
Sep 2 - Oct 11, Exhibition: Tang Teaching Museum, Payne Room
A “National Dialogue of Local Stories” developed by the New School's Humanities Action Lab, States of Incarceration is the first national traveling exhibition and coordinated public dialogue to explore the history and future of mass incarceration in the United States. The exhibition and project, the culmination of two years of planning and discussion engaging 20 campuses and communities, is a national public reckoning with one of the most pressing issues facing our country. At Skidmore College, Eric Morser (History) and students draw our ...
Mdocs Publication-2017-09-02, States Of Incarceration, 2017 The Post Star
Mdocs Publication-2017-09-02, States Of Incarceration, Kathleen Phalen-Tomaselli
"States of Incarceration: Mount McGregor stories are part of national exhibit"
The Post Star
September 2, 2017
Author: Kathleen Phaeln-Tomaselli
Graphic Language In The Library: A Visual Glossary Of Information Literacy Terms, 2017 Grand Valley State University
Graphic Language In The Library: A Visual Glossary Of Information Literacy Terms, Gayle Schaub, Vinicius Lima, Stephen Dobrzynski, Jacob Luet, Micah Martin, Carissa Storms
Open Teaching Tools
Understanding a discipline requires a fundamental understanding of its terminology. The terminology of information literacy, used by librarians and professors, comprises a language integrated within all disciplines. Critical to academic success, it’s often assumed to be widely understood by students.
The students of Graphic Arts V, fall 2016, created a visual glossary to help students learn this critical terminology. This bold, eye-catching informational campaign, produced and disseminated in and outside of the Library, promotes learning through innovative designs created by students for students. The materials, introduced in a 2017 ACRL presentation, Warning! This Program Contains Graphic Content: Facilitating Understanding ...
Mdocs Publication-2017-08-31, Exhibit Spotlights Mass Incaceration, 2017 The Daily Gazette
Mdocs Publication-2017-08-31, Exhibit Spotlights Mass Incaceration, Indiana Nash
"Exhibit spotlights mass incarceration"
The Daily Gazette
August 31, 2017
Author: Indiana Nash
Dotphotozine Issue 7, August 2017, 2017 CSUSB
Dotphotozine Issue 7, August 2017, Students Of The Csusb Art Department, Thomas Mcgovern
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Mdocs Publication-2017-07-20, Radio Dreams, 2017 Saratoga Today
Mdocs Publication-2017-07-20, Radio Dreams, Anonymous Anonymous
"Radio Dreams: Skidmore Radio Offers Youth Program"
The Saratoga Today Newspaper
July 20, 2017
Mdocs Poster-Summer 2017/Spring 2018, Summer/Spring Course List, 2017 Skidmore College
Mdocs Poster-Summer 2017/Spring 2018, Summer/Spring Course List, Jesse Wakeman, Jordana Dym
Documentary Studies Summer Classes
Summer Session I (May 30 - June 30)Eileen McAdam with Jay Kernis (CBS, NBC)
DS-251C • Intro to Audio Documentary • 3 cr DS-202 Podcasting Workshop • 1 cr (Students must enroll in both classes) Instructor: Eileen McAdam DS 251C •An introduction to the technologies, tools, and skills of creating audio documentaries. Working individually in small production teams, students will produce original sound works for radio broadcast and podcast and listen to and critically analyze examples in the medium. Students will also learn to research and report a story according to ethical guidelines and legal norms of permissions as ...
Mdocs Postcard- Summer 2017, Storytellers' Institute, 2017 Skidmore College
Mdocs Postcard- Summer 2017, Storytellers' Institute, Jesse Wakeman, Jordana Dym
2017 Storytellers’ Institute
Each year the MDOCS Storytellers’ Institute celebrates documentary work and practice around a centralized theme. For the inaugural Institute in 2015 we explored whose stories get told, delving into family and storytelling. In 2016, the Institute considered what constitutes documentary, considering the lines between fact and fiction. For the third Institute in June 2017, MDOCS invited documentary creators whose work engages with the where of documentary, the operation of SPACE & PLACE.
Spaces matter: streets, kitchens, forests, schools, offices, hospitals, mountaintops, ocean floors. Anywhere that people live, work, play, worship, create, and cross provides the context of our experience. Through human activity these spaces become places, rich with memory and meaning. Physical and human geographies establish boundaries, promoting or limiting access to individuals, inclusion and exclusion.
“People think that geography is about capitals, land forms, and so on. But it is also about place — its emotional tone, social meaning, and generative potential.”
— Yi-Fu Tuan, Professor Emeritus of Geography, U-W Madison
Communicating the understanding of space, place, and spatial relationships is a fundamental part of documentary work. Documentary interprets, navigates and represents unmediated spaces and constructed places, evoking them as claustrophobic and expansive, natural and built, accessible and forbidden, privileged and marginalized, permeable and bounded. From the expansive beauty of Yosemite to the constrained lives of Japanese Americans in the Manzanar Relocation Center photographed by Ansel Adams, to Jacques Cousteau’s underwater explorations in film to The Pulse of the Planet radio series placing its listeners in natural environments.
The 2017 Storytellers’ Fellows and visitors guided audiences through places they have never been or could experience anew through the eyes, ears, and work of others; who map and remap paths taken and avoided, borders made and transgressed; who refocus our gaze or open our ears to provide new understanding and insights into ...
Geekreformation.Com, 2017 Western Kentucky University
Geekreformation.Com, Jacob Leonhardt
Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects
Several years back, my best friend and I were discussing how there seemed to be no outlets for Christian geeks to enjoy being geeks without having to worry about inappropriate content. As there did not seem to be a place, we thought we should make one. Fast-forward to my senior year at Western Kentucky University, I am an Interactive Design major, and my friend has graduated with a degree in Film and Marketing; and what was once just conversation has now become a reality. This work explains what Geek Reformation is and how we went about branding and designing it ...
Stitched Past, 2017 Western Kentucky University
Stitched Past, Sawyer Smith
Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects
“Stitched Past” tells the stories of vulnerable women in Lima, Peru. Despite the emotional and physical impacts of poverty, the women seek mentorship, education, and job security through Krochet Kids International. Krochet Kids, a U.S.-based non-profit organization, offers women in Peru and Uganda the opportunity to create knitwear to be sold online. In addition to gaining a new job and skill, the women receive counseling, affordable childcare, and supportive community. Krochet Kids approaches empowerment from a holistic perspective. The mentors encourage growth in five categories: financial, intellectual, physical, social, and psychological. This model of personal development ensures that ...
Mdocs Publication-2017-06-08, Photographer To Showcase Project At Skidmore, 2017 The Saratogian
Mdocs Publication-2017-06-08, Photographer To Showcase Project At Skidmore, Joseph Phalen
"Photographer to showcase project at Skidmore"
June 8, 2017
Author: Joseph Phelan
Effective Methods Of Marketing An On-Campus Resource To College Students, 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Effective Methods Of Marketing An On-Campus Resource To College Students, Samantha Gary
The problem this research it attempting to solve is how to market an on-campus resource to college students. Through conducting surveys, gathering research, reviewing case studies, and analyzing data, the author has found that the answer is to not to segment college students by major. It is more effective to figure out what a typical students’ needs are and address them by providing a solution to their problems. By strategically placing printed posters around campus that capitalized on student’s needs for study breaks and outlets to tap in to their ideas, the author found that more students respond to ...
Trends Within Craft Beer Packaging, 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Trends Within Craft Beer Packaging, Aurelia See
While the print industry is facing a changing atmosphere, one thing is as sure as death and taxes— there will always be a market for print within the packaging industry. There is a growing market within the craft beer industry, and with that comes competition for each brewery. Many breweries are finding it difficult to use their beer’s first point of sale, the packaging, to their advantage when attracting consumers to their product. The purpose of this research is to provide the reader with knowledge and insight into package design, with special emphasis on designing for current trends and ...
Space As A Practiced Place, 2017 Rhode Island School of Design
Space As A Practiced Place, Elizabeth Leeper
This thesis examines and retraces ways in which graphic design is fundamentally concerned with relational space, and tests spatialized theories, methods, and potential for praxis.
My practice investigates the relational qualities and dimensions of graphic design at three distinct scales.
1. Spatial logic (format) within a design object [Design space, book space, format, structure, sequence, counterforms, etc. (authority structure vs agency of user) within the design].
2. Spatial relations (sequence) between participants across a network. [Space to hear & see each other; to relate and connect].
3. Space within the world (circulation) [Space as composition, product, relational; not container, not fixed. Power and agency ...
Frame-Work, 2017 Rhode Island School of Design
Frame-Work, Drew Litowitz
We view the world through a series of frames: contexts, mediators, constructs, oversimplifications. We place frames around things to isolate them and better understand them — to control them and define a context for our audience: magazines, book covers, wayfinding, signage, graphic overlays, subtitles, logos. These frames label, augment, enhance, and explain things for us. They also become habitual frames of mind, granting us fluid access to familiar subjects through consistency and reliability.
But how does the time we spend inside these controlled, reductive frames affect the way we interact with and interpret our realities? What is left out of the ...
Content-Aware : Investigating Tools, Character & User Behavior, 2017 Rhode Island School of Design
Content-Aware : Investigating Tools, Character & User Behavior, Llewellyn Hensley
Content—Aware serves as a platform for investigating structure, corruption, and visual interference in the context of present-day technologies. I use fragmentation, movement, repetition, and abstraction to interrogate current methods and tools for engaging with the built environment, here broadly conceived as the material, spatial, and cultural products of human labor.
Physical and graphic spaces become grounds for testing visual hypotheses. By testing images and usurping image-making technologies, I challenge the fidelity of vision and representation. Rooted in active curiosity and a willingness to fully engage, I collaborate with digital tools, play with their edges, and build perceptual portholes. Through ...
Otra Vez : Hierarchy As Designer, 2017 Rhode Island School of Design
Otra Vez : Hierarchy As Designer, Jordyn Alvidrez
Methods of hierarchy are often represented in graphic forms. They shape our world into subjective places/spaces of belonging or oppression. The need for order is a human condition. There is constant tension between the utility of ordered systems against the manipulative and ultimately subjective manner in which they are created. Where there is a system, there is a story. The narrative the hierarchy tells is just as crucial to me as the mechanics.
I position myself within various hierarchal systems as a way to understand the logistics of their becoming, but also, to manipulate (or justify) my cultural and ...
Scripting Allographs, 2017 Rhode Island School of Design
Scripting Allographs, June Shin
Scripting Allographs* examines typographic principles and their pervasive impact on ways of seeing and making through design. This body of work demonstrates the many faces of typography and type design and the way they inform allographic thinking. It employs type as the primary tool and medium for scripting possibilities, embracing their differences, idiosyncrasies, and imperfections. Beginning with a focus on close observation of small details and ending with an approach that invites and celebrates variability, this thesis offers a glimpse into a design practice from the lens of a typographer, type designer, and educator.