Visual Methods For Collaborative Food System Work, 2016 Hamline University
Visual Methods For Collaborative Food System Work, K. Valentine Cadieux, Charles Levkoe, P. Mount, D. Szanto
K. Valentine Cadieux
The Affective Flows Of Art-Making, 2016 University of Melbourne
The Affective Flows Of Art-Making, Bronwyn Davies
Occasional Paper Series
Invites readers to consider the transient and surprising things that occur for both adult and child within the rhythmic flows of art making.
Digital Photography As Experience Artifact, 2016 CUNY Hunter College
Digital Photography As Experience Artifact, Ryan V. Brennan
School of Arts & Sciences Theses
Through the screen interface, the boundary between personal and collective experience is being redefined both spatially and temporally. Here, memories are given independent mediated existence, taking form in digital photographic artifacts that can be communally shared and manipulated into a synthetic continuum.
Dollhouse, 2016 East Tennessee State University
Dollhouse, Whitney Goller
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
The artist discusses the work in DollHouse, her Master of Fine Arts exhibition on display at Tipton Gallery, Johnson City, Tennessee from January 25 to February 5, 2016. The exhibition was an installation consisting of five sets, each containing furniture - both 2D and 3D - and a mask with instructions relating to a room found within a dollhouse.
The sets and supporting thesis explore the ideas of social norms, feminism, and identity, and how submission to ideologies can create emptiness, while engagement can prompt social change. Topics include the process and evolution of the work and the artists who influenced it ...
Flushed, 2016 East Tennessee State Universtiy
Flushed, Virgilia K. Ellis
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
The artist describes the process and development of the work throughout her graduate career, relating them to the most recent works of her thesis exhibition. Topics discussed include experiences of beauty and themes of transformation. Contextual influences include the Rococo period as well as ideas and theories of Romanticism and the sublime. Histories and theories on representations of the body are also discussed.
The artist discusses her MFA thesis exhibition Flushed, at the Tipton Gallery in Johnson City, Tennessee, from April 13th to April 24th, 2015. Two painting installations, a sculptural installation, and a number of collages are included. Media ...
Dance And Well-Being In Older Adult Communities: Exploring Efficacy As A Mediator, 2016 Loyola Marymount University
Dance And Well-Being In Older Adult Communities: Exploring Efficacy As A Mediator, Beth M. Mcgowan
As the population of older adults expands, it becomes increasingly important to develop effective interventions to ensure high levels of well-being. Previous research in a variety of populations has shown that dance produces broad benefits including improving physical mobility, social relationships, autonomy, and self-image. Given this, the present study attempted to clarify the mechanisms through which dance might lead to these improvements. Specifically, this research examined the role of self-efficacy, or beliefs that one can accomplish certain tasks, have in explaining the psychological benefits of dance. I hypothesized that when dance is a social activity it instills a sense of ...
Anyone Can Architect, 2016 Bowling Green State University
Anyone Can Architect, Christine Wright
Because people often assume that one has to know architecture in order to study it, this interactive text makes it more approachable. Anyone Can Architect is an interactive sketch book introducing the basics of architecture to anyone from middle- and high-school students who are starting to explore different fields of study to those already studying and practicing architecture who might want to have fun with some of the basic principles. Not only does this text provide useful definitions of terms alongside some well-known examples, but it takes readers a step further by asking them to complete some specific tasks that ...
The American Girl Retail Experience, 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
The American Girl Retail Experience, Michelle Sinagra, Rachel M. Cunningham, Katlin Anglin, Christina Frederick Dr.
Human Factors and Applied Psychology Student Conference
The American Girl brand is characterized by its ability to promote identity development in young girls through play and educational experiences. Due to the accessibility of smart-devices (e.g. mobile and web based technologies) and the frequency of their use, recent trends in toy designs have shown an increase in digital/technology features. Taking this into consideration, American Girl has continuously emphasized doll-centric products and experiences that also satisfy consumer’s digital interests. American Girl’s interactive digital resources include: the entire American Girl website which features a wide selection of Games, Apps, activities, e-cards, the InnerStar University (i.e ...
Plantbot Genetics Presents: The Moth Project, 2016 Augustana College
Plantbot Genetics Presents: The Moth Project, Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois
PlantBot Genetics Inc. presents an engaging overview of second shift pollinators such as the moth, along with recent advances in self-pollinating robo-plants. The Moth Project highlights inspired responses to the decline of the honeybee and the hope that Moths and PlantBots will step in and save the day.
As consumers, we no longer know the real price of our food. Present food distribution systems are so complicated that it is unrealistic to expect consumers will make responsible choices based on the knowledge at hand. We encourage people to think more about their food, where it comes from, and where it ...
Interactive Relationships: An Exploration Of Ceramic Surface And Form, 2016 College of William and Mary
Interactive Relationships: An Exploration Of Ceramic Surface And Form, Katie Fee
College of William & Mary Undergraduate Honors Theses
An inherent web of relationships exists between form, surface, and prescribed function for any given vessel. In this thesis project, the form and surface of a pot are examined through process as each piece is made. Subsequent relationships, including those between interior/exterior, smooth/rough, geometric/organic, and part/whole, emerge from the initial examination. These relationships are also explored, attempting to reach a resolved product.
The process of exploration includes two and three-dimensional sketches, design blueprints, historical research, technological research, other media, active making, and a great deal of experimentation in all areas. As the exploration goes on, the ...
Sawft.Servindat... [V1.7], 2016 CUNY Hunter College
Sawft.Servindat... [V1.7], Ray Ferreira
School of Arts & Sciences Theses
A descriptor of my artistic practice, a text piece, a series of linguistic musings, and more, Sawft.servindat… [v1.7] attempts to explore the dance between language, embodiment, and performativity. More specifically, the text moves through metaphor and metonym, Englishes, Spanishes, and Images, the performativity of representation and the representation of performativity —my body. My body moving across spaces and times. As part of the Sawft.servindat… series, Sawft.servindat… [v1.7] uses the scroll down format of most PDF reading software to activate the inherently embodied experience of intra-acting with technologies, resisting the dichotomy between the virtual and analog ...
Lara Salmon, Thesis Statement, 2016 Claremont Graduate University
Lara Salmon, Thesis Statement, Lara Salmon
CGU MFA Theses
My art brings together materials and ideas inspired by personal experience that do not usually exist side by side. My body is the primary mechanism with which I make work, incidentally making me the subject matter of the work. I use my physical self as an instrument to coalesce and transform other materiality. Through live performance and photographic installations I create tension and balance between crude biology and bright, polished formalism. This body of work focuses on Millennial Feminism and the Middle East.
Snow Yunxue Fu Interview, 2016 DePaul University
Snow Yunxue Fu Interview, Noah Fornear
Asian American Art Oral History Project
Bio: Snow Yunxue Fu (b. 1987) is an artist who lives and works in Chicago. Her work approaches the subject of the Sublime using topographical computer rendered animation installation. She exams and interprets the world around her through virtual reality, where she draws a parallel to the realms of multi-dimensionality, the physical, the virtual, and the metaphysical. Fu has exhibited her work nationally and internationally including Hong Kong Arts Center, Yellow Peril Gallery, Expo Chicago, Digital Culture Center in Mexico City, Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago Filmmakers, Kunsthalle Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art, MoMA PopRally ...
Human Machine Music : Twenty-First Century Models Of Music Performance Practice In An Australian Contemporary Music Community, 2016 Southern Cross University
Human Machine Music : Twenty-First Century Models Of Music Performance Practice In An Australian Contemporary Music Community, Barry Hill
Dr Barry Hill
This project presents a multimedia performance and a written exegesis. It will focus on the way creative practice is embedded within a specific social context. This project will illustrate innovative creative processes used within an Australian contemporary music community. This community creates music known as ‘Live Electronica’. This community is sited within an emerging culture of electronic popular music performance that combines conventional musicianship and computerised musical instruments. This community of musicians are responding to social, economic and technological changes that have altered creative practices in relation to popular music performance. ‘Live Electronica’, is described in this project, as distinct ...
A Passage From Brooklyn To Ithaca: The Sea, The City And The Body In The Poetics Of Walt Whitman And C. P. Cavafy, 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York
A Passage From Brooklyn To Ithaca: The Sea, The City And The Body In The Poetics Of Walt Whitman And C. P. Cavafy, Michael P. Skafidas
All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
This treatise is the first extensive comparative study of Walt Whitman and C. P. Cavafy. Despite the abundant scholarship dealing with the work and life of each, until now no critic has put the two poets together. Whitman’s poetry celebrates birth, youth, the self and the world as seen for the first time, while Cavafy’s diverts from the active present to resurrect a world whose key, in Eliot’s terms, is memory. Yet, I see the two poets conversing in the crossroads of the fin de siècle; the American Whitman and the Greek Cavafy embody the antithesis of ...
Viewer-, Author-, And Ownership In The Work Of Andrea Zittel, 2016 CUNY Hunter College
Viewer-, Author-, And Ownership In The Work Of Andrea Zittel, Amanda M. York
School of Arts & Sciences Theses
Andrea Zittel invites others to collapse the distinctions between artist, viewer, and collaborator by interacting with her usable works. This thesis explores the process of interacting with Zittel's works, and how it affects viewer-, author- and ownership.
Comfort Toys: Coping Tools For Children With An Epileptic Parent, 2016 Virginia Commonwealth University
Comfort Toys: Coping Tools For Children With An Epileptic Parent, Benjamin Evjen
Theses and Dissertations
When a caregiver suffers from epilepsy, a child can often feel frightened, vulnerable, and alone whenever a seizure occurs. In my thesis project I intend to help children negotiate this struggle with the use of therapeutic toys. Through play, children can navigate feelings that are often overlooked by adults. The visual appeal, simplicity, and materials used in their creation help facilitate comfort through sensory cues. By applying coping mechanisms to deal with stress caused by the passage of time, provide tactile comfort, and equip the child with tools to take action, their emotional needs are met. These toys address an ...
Work It: A Study In Fashion Photography Portraiture, 2016 University of Akron
Work It: A Study In Fashion Photography Portraiture, Dominic J. Iudiciani
Honors Research Projects
Fashion is a device with which the perception of one’s appearance is manipulated. It is a device that is used across all cultures to identify, symbolize, isolate, and appropriate. It is figuratively and literally woven into the fabric of humankind as a whole. Fashion has the ability to reinforce gender or create dissonance within it through androgynous silhouettes. It can express strength and confidence or emphasize vulnerability.
Through this study, the use of specific studio lighting techniques accentuates design elements of a highly curated collection of avant-garde, 21st century garments. Drape, texture, form, and luster are but a ...
Mdocs Poster, Sixty Years Young, 2015 Skidmore College
Mdocs Poster, Sixty Years Young, Michael Zhou
In support of the 60th anniversary of the Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga, Skidmore students prepared a video and exhibition, Sixty Years Young, drawing on the Center's archives and interviews, documenting its past, present and hopes for the future.
The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Preserving New Media Art For Posterity, 2015 University of Maine
The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Preserving New Media Art For Posterity, Jennifer Bonnet
Library Staff Publications
Preserving works of creative expression in the digital age is notoriously difficult due to issues of technological obsolescence, the intangibility of dynamic media, and the interactive nature of digital art. This is of marked interest to libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions given the limitations of traditional forms of preservation that rely heavily on the storage of physical forms. The Re-Gift, a work of new media art by Buffalo-based artist Liz Rywelski, exemplifies many of the complexities of these emerging formats. This essay examines one of the potential approaches to preserving this type of work, with an eye toward methods ...