Card Tricks: A Workflow For Scalability And Dynamic Content Creation Using Paper2d And Unreal Engine 4, 2017 RIT (undergraduate student)
Card Tricks: A Workflow For Scalability And Dynamic Content Creation Using Paper2d And Unreal Engine 4, Owen Gottlieb, Dakota Herold, Edward Amidon
Presentations and other scholarship
In this paper, we describe the design and technological methods of
our dynamic sprite system in Lost & Found, a table-top-to-mobile
card game designed to improve literacy regarding prosocial
aspects of religious legal systems, specifically, collaboration and
cooperation. Harnessing the capabilities of Unreal Engine’s
Paper2D system, we created a dynamic content creation pipeline
that empowered our game designers so that they could rapidly
iterate on the game’s systems and balance externally from the
engine. Utilizing the Unreal Blueprint component system we were
also able to modularize each actor during runtime as data may be
changed. The technological approach behind ...
Ant Tribe, 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Ant Tribe, Yan Zhao
"Ant Tribe" describes the post-80s generation university graduates who live together in poor conditions without social security in communities around China's major metropolises. They dream of a better life in big cities but struggle with low-paying jobs. These struggling "elites" have become the fourth weak social group, after peasants, migrant workers and unemployed people. The reason why these college graduates are compared to ants is that they are like ants: clever, hardworking, politically weak and living in groups. The real world is always different from the ideal world of the "Ant Tribe" in China. They often lose their purposes ...
Tipping Point, 2017 CUNY Hunter College
Tipping Point, Pang Z. Vang
School of Arts & Sciences Theses
What happens to a woman at the tipping point under oppression in a patriarchal society? How does she behave? Pulling from the vagina dentata mythologies, and personal and collective experiences of rape culture, I formed a body of work which problematize the stereotypical narrative of victim/perpetrator. As a visual and conceptual exploration, my work explores the themes of desire, agency/non-agency, and violence [as it manifests within and outside of the body]. Utilizing visual and conceptual quotations from film, pornography and sex toys, these works subvert the exoticized stereotype of the Asian woman as sexual plaything.
Artist Statement, 2017 Claremont Graduate University
Artist Statement, Chaoyi Wu
CGU MFA Theses
I make my work to create an experience for the viewer, so that they can have their own experience of their world. Their bodies interact with my pieces to re-recognize themselves and their lives. In this experience their body is independent of everything else but their awareness. Their sense of movement, their vision and their tactile sensations come together into my artwork for them to have their own experience. This is what I call self-body awareness.
"Hippie Acid Freak Drag Queens:" Situating The Cockettes Within An Art Historical Context, 2017 CUNY Hunter College
"Hippie Acid Freak Drag Queens:" Situating The Cockettes Within An Art Historical Context, Scott Dow
School of Arts & Sciences Theses
This thesis situates the Cockettes – a performance group rarely referenced in art historical discourse - within Bay Area performance art, second-wave feminist art, and the Gay Liberation Movement. Contextualizing the Cockettes within their contemporary art movements provides a new understanding of the group and emphasizes their significance to art history.
Dinner, 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Dinner, Daniel Reuben Baskin
Theses and Dissertations
Dinner is an interactive exhibition which presents appropriated works of art collected and hung in a clustered salon style, as well as a fully realized recreation based on a 16th century Dutch banquet still-life, which presents guests with meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, breads, and wine to share and imbibe. Dining ware is provided for guests at the entrance to the exhibit, as are suggested topics of conversation, which are presented on slips of paper for guests to carry with them throughout their time in the space. Within the collection of wall-mounted works are references to ancient Greek and Roman marble ...
Making Sense Of Nonsense, 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Making Sense Of Nonsense, Parker Boales
Theses and Dissertations
A paradox of simultaneous sincerity and humor, Making Sense of Nonsense attempts to identify deficient systems upon which we rely daily. Systems of logic, text, and visual language are all rife with flaws solely because their source--humankind--is irrevocably bound to error. This is not to say that these systems cannot be improved; on the contrary, a rigorous investigation of these systems allows one insight into their mechanics to the end that one endlessly questions the very foundation of the mode of communication being used. Materials and discarded objects such as vintage tools, automotive parts, spray paint, string, furniture, plastic, S ...
The Possibilities Of The Video Game Exhibition, 2017 CUNY Hunter College
The Possibilities Of The Video Game Exhibition, Elizabeth Legere 2762328
School of Arts & Sciences Theses
This paper is an examination of video games as an artistic medium, and of their current presentation in art museums like the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as an attempt to come up with better modes of presentation for them within a museum space. Using a general understanding of video game theory and aesthetics, it might be possible to begin to look at solutions to the issues posed by current methods of presentation and interpretation, and to examine whether video games’ complicated aesthetic and artistic importance can be better highlighted by a new mode of display ...
Bleeding Ink: Creativity In Grief For Resilience, 2017 University of Rhode Island
Bleeding Ink: Creativity In Grief For Resilience, Gabriel E. Sayre
Senior Honors Projects
A venomous void pierces the present.
Emanating from the past, echoing to the future.
Seething sensations burrowing beneath the bone.
Seek a road, to not corrode.
Scribe or scribble, Scavenge salvation.
Settle cement of a new foundation.
Faceless fears fading,
weakening woes waning,
Paintings With Doors: Three Case Studies From The Fifteenth Century Netherlands, 2017 College of William and Mary
Paintings With Doors: Three Case Studies From The Fifteenth Century Netherlands, Jacqueline T. Chapman
Undergraduate Honors Theses
This thesis examines three cases studies from fifteenth century Netherlands: the Merode Altarpiece, Miraflores Altarpiece, and Portinari Altarpiece. It focuses on how the triptych format combined with the painted elements worked together to aid the viewer in communicating with the divine. These triptychs functioned as a prayer aid and helped the viewer to enter a meditative state, where they could engage with divine figures. Each artist was able to encourage this type of meditative state by underlining the separation between the temporal and divine world. The separation between the two worlds was further enhanced by the door-like nature of the ...
Relix | Educational Box Set, 2017 Georgia State University
Relix | Educational Box Set, Lisa C. Gargan, Kalib Moore, Nick Sheridan
Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference
No abstract provided.
Promoting Your Department To High School Seniors, 2017 St. John Fisher College
Promoting Your Department To High School Seniors, Jeremy H. Sarachan
Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings
Increasingly departments must take charge of their recruitment, but most academics are new to public relations and marketing. What are the best methods to reach high school students? Led by a media and communication chair, this discussion will revolve around best practices that are both affordable and easy to manage.
Cursive Camp, 2017 Kent State University
Cursive Camp, Lesley Teater
Undergraduate Research Symposium
Cursive handwriting is no longer a required course in school curriculums. Although many people do not see it as a necessary skill, cursive is more than just a form of writing. For a child’s quickly developing mind, cursive handwriting aids in expanding reading and writing comprehension while also improving cognitive thinking, focus, motor skills and creativity. Recognizing the importance of these language and communication skills, I set out to design an interactive learning app through my Interaction Design class with the help of my professor, Gretchen Rinnert.
Cursive Camp is a two-part app, divided into “practice” and “play” sections ...
Networks Of Collaboration And Creation In Latin American Digital Literature, 2017 Universidad Diego Portales
Networks Of Collaboration And Creation In Latin American Digital Literature, Carolina Gainza
CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture
In her article "Networks of Collaboration and Creation in Latin American Digital Literature" Carolina Gainza examines how production and reception of literature have been affected by digital technology, with special emphasis on issues related to Latin American digital literature. Gainza analyzes Jaime Alejandro Rodriguez's Narratopedia, Doménico Chiappe's La Huella de Cosmos, and Leonardo Valencia's and Eugenio Tiselli's El Libro Flotante in order to highlight collective practices of creation involved in digital productions. Through the discussion of these issues, Gainza offers an overview of ongoing changes wrought by digital technology in contemporary Latin American digital culture.
Contents - Edward Gordon Craig Special Issue 2017, 2017 University of Iowa
Contents - Edward Gordon Craig Special Issue 2017, Jennifer A. Buckley, Anne Holt
Cover, front matter, and contents for Mime Journal Special Issue, "Action, Scene, and Voice: 21st-Century Dialogues with Edward Gordon Craig." Guest editors: Jennifer Buckley and Annie Holt.
Editors' Note - Action, Scene, And Voice: 21st-Century Dialogues With Edward Gordon Craig, 2017 University of Iowa
Editors' Note - Action, Scene, And Voice: 21st-Century Dialogues With Edward Gordon Craig, Jennifer A. Buckley, Anne Holt
A roadmap to this Special Issue of Mime Journal. This issue emphasizes the tissue of influences that shaped Craig’s own work and continue to impact contemporary theater and performance. By focusing on the historical contexts in which his ideas were developed and those in which they have been received, the essays counter the widely held perception of Craig as the solitary genius of the “Art of the Theatre.” His claims of originality and singularity have too often obscured the connections between his work and that of other artists—especially the dancer Isadora Duncan, upon whom two of the pieces ...
Our Puppets, Our Selves: Puppetry's Changing Paradigms, 2017 CUNY Hunter College
Our Puppets, Our Selves: Puppetry's Changing Paradigms, Claudia Orenstein
Taking up the topic of puppetry, Orenstein forges connections between Craig’s vision of the übermarionette and the rise of “New Puppetry” today. She examines the use of puppets to explore similarities and differences between the technological anxieties of modernists versus contemporary artists. In addition, she calls for a more careful and contextualized attention to Craig’s puppet theory, with a close reading of the übermarionette passage in "On the Art of the Theatre." Orenstein returns to some of the most well-known and much-studied passages and theories from Craig’s early work, but considers them from the fresh vantage point ...
Frankenstein's Onion, 2017 Claremont Graduate University
Frankenstein's Onion, Chien Tai
CGU MFA Theses
Led Screen Resolution: A Lego Visualization, 2017 University of Akron
Led Screen Resolution: A Lego Visualization, Andrew S. Trowbridge
Honors Research Projects
As a graphic designer, understanding the way a computer displays type and image is extremely beneficial. Before going into college, my knowledge of how a line of ones and zeros translates to a full color, high definition screen of pixels was abstract at best. This project serves to explore and demonstrate the meaning and process of LED screen resolution through a more playful and tangible lens of LEGO® bricks.
LEGOS® encourage the creative, child-like side of us. The bricks become a doorway into another side of learning. It pushes us to not be afraid to explore and delve deeper into ...
The Bunny Who Wore A Red Hat Children's Book, 2017 The University of Akron
The Bunny Who Wore A Red Hat Children's Book, Alyssa N. Myers
Honors Research Projects
As an artist as well as a developer, having the ability to think both creatively and critically has helped me become an excellent problem solver. This along with the experience in animation for which I long will transform me to become a great storyteller as well. There is beauty in a universal language that can bring others together, and I believe that is what animation and illustration can accomplish. This project has given me the opportunity to incorporate my illustration skills, practice the writing aspect of storytelling, and develop a small animated trailer for marketing the book. Nevertheless, bringing something ...