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“The Robocop We Deserve”: Post-Human Transformations And Social Critique In Paul Verhoeven’S And Jose Padilha’S Robocop, Mynt Marsellus 2017 Wilfrid Laurier University

“The Robocop We Deserve”: Post-Human Transformations And Social Critique In Paul Verhoeven’S And Jose Padilha’S Robocop, Mynt Marsellus

Laurier Undergraduate Journal of the Arts

No abstract provided.


Papa’S Got A Brand New Kino German Wartime Memory In Edgar Reitz’S Heimat: A Chronicle Of Germany, Nathan Maclean 2017 Wilfrid Laurier University

Papa’S Got A Brand New Kino German Wartime Memory In Edgar Reitz’S Heimat: A Chronicle Of Germany, Nathan Maclean

Laurier Undergraduate Journal of the Arts

No abstract provided.


Merchandise, Promotion, And Accessibility: Keith Haring’S Pop Shop, Amy L. Raffel 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Merchandise, Promotion, And Accessibility: Keith Haring’S Pop Shop, Amy L. Raffel

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

During the peak of his career in New York, Keith Haring took his highly recognizable artistic style and distributed it in the form of merchandise in his Pop Shop, established in 1986. Stemming from his early work displayed on the New York streets, directly within public space, and his explorations into mass media strategies, he learned he could make his work accessible to new audiences outside contemporary art institutions and art circles. He translated his work across several surfaces: from subways or canvases, to everyday functional merchandise, such as buttons, t-shirts, and bags sold in his shop. Responding to a ...


In Search Of Lost Selves: Memory And Subjectivity In Transnational Art Cinema, Anders J. Bergstrom 2017 Wilfrid Laurier University

In Search Of Lost Selves: Memory And Subjectivity In Transnational Art Cinema, Anders J. Bergstrom

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

This dissertation begins from the position that cinema’s ongoing persistence as a specific operation of subjective perception is intimately related to the questions of self and memory it raises. Even as digitization and global capitalism have ostensibly led to the creation of a “post-cinematic” culture, cinematic forms and practices remain inextricably related to the larger (often unacknowledged) metaphysical concerns of the cultures and social contexts in which they continue to signify. These concerns—which include beliefs in perceptual realism, the relations between images and the past, and notions of selfhood—shape both the production and consumption of cinema as ...


The Places That Became Home: A Collection Of Short Stories And Memories, Stephanie Ewing Mace 2017 Claremont McKenna College

The Places That Became Home: A Collection Of Short Stories And Memories, Stephanie Ewing Mace

CMC Senior Theses

This is a collection of short stories and memories from the eight places that I have lived. Through these stories and memories, I reflect on themes of identity and community. I also consider the idea of home: what defines a home, how we make a place feel like a home, and what transforms a city or a town into a home. Each chapter also includes my own original designs and photographs.

The stories about Sharon and Westwood, small towns in Massachusetts, focus on childhood and familial relationships. The narratives about St. Louis, Missouri and Toluca Lake, California, consider the transition ...


"She's Not A Real Monster": Orphan Black's Helena And The Monstrous-Feminine, Natalie Eisen 2017 Scripps College

"She's Not A Real Monster": Orphan Black's Helena And The Monstrous-Feminine, Natalie Eisen

Scripps Senior Theses

This thesis explores the idea of the “monstrous-feminine,” or the idea that female monsters of television and film are linked to their femininity in a way that male monsters are not linked to their masculinity. Using the work of scholars such as Barbara Creed, Shelley Stamp Lindsey, and Jane M. Ussher, the thesis covers various facets of women’s lives as seen through the distorted lens of the monstrous. The character of Helena from the television show Orphan Black is used as a concrete example of the stages of the monstrous-feminine: the girl-child, menstruation and puberty, sexuality, and motherhood.


Polarizing Narratives: Harmful Representations Of Mental Illness And Bipolar In Popular Media, Mary Jane Coppock 2017 Scripps College

Polarizing Narratives: Harmful Representations Of Mental Illness And Bipolar In Popular Media, Mary Jane Coppock

Scripps Senior Theses

Representations of mental illness in mainstream media have historically been infantilizing and dangerous. In the last century, dominant media has perpetuated inaccurate and damaging tropes about bipolar disorder in particular, perpetuating misunderstanding and stigma. Despite this fact, art can provide an outlet through which healthy images that promote understanding and sympathy can be dispersed. My project, Polarized, presents a more accurate representation of the disorder and its effects on individuals who struggle with it, as well as their loved ones. Bipolar disorders are a group of mental illnesses that cause dramatic shifts in an individual’s mood, energy, thinking ability ...


The Final Girl Grown Up: Representations Of Women In Horror Films From 1978-2016, Lauren Cupp 2017 Scripps College

The Final Girl Grown Up: Representations Of Women In Horror Films From 1978-2016, Lauren Cupp

Scripps Senior Theses

Carol Clover defined a Final Girl as a stereotype of the pure, virginal sole survivor in 1980’s slasher films such as Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Halloween. But does this representation hold up in 2016 films? Because the horror genre is so broad today, it’s almost impossible to nail down a certain stereotype of the genre, if there even is one. Films like the 1996 slasher parody Scream historically subverted the slasher genre, and since then there has been little to no iconic Final Girls. I argue that this trope is one very much set inside the confines of ...


Understanding The Effects Of Disgust And Political Ideology On Moral Judgment Through Photography, Xijia Yuan 2017 Scripps College

Understanding The Effects Of Disgust And Political Ideology On Moral Judgment Through Photography, Xijia Yuan

Scripps Senior Theses

Feelings of disgust may have effects on one’s moral judgment; specifically that experience of disgust has linked to increased severity of moral judgments. Additionally, one’s political beliefs may also affect one’s moral judgment, such as conservatives tend to make harsher judgment toward moral situations and behaviors. A 2 x 2 x 2 factorial quasi-experiment has been proposed to study 420 participants, legal adults from both conservative and liberal neighborhoods, randomly assigned to one of two conditions, disgust-eliciting versus neutral. Participants will view either four disgust-eliciting photographs or four neutral photographs, and then complete survey questions on disgust ...


Travelling With The Traveller: An Ethnographic Framework For The Study Of Digital Inclusion And Immigration, Panayiota Tsatsou Dr, Nerina Boursinou 2016 University of Leicester

Travelling With The Traveller: An Ethnographic Framework For The Study Of Digital Inclusion And Immigration, Panayiota Tsatsou Dr, Nerina Boursinou

Panayiota Tsatsou Dr

This paper argues that researchers who study immigrants’ digital inclusion need to shed light on immigrants’ use of digital technologies within the time frame and context of the ‘immigration travel’ and while immigrants are in transition to a new or safer place for resettlement. In support of this argument, the paper proposes a ‘travelling with the traveller’ research framework that applies the ethnographic methodology and aims at the researcher experiencing or even becoming an integral part of the immigration travel. The paper presents the proposed travelling with the traveller framework and discusses how it can offer genuine insights into the ...


Who Really Said What? Mobile Historical Situated Documentary As Liminal Learning Space, Owen Gottlieb 2016 Rochester Institute of Technology

Who Really Said What? Mobile Historical Situated Documentary As Liminal Learning Space, Owen Gottlieb

Articles

This article explores the complexities and affordances of historical representation that arose in the process of designing a mobile augmented reality video game for teaching history. The process suggests opportunities to push the historical documentary form in new ways. Specifically, the article addresses the shifting liminal space between historical fiction narrative, and historical interactive documentary narrative. What happens when primary sources, available for examination are placed inside of a historically inspired narrative, one that hews closely to the events, but creates drama through dialogues between player and historical figure? In this relatively new field of interactive historical situated documentary, how ...


Documenting Internationalism: The Instituto Cubano Del Arte E Industria Cinematográficos As A Cultural Extension Of Cuban Foreign Policy, Vella V. Voynova 2016 CUNY Hunter College

Documenting Internationalism: The Instituto Cubano Del Arte E Industria Cinematográficos As A Cultural Extension Of Cuban Foreign Policy, Vella V. Voynova

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This thesis examines the connection between the Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos and the Cuban Revolution's internationalism and argues that it made ICAIC documentarians, their methods of production, and their documentary films a valuable asset to Cuban foreign policy in the 1960s and 1970s.


Hidden Museum: A Behind-The-Scenes Tour For Contemporary Audiences, Michael B. Glazier 2016 University of San Francisco

Hidden Museum: A Behind-The-Scenes Tour For Contemporary Audiences, Michael B. Glazier

Master's Projects

The mystery of what lies behind a museum’s closed doors has intrigued visitors and perpetuated museum mythology for decades. Whether it’s peeking into collections storage, or being guided through rooms off the exhibition floor, visitors want unique access to museum collections. This Master’s Capstone project investigates the topic of behind-the-scenes tours within museums, asks what they look like today, and how they will develop in the future. Using this research I have created a project proposal to film a behind-the-scenes tour that will solve questions of public visibility and collection access for a San Francisco area history ...


Animated South Africa, Steven J. Johnson 2016 Loyola Marymount University

Animated South Africa, Steven J. Johnson

Research & Exhibition

I plan on investigating and demonstrating how animation in South Africa is reflective of its’ people’s identity by means of a short documentary. The basis for my investigation is the prominence of the country’s animation industry and its growing global reputation for quality. Two notable points for research are Triggerfish Animation Studios (the “Pixar of South Africa”) and Mike Scott (an animator that was a part of the studio’s story development program). To create my documentary, I plan on flying to Cape Town, South Africa and interviewing animators as well as studio execs and other industry members ...


Back To The Basics: How Virtual Reality Films Harken Back To Early 19th Century Filmmaking, Andrew York 2016 Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School

Back To The Basics: How Virtual Reality Films Harken Back To Early 19th Century Filmmaking, Andrew York

Research & Exhibition

Visual storytelling has been a constantly evolving medium that continues to develop even in contemporary times. The foundation of modern filmmaking relies on the cut because it allows the storyteller to shift between different perspectives, time periods, and different scenes in order to create a strong, interwoven narrative. Because virtual reality filmmaking requires the absence of cuts in order to not be jarring to the audience, research needs to be done in order to gather data on the effectiveness of utilizing different techniques to capture stories with VR. The opening scene from The Godfather will be recreated and recorded using ...


Screen To Stage: The Adaptation Of Films To Stage Musicals, Michael Gillies Mahacek 2016 Loyola Marymount University

Screen To Stage: The Adaptation Of Films To Stage Musicals, Michael Gillies Mahacek

Research & Exhibition

Many musical films are inspired by stage shows that originated on Broadway. While this transition still remains popular today, there is also a continuous rise in the popularity of adapting a film into a stage show, regardless if the film possessed any musical elements to start. This research aims to explore the elements and creative decisions needed in order to adapt a film into a stage musical. The focus will be primarily aimed toward the preproduction of a musical and how the creative team is able to manipulate the preexisting story from the film into the confinements of the stage ...


Women In Fairy Tales: The Pursuit Of A Modern-Day Heroine, Jessica Rice 2016 Scripps College

Women In Fairy Tales: The Pursuit Of A Modern-Day Heroine, Jessica Rice

Jessica Rice

This thesis paper and accompanying project reexamine the purpose of fairy tales throughout history and explore the effectiveness of a modern alternative to classical methods of telling these stories. To increase interactivity as well as the agency of the female protagonist and players themselves, this thesis reimagines the popular classic, Cinderella, as a visual novel.


The Cinderella Project, Jessica Rice 2016 Scripps College

The Cinderella Project, Jessica Rice

Jessica Rice

This thesis project and supplementary paper reexamine the purpose of fairy tales throughout history and explore the effectiveness of a modern alternative to classical methods of telling these stories. To increase interactivity as well as the agency of the female protagonist and players themselves, this thesis reimagines the popular classic, Cinderella, as a visual novel.


Part Of This World: A Personal Exploration Of Media And Queer Identity, Emilee Harrison 2016 Dominican University of California

Part Of This World: A Personal Exploration Of Media And Queer Identity, Emilee Harrison

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

This paper is a mix of research and personal narrative exploring the impact of television, film, and online media on identity formation. I look specifically at my own identity as a queer person and how it has been shaped by what I have seen and experienced as a young queer and as an educator. Topics discussed include homophobia in the classroom and workplace, the impact of social media on youth development and identity formation, and our changing culture as queer visibility increases. This piece is primarily a personal reflection that runs from early childhood to adulthood. It addresses social interactions ...


Crime And Culture : A Thematic Reading Of Sherlock Holmes And His Adaptations., Britney Broyles 2016 University of Louisville

Crime And Culture : A Thematic Reading Of Sherlock Holmes And His Adaptations., Britney Broyles

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation focuses on the adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes character and stories into the television shows Sherlock and Elementary on air today. The project will consider three central questions: 1) Why is this Victorian detective hero still popular in the twenty-first century and what has remained constant and still resonates with modern audiences? 2) Both television shows transport Holmes in time by setting their narratives in the present day; therefore, what has been changed in this process of adaptation? 3) How do these changes represent shifts in our cultural thinking about important aspects of humanistic inquiry ...


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