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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 ...


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 ...


French Women In Art: Reclaiming The Body Through Creation/Les Femmes Artistes Françaises : La Réclamation Du Corps À Travers La Création, Liatris Hethcoat 2016 Chapman University

French Women In Art: Reclaiming The Body Through Creation/Les Femmes Artistes Françaises : La Réclamation Du Corps À Travers La Création, Liatris Hethcoat

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

The research I have conducted for my French Major Senior Thesis is a culmination of my passion for and studies of both French language and culture and the history and practice of Visual Arts. I have examined, across the history of art, the representation of women, and concluded that until the 20th century, these representations have been tools employed by the makers of history and those at the top of the patriarchal system, used to control women’s images and thus women themselves. I survey these representations, which are largely created by men—until the 20th century. I ...


Moving Words/Motion Pictures: Proto-Cinematic Narrative In Nineteenth-Century British Fiction, Kara Marie Manning 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Moving Words/Motion Pictures: Proto-Cinematic Narrative In Nineteenth-Century British Fiction, Kara Marie Manning

Dissertations

In the broadest sense, this project is about nineteenth-century narrative texts and optical toys, or those devices that were originally created to demonstrate scientific knowledge related to vision but that would also become popular for home and public consumption. I argue that nineteenth-century British writers borrowed and adapted the visual effects of such toys, making fiction as participatory as the toys themselves in the development of image culture and the viewing practices that would become necessary for the production and dissemination of cinema in the early twentieth century. Narrative fiction, then, should be considered along with the other precursors of ...


The God-Camera Of Theology And Memory In Terrence Malick’S The Tree Of Life, Sherry Coman 2016 Waterloo Lutheran Seminary

The God-Camera Of Theology And Memory In Terrence Malick’S The Tree Of Life, Sherry Coman

Consensus

Terrence Malick’s film The Tree of Life presents a personal and emotionally-laden memory play that is visually and symbolically “framed” by theological and biblical contexts that are both explicit and implicit. This paper explores how the film’s constantly moving camera and elliptical editing help to establish a trope for depicting how God moves in the lives of the characters. Through non-traditional film production and presentation techniques, Malick manifests a theme of “God as ultimate artist” who participates with us in the restoration of what is broken, and who makes “all things new”.


Media Literacy As Mindful Practice For Democratic Education. A Response To “Transaction Circles With Digital Texts As A Foundation For Democratic Practices”, Theresa Redmond 2016 Appalachian State University

Media Literacy As Mindful Practice For Democratic Education. A Response To “Transaction Circles With Digital Texts As A Foundation For Democratic Practices”, Theresa Redmond

Democracy and Education

This essay is a response to Brown’s (2015) article describing her strategy of transaction circles as a student-centered, culturally responsive, and democratic literacy practice. In my response, I provide further evidence from the field of media literacy education (MLE) that serves to enhance Brown’s argument for using transaction circles in order to promote democratic discourse, specifically augmenting her ideas by connecting the purposes and processes of transaction circles with key implications of media literacy pedagogy. I invite Brown to consider how her concept of transaction circles may be extended in three ways: (a) through acknowledging the indispensable role ...


Culture On Two Wheels: The Bicycle In Literature And Film, Jeremy Withers, Daniel P. Shea 2016 Iowa State University

Culture On Two Wheels: The Bicycle In Literature And Film, Jeremy Withers, Daniel P. Shea

Jeremy Withers

Bicycles have more cultural identities than many realize, functioning not only as literal vehicles in a text but also as “vehicles” for that text’s themes, ideas, and critiques. In the late nineteenth century the bicycle was seen as a way for the wealthy urban elite to reconnect with nature and for women to gain a measure of personal freedom, while during World War II it became a utilitarian tool of the French Resistance and in 1970s China stood for wealth and modernization. Lately it has functioned variously as the favored ideological steed of environmentalists, a means of community bonding ...


Convention And Contradiction: Representations Of Women In Australian War Films, 1914-1918, Daniel Reynaud 2016 Avondale College of Higher Education

Convention And Contradiction: Representations Of Women In Australian War Films, 1914-1918, Daniel Reynaud

Daniel Reynaud

This paper examines the representation of women in Australian cinematic war dramas made between 1914 and 1918, showing how the representations were shaped by political, industrial and ideological influences, and identifying the range of representations present in the films. It observes that while there was considerable overlap with other media in the representation of women, there were images ignored by films, while others were unique to the cinema.


The Consequences Of Narrative, Kylie Mosbacher 2016 Humboldt State University

The Consequences Of Narrative, Kylie Mosbacher

ideaFest: Interdisciplinary Journal of Creative Works and Research from Humboldt State University

No abstract provided.


Machinima And Copyright Law, Matthew Brett Freedman 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Machinima And Copyright Law, Matthew Brett Freedman

Journal of Intellectual Property Law

No abstract provided.


Digital Photography And The Internet, Rethinking Privacy Law, Jim Barr Coleman 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Digital Photography And The Internet, Rethinking Privacy Law, Jim Barr Coleman

Journal of Intellectual Property Law

No abstract provided.


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