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Adventures In Crowdsourcing: A Digital Odyssey From Lower Manhattan To Google Earth To Build A Museum Without Walls, Abby Suckle Faia, Anna Heineman Phd Dec 2015

Adventures In Crowdsourcing: A Digital Odyssey From Lower Manhattan To Google Earth To Build A Museum Without Walls, Abby Suckle Faia, Anna Heineman Phd

VRA Bulletin

cultureNOW has been developing a guidebook to the world outside thru smartphone technology to create a museum without walls. The exponentially growing digital collection currently contains about 18,000 sites, 52,000 images, 2550 podcasts, and 53 self-guided tours. 90 cities and arts organizations are partners to share their content. It is a collection that lives only in the cloud and can be accessed from everywhere, created by a group of ‘accidental librarians’ who are learning as they go about how to access and structure the content to reach its audience. It is very much a work in progress. These ...


Archival Enactment, Retelling 'The Big Book': Alison Knowles, Something Else Press And Fluxus, Meghan A. Dellacrosse Dec 2015

Archival Enactment, Retelling 'The Big Book': Alison Knowles, Something Else Press And Fluxus, Meghan A. Dellacrosse

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

"Archival Enactment, Retelling 'The Big Book': Alison Knowles, Something Else Press and Fluxus," positions Knowles’ Big Book (1966) as a case study of historical methodology and interdisciplinary artistic practice in the post-war period. This comprehensive analysis of Big Book, a work of art no longer extant, contextualizes its publisher, Something Else Press through Dick Higgins’ concept of “intermedia,” and important lesser-known junctures relevant to Fluxus and the group’s leader George Maciunas are illuminated. Knowles' early and lesser-known silkscreen paintings are also examined.


Performing Conquest And Resistance In The Streets Of Eighteenth Century Potosí: Identity And Artifice In The Cityscapes Of Gaspar Miguel De Berrío And Melchor Pérez De Holguín, Agnieszka A. Ficek Dec 2015

Performing Conquest And Resistance In The Streets Of Eighteenth Century Potosí: Identity And Artifice In The Cityscapes Of Gaspar Miguel De Berrío And Melchor Pérez De Holguín, Agnieszka A. Ficek

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This thesis examines the ways in which Potosí's two most influential colonial artists represented the urban dynamics of race, class and labor in their depictions of the Andean 'City of Silver' during the eighteenth century, when silver production, profits and population were dramatically declining.


Remembering Vietnam War Veterans: Interpreting History Through New Orleans Monuments And Memorials, Catherine Bourg Haws Dec 2015

Remembering Vietnam War Veterans: Interpreting History Through New Orleans Monuments And Memorials, Catherine Bourg Haws

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

This thesis is concerned with the question of how America’s citizen soldiers are remembered and how their services can be interpreted through monuments and memorials. The paper discusses the concept of memory and the functions of memorialization. It explores whether and how monuments and memorials portray the difficulties, hardships, horror, costs, and consequences of armed combat. The political motivations behind the design, formation and establishment of the edifices are also probed. The paper considers the Vietnam War monuments and memorials erected by Americans and Vietnam expatriates in New Orleans, Louisiana, and examines their illustrative and educational usefulness. Results ...


Mdocs Flyer-2015-12-11, Networking Night Graphic, Jesse Wakeman Dec 2015

Mdocs Flyer-2015-12-11, Networking Night Graphic, Jesse Wakeman

MDOCS Publications

Invitation graphic used for Networking Night for Skidmore students and faculty with community creative practitioners.


1916 Easter Rising And The Reconceptualization Of Memory, Siobhán C. Doyle Dec 2015

1916 Easter Rising And The Reconceptualization Of Memory, Siobhán C. Doyle

Academic Articles

Like many countries, Ireland has a chaotic and tumultuous past which results in challenges for the state in presenting history to satisfy the education and expectation of both national and international audiences. The years between 1912 and 1922 were arguably the most transformative in modern Irish history as it was a decade of war, revolution and rapid social change. The 1916 Easter Rising- a failed rebellion against British rule- is synonymous as a moment in the past which represents Irish history, characterizes Irish culture and amplifies national identity. My paper will explore how the centenary commemorations of this historic event ...


Mdocs Newsletter-2015-12-01, 2.3, Jordana Dym, Jesse Wakeman, Sam Grant 17, Sara Marsh, Rebecca Stern, Yiyun (Evian) Pan 17 Dec 2015

Mdocs Newsletter-2015-12-01, 2.3, Jordana Dym, Jesse Wakeman, Sam Grant 17, Sara Marsh, Rebecca Stern, Yiyun (Evian) Pan 17

MDOCS Publications

No abstract provided.


Mdocs Publication-2015-11-16, Stone Phillips Helps Center Celebrate Anniversary, Anonymous Anonymous Nov 2015

Mdocs Publication-2015-11-16, Stone Phillips Helps Center Celebrate Anniversary, Anonymous Anonymous

MDOCS Publications

"Stone Phillips helps center celebrate anniversary"

The Saratogian

November 16, 2015

Author:


Mdocs Tri-Fold-2015-11-12, Exhibit: Sixty Years Young, Jordana Dym Nov 2015

Mdocs Tri-Fold-2015-11-12, Exhibit: Sixty Years Young, Jordana Dym

MDOCS Publications

On November 12, 2015, the Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga celebrated its 60th anniversary with a gala. MDOCS Students Eli Ruben, 17, Phoebe Radcliffe, 17, Rebecca Walker, 18, Natasha Thaler, 18 and Tracey Wingate 18 prepared a video and exhibition, Sixty Years Young, for the event. This brochure offers a brief overview of the Center's history, drawn from its archives.


Mdocs Poster-2015-11-11, Sixty Years Young, Michael Zhou Nov 2015

Mdocs Poster-2015-11-11, Sixty Years Young, Michael Zhou

MDOCS Publications

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.


Mdocs Flyer-2016-06-01, Storytellers' Institute Fellows Postcard, Jesse Wakeman Nov 2015

Mdocs Flyer-2016-06-01, Storytellers' Institute Fellows Postcard, Jesse Wakeman

MDOCS Publications

This postcard was created with information to pass out to potential Institute Fellows applying for the 2016 Storytellers' Institute.

Details about the 2016 Storytellers' Institute:

The theme for the 2016 Storytellers' Institute is "fact and fiction." Documentary films, podcasts, exhibitions and other works are evidence-based stories, working with facts to render, reveal, and represent truth(s) to inform and, at times, inspire action. Despite relying on real people, events and events documentaries engage because of the way they interpret and represent reality (Lamarre 2009). In the words of John Grierson (1926) (considered the father of the term "documentary"), a documentary ...


Mdocs Publication-2015-11-08, Tv Journalist Stone Philips, Jennie Grey Nov 2015

Mdocs Publication-2015-11-08, Tv Journalist Stone Philips, Jennie Grey

MDOCS Publications

"TV journalist Stone Phillips to serve as honorary chair at gala"

The Saratogian

November 8, 2015

Author: Jennie Grey


The Half-Life & After-Life Of New Media, Nancy Austin Nov 2015

The Half-Life & After-Life Of New Media, Nancy Austin

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

It is fitting to think of the half-life of new media using the time-based metaphor of radioactive decay. As a metaphor, an object’s half-life can be a useful way to talk about the potent technological modernity of new media and, like Walter Benjamin’s well-known notion of the aura, call attention to an object’s performativity. However, Benjamin’s aura remains a constant reminder of irrevocable originality whereas remarking on half-life references a quality that changes over time. But what happens after the rhetorical impact of being new has run its course? What is the life expectancy of once-new ...


Mdocs Poster-2015-11-04, Bill Daniel: Tri-X-Noise, Zhiyu (Michael) Zhou, Sophia Baraschi-Ehrlich Nov 2015

Mdocs Poster-2015-11-04, Bill Daniel: Tri-X-Noise, Zhiyu (Michael) Zhou, Sophia Baraschi-Ehrlich

MDOCS Publications

Event details:

5:30-7pm: DIY Touring & Exhibition Strategies for Visual and Media Artists

Description: Artist Bill Daniel has been touring with bands, film shows, installations and pop-up photo shows for 30 years. In this discussion/workshop, he draws a parallel between DIY music networks and the potential for artists in other disciplines to reach non-traditional art audiences in cities and towns across the US. The logistics of booking and producing road shows will be discussed, as well as designing and developing visual and media-based events that can travel and set up easily. DIY attributes if self-reliance, mutual support and working ...


Mdocs Poster-2015-11-03, Bill Daniel: Who Is Bozo Texino?, Zhiyu (Michael) Zhou, Sophia Baraschi-Ehrlich Nov 2015

Mdocs Poster-2015-11-03, Bill Daniel: Who Is Bozo Texino?, Zhiyu (Michael) Zhou, Sophia Baraschi-Ehrlich

MDOCS Publications

Who is Bozo Texino? chronicles the search for the source of a ubiquitous and mythic rail graffiti— a simple sketch of a character with an infinity-shaped hat and the scrawled moniker, “Bozo Texino”— a drawing seen on railcars for over 80 years. Daniel’s gritty black and white film uncovers a secret society and it’s underground universe of hobo and railworker graffiti, and includes interviews with legendary boxcar artists Colossus of Roads, Coaltrain, Herby, and The Rambler.

Shooting over a 16-year period, Daniel rode freights across the West carrying a Super-8 sound camera and a 16mm Bolex. During his ...


Mdocs Poster-2015-11-03, Bill Daniel- General Poster, Zhiyu (Michael) Zhou, Sophia Baraschi-Ehrlich Nov 2015

Mdocs Poster-2015-11-03, Bill Daniel- General Poster, Zhiyu (Michael) Zhou, Sophia Baraschi-Ehrlich

MDOCS Publications

Bill Daniel, artist, photographer, documentary and Guggenheim Fellow (2008) visited MDOCS on November 3-4, 2015. A multi-disciplinary activist and self-described hobo filmmaker and phototramp, Daniel offers reporting from the margins in a film screening and pop-up exhibit, and lessons on how to build your own vision and opportunities with a workshop on DIY Touring & Exhibition Strategies for Visual and Media Artists.

Event details:

11/3 @ 7pm: Film Screening: Who is Bozo Texino?

11/4 @ 5:30-7pm: Discussion/Workshop: DIY Touring & Exhibition Strategies for Visual and Media Artists

11/4 @ 7-10pm: Pop-Up Photography Exhibit & Concert: TRI-X NOISE, with Zine Exhibition and Musical Performances

Bill Daniel

Texas-born, San Francisco exiled, and confirmed tramp, Bill Daniel continues to experiment with survivalism and bricolage in his attempts to record and report on the various social margins he finds himself in. Currently based on the Texas gulf coast, Daniel divides his time between Texas and touring.

Daniel's work has received awards from Creative Capital, Film Arts Foundation, The Pioneer Fund, Texas Filmmaker Production Fund, the R & B Feder Charitable Foundation, and The Western States Media Alliance. He was a Wattis Foundation artist-in-residence at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where his installation "Souls Harbor" was exhibited in Dec. In 1999 he was in-residence at The Headlands Center for the Arts where he produced several multi-projection 16mm film installations, including "Trespassing Sign" in collaboration with the late Margaret Kilgallen. In 2001 his hobo campfire installation "The Girl on the Train in the Moon" was included in "Widely Unknown" at Deitch Projects in New York. A veteran of the touring circuit, Daniel has programmed, booked and exhibited several mobile art shows. In 1997-98 he curated a weekly screening series, Funhouse Cinema, in Austin, that also weekly screened in Houston and San Antonio. Daniel is also recognized for his work as cinematographer and editor for filmmaker Craig Baldwin. Other endeavors include zines--contributing photography to The Western Roundup, a punk fanzine in 1981-82 designed by Michael Nott, and publishing/editing Detour, a situationist journal, in 1986. He is also the creator of an experimental sports league, The Texas Gas-Powered Leaf Blower Hockey Association.

Bill Daniel was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008. He has exhibited film, photography and installation work at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Sweets Lounge, Biloxi, MS; The New Museum, New York; Wayward Council, Gainesville, FL; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; 24/7 House, Columbus, OH; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Beehive Collective, Machias, ME; Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis; Sky High Skateboards, Milwaukee, WI; IFFR ...


Mdocs Flyer-2016-06-01, Storytellers' Institute Skidmore Fellows Tri-Fold, Jordana Dym Nov 2015

Mdocs Flyer-2016-06-01, Storytellers' Institute Skidmore Fellows Tri-Fold, Jordana Dym

MDOCS Publications

This tri-fold was created as a handout to pass on to potential Skidmore Fellows applying for the 2016 Storytellers' Institute.


Mdocs Newsletter-2015-11-01, 2.2, Jordana Dym, Emily Rizzo, Rebecca Stern, Sara Marsh, Sam Grant 17 Nov 2015

Mdocs Newsletter-2015-11-01, 2.2, Jordana Dym, Emily Rizzo, Rebecca Stern, Sara Marsh, Sam Grant 17

MDOCS Publications

No abstract provided.


Mdocs Flyer-2016-06-01, Storytellers' Institute Fellows Tri-Fold, Jordana Dym Nov 2015

Mdocs Flyer-2016-06-01, Storytellers' Institute Fellows Tri-Fold, Jordana Dym

MDOCS Publications

This tri-fold was created as a handout to pass on to potential Institute Fellows applying for the 2016 Storytellers' Institute.


Mdocs Poster-2015-10-28, Jake Nussbaum And Alex Lewis: Expandable Sound, Jesse Wakeman Oct 2015

Mdocs Poster-2015-10-28, Jake Nussbaum And Alex Lewis: Expandable Sound, Jesse Wakeman

MDOCS Publications

This poster was created for an audio listening event held in Wilson Chapel and hosted by radio producers Alex Lewis and Jake Nussbaum.

Host Bios:

Alex Lewis is an independent radio producer and musician living in Philadelphia, PA. He's currently lead producer of Every ZIP Philadelphia – an AIR Localore: Finding America project. In the past he's worked on radio stories for Marketplace, All Things Considered, WHYY, Transom, Making Contact, and many more. Lewis has also worked as a production assistant for the nationally syndicated daily radio show World Cafe with David Dye on WXPN and a host/blogger ...


Mdocs Publication-2016-10-12, Veterans Program Thursday, Anonymous Anonymous Oct 2015

Mdocs Publication-2016-10-12, Veterans Program Thursday, Anonymous Anonymous

MDOCS Publications

"Veterans program Thursday at museum in Spa City"

The Saratogian

October 12, 2016

Author:


The Intersection Of Art And Public History: Schmucker Art Gallery’S Newest Exhibit, Jeffrey L. Lauck Oct 2015

The Intersection Of Art And Public History: Schmucker Art Gallery’S Newest Exhibit, Jeffrey L. Lauck

The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History

“‘Pray For the People Who Feed You’: Voices of Pauper Children in the Industrial Age” is the newest exhibit to be featured in the Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College. The exhibit was curated by Gettysburg College senior Rebecca Duffy ’16, and is the culmination of her three semester International Bridge Course (IBC) program. At its opening on Friday, October 2, Duffy discussed her experiences with the IBC program and the process she went through in putting together this unique project [excerpt].


Arts & Letters: The Magazine Of Potter College At Western Kentucky University, Larry Snyder, Interim Dean, Kelly Scott, Managing Editor Oct 2015

Arts & Letters: The Magazine Of Potter College At Western Kentucky University, Larry Snyder, Interim Dean, Kelly Scott, Managing Editor

PCAL Publications

No abstract provided.


Mdocs Flyer-2015-11-01, Li 113 Oct/Nov Workshops, Jordana Dym Oct 2015

Mdocs Flyer-2015-11-01, Li 113 Oct/Nov Workshops, Jordana Dym

MDOCS Publications

This flyer is a listing of all the workshops offered in the MDOCS/Project VIS lab, LI 113, in October and November 2015.


Friends Of Musselman Library Newsletter Fall 2015, Musselman Library Oct 2015

Friends Of Musselman Library Newsletter Fall 2015, Musselman Library

Friends of Musselman Library Newsletter

From the Dean (Robin Wagner)

Avian Flew! (Peter Morgan)

First-Year Book Group

Library News

Students Help Make History Public (Steven Semmel '16, Andrew Dalton '19)

Student Exhibit Exemplifies Liberal Arts (Rebecca Duffy '16)

Report Cards Reveal More Than Grades

Interview with Lawrence Taylor: Case Map Collection

Research Reflections: Eisenhower's Correspondence (Michael J. Birkner '72)

Musselman Likes Ike

Eisenhower in Focus

Hammann Honored (Louis Hammann '51)

Rare Document on Holocaust

GettDigital: The Beauty of a Book (Rachel Hammer '15)

Focus on Philanthropy: Kimberly Rae Connor '79

Gifts to Musselman Library

Research Help Desk: Different Name, Same Great Service!


Visualizing Abolition: Two Graphic Novels And A Critical Approach To Mass Incarceration For The Composition Classroom, Michael Sutcliffe Sep 2015

Visualizing Abolition: Two Graphic Novels And A Critical Approach To Mass Incarceration For The Composition Classroom, Michael Sutcliffe

SANE journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education

This article outlines two graphic novels and an accompanying activity designed to unpack complicated intersections between racism, poverty, and (d)evolving criminal-legal policy. Over 2 million adults are held in U.S. prison facilities, and several million more are under custodial supervision, and it has become clearly unsustainable. In the last decade, there has been a shift in media conversations about criminality, yet only a few suggest decreasing our reliance upon incarceration. In meaningfully different ways, the two novels trace the development of incarceration from its roots in slavery to its contemporary anti-democratic iteration and offer an underpublicized alternative.

Critical ...


Engaging Many Minds: Nurturing Collaboration In A Steam Context, Mark Dzula Sep 2015

Engaging Many Minds: Nurturing Collaboration In A Steam Context, Mark Dzula

The STEAM Journal

This field note describes a recent interdisciplinary project facilitated by Jeremy Gercke, an art teacher at the Bishop's School in La Jolla, California. The project creates ceramic tile markers for flora around the Bishop's School campus. The markers feature QR codes linking to websites populated with student content, including: drawings, information, and oral histories. In this project, Mr. Gercke synthesizes his interests as an artist; maximizes his social connections to mentors, peers and students; and bridges disciplines to create opportunities for interdisciplinary (STEAM) inquiry.


Mdocs Newsletter-2015-09-01, 2.1, Jordana Dym, Emily Rizzo, Rebecca Stern, Roslyn Wertheimer, Matt Barnes Sep 2015

Mdocs Newsletter-2015-09-01, 2.1, Jordana Dym, Emily Rizzo, Rebecca Stern, Roslyn Wertheimer, Matt Barnes

MDOCS Publications

No abstract provided.


Two Interpretations Of Charity Lamb's Personal Diary, Preston Turner Aug 2015

Two Interpretations Of Charity Lamb's Personal Diary, Preston Turner

The Case of Charity Lamb (2015)

These two interpretations of the imagined diary of Charity Lamb suggest the variety of ways in which historical texts can be read.


Expressionist Art And Drama Before, During, And After The Weimar Republic, Shane Michael Kennedy Aug 2015

Expressionist Art And Drama Before, During, And After The Weimar Republic, Shane Michael Kennedy

Dissertations and Theses

Expressionism was the major literary and art form in Germany beginning in the early 20th century. It flourished before and during World War I and continued to be the dominant art for of the Early Weimar Republic. By 1924, Neue Sachlichkeit replaced Expressionism as the dominant art form in Germany. Many Expressionists claimed they were never truly apart of Expressionism. However, in the periodization and canonization many of these young artists are labeled as Expressionist.

This thesis examines the periodization and canonization of Expression in art, drama, and film and proves that Expressionism began much earlier than scholars believe and ...