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Gaming Art History: A Study Of Game-Based Pedagogy And Its Applications In Art History, David Desouto May 2020

Gaming Art History: A Study Of Game-Based Pedagogy And Its Applications In Art History, David Desouto

Honors Program Theses and Projects

Today, high school and college students are likely to be exposed to famous architecture through video games that feature historical settings before learning about it in an academic setting. Architecture plays a fundamental role in these games, and they often include sites that are relevant to art history. This paper investigates how video games can be used as pedagogical tools in art history. Accurately-replicated historical sites in video games are accessible to audiences who may not be interested otherwise, and scholars suggest that their use in the classroom can enhance students’ understanding and push more advanced material. Drawing from the ...


Gaia Bioplastics: A Design Exploration Of Bioplastics Through A Brand Campaign, Kelsey Long May 2020

Gaia Bioplastics: A Design Exploration Of Bioplastics Through A Brand Campaign, Kelsey Long

Honors Program Theses and Projects

The world is drowning in petroleum-based plastics. Plastics and their byproducts have created an environmental crisis by polluting our oceans and negatively affecting human health and diverse ecosystems around the world. Alternative bioplastics sourced from plants, especially hemp, seaweed, and lignin (organic polymers in wood and bark), offer promising solutions. Still, bioplastics currently make up only one percent of the global plastics market. My undergraduate scholarship in Graphic Design aims to build a consumer awareness campaign of bioplastics and promote their viability through branding, logos, and advertising designs. Based on research into hemp, seaweed, and lignin-sourced bioplastics, I have developed ...


Editor's Notebook: Being Toddy, Sarah Wiggins Apr 2020

Editor's Notebook: Being Toddy, Sarah Wiggins

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Ridged Pots: A Studio Investigation, R. Preston Saunders Apr 2020

Ridged Pots: A Studio Investigation, R. Preston Saunders

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


On The Cover: Artist’S Statement For A Glimpse Of Motherhood Jan 2020

On The Cover: Artist’S Statement For A Glimpse Of Motherhood

The Graduate Review

No abstract provided.


Re/Vision: An Artistic Exploration Of The Fallacy Of Memory, Emma Johansen-Hewitt May 2019

Re/Vision: An Artistic Exploration Of The Fallacy Of Memory, Emma Johansen-Hewitt

Honors Program Theses and Projects

What does life look like? If you had to condense your life into a series of words, what would they say? What about objects; what would they be? What do we keep with us, and why do we keep it? What do we document and catalog throughout our lives? What does memory look like? How are our memories connected to this documentation, and what happens when we leave a space in which so many of our memories lived? Re/Vision is a body of work created over the span 10 months that explores the idea of memory, and the fallacy ...


Bauhausian Rhapsody 4.0: Mein Erbe, (My Heritage And Legacy) Design Thinking And Creativity In The Spirit Of The Bauhaus, Jill Lengel May 2019

Bauhausian Rhapsody 4.0: Mein Erbe, (My Heritage And Legacy) Design Thinking And Creativity In The Spirit Of The Bauhaus, Jill Lengel

Honors Program Theses and Projects

This honors thesis is a continued exploration of my Adrian Tinsley Program Summer Grant titled “Bauhausian Rhapsody, Uncle Chester went to Cambridge: An Adventure with Walter Gropius and The Architects Collaborative”. The Bauhaus was a school in Germany created in 1919, which for the first-time combined art education with applied arts and new technology. Today’s maker movement, and makerspaces, follow through with that idea and encourage creative problem solving, design thinking, craftsmanship, and technology. My ATP summer research focused on my great-uncle Chester Nagel, an architect who studied under Walter Gropius at Harvard from 1939-1940, and later became a ...


“Global” On The Rose Kennedy Greenway, Margaret Bellafiore Apr 2019

“Global” On The Rose Kennedy Greenway, Margaret Bellafiore

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


On The Cover: Artist’S Statement For Bury The Past, Rob Us Blind, Ryan Mehigan Jan 2019

On The Cover: Artist’S Statement For Bury The Past, Rob Us Blind, Ryan Mehigan

The Graduate Review

No abstract provided.


Installation Of This Light Is Not My Own, Ryan Mehigan Jan 2019

Installation Of This Light Is Not My Own, Ryan Mehigan

The Graduate Review

No abstract provided.


High Resolution Graphics, Ryan Mehigan Jan 2019

High Resolution Graphics, Ryan Mehigan

The Graduate Review

No abstract provided.


Horse And Carriage, Ryan Mehigan Jan 2019

Horse And Carriage, Ryan Mehigan

The Graduate Review

No abstract provided.


You’Re Killing Me, Smalls, Ryan Mehigan Dec 2018

You’Re Killing Me, Smalls, Ryan Mehigan

The Graduate Review

No abstract provided.


Cultural Combinations In Japanese Art: The False Dichotomy Of Buddhism And Shintō, Danae Reaves-Bey Browne May 2018

Cultural Combinations In Japanese Art: The False Dichotomy Of Buddhism And Shintō, Danae Reaves-Bey Browne

Honors Program Theses and Projects

In the latter half of the nineteenth century, the Meiji regime (1868-1912) of Japan declared a mandatory separation of indigenous deities from Buddhist figures. The Meiji government sought to use indigenous rituals, instead of Buddhist rituals, to legitimize its power. It thus codified these beliefs as a national religion, today referred to as Shintō (神道), to emphasize their autonomy. Yet, in spite of its efforts to isolate these beliefs from all others, Japanese spirituality still bears traces of “extra-cultural” religious ideas. This is the result of a long history of religious syncretism (hybridity) in the region. An understanding of the ...


Art Created By Women In Response To Social Change: A Study Of Women’S Identity From The Twentieth Century To The Present, Kathleen Carroll May 2018

Art Created By Women In Response To Social Change: A Study Of Women’S Identity From The Twentieth Century To The Present, Kathleen Carroll

Honors Program Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


This Light Is Not My Own: Détournement, Authorial Intent, And Activated Spectatorship In Visual Art, Ryan Mehigan Jan 2018

This Light Is Not My Own: Détournement, Authorial Intent, And Activated Spectatorship In Visual Art, Ryan Mehigan

Master’s Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


Ceramic Vessel: All Blue Binary, Brenda Roveda Jan 2018

Ceramic Vessel: All Blue Binary, Brenda Roveda

The Graduate Review

No abstract provided.


Ceramic Vessel: Blue Binary 1, Brenda Roveda Jan 2018

Ceramic Vessel: Blue Binary 1, Brenda Roveda

The Graduate Review

No abstract provided.


Ceramic Vessel: Color Binary, Brenda Roveda Jan 2018

Ceramic Vessel: Color Binary, Brenda Roveda

The Graduate Review

No abstract provided.


Ceramic Vessel: Connected Ii, Brenda Roveda Jan 2018

Ceramic Vessel: Connected Ii, Brenda Roveda

The Graduate Review

No abstract provided.


The Bridge, Volume 15, 2018, Bridgewater State University Jan 2018

The Bridge, Volume 15, 2018, Bridgewater State University

the bridge

Editor-in-Chief: Mialise Carney

Managing Editor: Alex Everette

Lead Designer: Cady Parker

Editors:
Sydney Cabral
Jake Camara
Christina Carter
Care DeSouza
Gabriel Hazeldine
Parker Jones
Karina Lagstrom
Alexandria Machado
Emily Melo-Coppinger
Katie McPherson
Joe Near
Harrison Ryan
Soraya Santos
Treina Santos
John Wilson

Faculty Advisor: Evan Dardano

Graduate Assistant: Jill Boger

Consultant: Cheryl Sirois, Design


On The Cover: Artist’S Statement For B-Phone, Brenda Roveda Jan 2018

On The Cover: Artist’S Statement For B-Phone, Brenda Roveda

The Graduate Review

No abstract provided.


Connected: An Artist’S Investigation Into Digital Communication, Brenda Roveda Jan 2018

Connected: An Artist’S Investigation Into Digital Communication, Brenda Roveda

Master’s Theses and Projects

The purpose of my thesis was to develop a body of utilitarian ceramic pottery, which examines the internal conflict I have with digital communication and its impact on social interactions. I draw inspiration from historic ceramic artworks for my wheel-thrown and hand-built forms. My traditionally inspired utilitarian forms are ornamented with surface decorations that represent contemporary symbols of the digital age. By doing this I intend to create artworks that allow the viewer to contemplate the evolution of human communication and their own reliance on technological devices.

My studio investigations incorporate scholarly research of historic artworks and time periods combined ...


Inside Front Cover: Waiting For The King, Betsy Scarbrough May 2017

Inside Front Cover: Waiting For The King, Betsy Scarbrough

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Moving Sculpture, A Fusion Of Art And Mechanics, Sarah Newton Apr 2017

Moving Sculpture, A Fusion Of Art And Mechanics, Sarah Newton

Honors Program Theses and Projects

My thesis project explores the combination of visual aesthetics and complex mechanics through the creation of a functioning wind turbine sculpture primarily constructed from found materials, both natural and man-made. The sculpture functions as a basic wind turbine using a treadmill motor as a generator. It symbolizes nature through the diverse textures and natural colors of the found materials it is composed of. Research was conducted through studying many versions of wind turbines built by amateurs online and reading texts about creating homemade wind power such as “Homebrew Wind Power” by Dan Bartmann & Dan Fink. The purpose of the sculpture ...


A Portrait Of Mental Illness: Artist Notebook Ii, Kristin Donato Jan 2017

A Portrait Of Mental Illness: Artist Notebook Ii, Kristin Donato

The Graduate Review

This body of artwork uses 3D forms to visualize the impact of mental illness. Altered forms of cast heads and personal stories depicted through artist books examines how mental illness affects those suffering from an illness, as well as those acting as support systems.


A Portrait Of Mental Illness: Cast Ceramic And Plastic Heads, Kristin Donato Jan 2017

A Portrait Of Mental Illness: Cast Ceramic And Plastic Heads, Kristin Donato

The Graduate Review

This body of artwork uses 3D forms to visualize the impact of mental illness. Altered forms of cast heads and personal stories depicted through artist books examines how mental illness affects those suffering from an illness, as well as those acting as support systems.


On The Cover: Artist's Statement For Portrait Of Mental Illness, Kristin Donato Jan 2017

On The Cover: Artist's Statement For Portrait Of Mental Illness, Kristin Donato

The Graduate Review

This body of artwork uses 3D forms to visualize the impact of mental illness. Altered forms of cast heads and personal stories depicted through artist books examines how mental illness affects those suffering from an illness, as well as those acting as support systems.


A Portrait Of Mental Illness: Artist Notebook I, Kristin Donato Jan 2017

A Portrait Of Mental Illness: Artist Notebook I, Kristin Donato

The Graduate Review

This body of artwork uses 3D forms to visualize the impact of mental illness. Altered forms of cast heads and personal stories depicted through artist books examines how mental illness affects those suffering from an illness, as well as those acting as support systems.


The Bridge, Volume 14, 2017, Bridgewater State University Jan 2017

The Bridge, Volume 14, 2017, Bridgewater State University

the bridge

Editor-in-Chief:
Allie Briggs

Editors:
Katherine Nazzaro
Medjine Tercy
Alexandria Machado
Alyssa McLellan
Rupert Simpson
Parker Jones
Mialise Carney

Faculty Advisors:
Katy Whittingham
Evan Dardano

Graduate Consultant:
Jill Boger

Design Consultant:
Cheryl Sirois

Student Consultants:
Kelsey Leuenberger
Stephanie Janeczek
Claire Alexander