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Positive Design: A Positive Psychology Workout For Design Thinkers, Kathryn S. Wessling Aug 2018

Positive Design: A Positive Psychology Workout For Design Thinkers, Kathryn S. Wessling

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Design Thinking is a creative process of innovation which is motivated by the empathic understanding of the person for whom the innovation is it intended to serve (i.e., the user). While the intention is to enhance the wellbeing of the user, it is likely that the process improves the wellbeing of those doing the innovating (i.e., the designer). While empirical research has yet to statistically test this hypothesis, evidence from positive psychology, the science of human thriving, provides insights into how this is possible. With the primary emphasis on the designer’s wellbeing, greater flourishing occurs within the ...


"Itfannan": The Case For A Public Art Committee In The City Of Amman, Zein Zu'bi May 2018

"Itfannan": The Case For A Public Art Committee In The City Of Amman, Zein Zu'bi

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

Los seres humanos somos por naturaleza artistas, por ende, el origen del arte comienza con el origen de la humanidad. No cabe una duda que el arte es importante en la sociedad. Una sociedad privilegiada con una infraestructura de arte bien desarrollada – la cual le ofrece a la gente la oportunidad de visitar museos, galerías, exposiciones, instalaciones publicas (tanto permanentes como temporales), y participar en programas de arte – se ve más dispuesta a expresarse, y a exponerse a nuevas ideas y a escuchar las de los otros.

Seria un crimen negarles a los individuos de una sociedad la oportunidad de ...


21st Century Chinese Art Market Boom, Ayca Deniz Ergin Jan 2018

21st Century Chinese Art Market Boom, Ayca Deniz Ergin

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

This research paper provides a detailed analysis of how China has become the fastest growing art market around the world. How did the economic development in China led the country to the top in recent years, in contrast to its Western competitors? What is China’s role in the global art market scene? What changes have been made, in a socialist system, to accommodate foreign investors and what future changes should be made to sustain its growth?

Through focusing on the correlation between economic growth and art market expansions, this research develops the relationship through referencing various quantitative and qualitative ...


Understanding Public School Accountability Report Design, Michael Moore Jan 2017

Understanding Public School Accountability Report Design, Michael Moore

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

From the passing of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) through to the signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), all states receiving federal funds must have been required to publicly report on the quality of their schools. In this article, I look at the role of these reports in the broader system of public school accountability, specifically working to untangle the complex interaction between content and form. Drawing on an interdisciplinary body of work in education policy and data visualization and design, I argue that these reports – and more importantly, their visual design – serve as a lynchpin of contemporary ...


Gallery 404, Sofia Amalia Lund May 2016

Gallery 404, Sofia Amalia Lund

Undergraduate Humanities Forum 2015-2016: Sex

404 is an experimental gallery and home. The project explores the possibilities of alternate, more intimate spaces for art and dialogue. 404 is not interested in inaccessible, material art work. In these next few months, 404 will be exploring installation, performance, and instructional-based art work. The space was inspired by Hans Ulrich Obrist’s 1993 show "do it." Our first installation is What to do When You Meet Rihanna by Zenobia R., a space that revolves around the artist’s sexuality and her self. Through Rihanna, instructional art, and radical self-love, Zenobia constructs a heterotopia, i.e., an anti-hegemonic site ...


Information In Environmental Architecture: Ecological Network Analysis And New Indices Of Building Performance, Hwang Yi Jan 2016

Information In Environmental Architecture: Ecological Network Analysis And New Indices Of Building Performance, Hwang Yi

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This dissertation suggests a new framework and indices of building performance evaluation based on an eco-systemic approach. The energy-efficient building construction and operation are important to achieve sustainability. Nevertheless, efficiency does not fully account for the building’s complex environmental phenomena in which nature, art, and human living are inseparably involved. In particular, increasing efficiency cannot clearly associate the robustness and stability of the building’s internal energetic organization (and trade-offs between energy efficiency and material use) with building form and occupant behavior. The purpose of this study is to argue that environmental information content is a substantial source to ...


Environmental Art: A Study Of Psychology And Activism, Leah Davidson May 2015

Environmental Art: A Study Of Psychology And Activism, Leah Davidson

Undergraduate Humanities Forum 2014-2015: Color

Environmental art can reinterpret natural processes, generate awareness about environmental problems, restore damaged ecosystems, and convey the power and beauty of nature and wildlife. The purpose of this project is to investigate the symbolism of color in environmental art and photography and its relationship to human psychology. To survey the field of environmental art, I visited galleries and interviewed artists in the field, with the purpose of analyzing 50 significant pieces of art that represent a variety of genres, colors, and cultural heritages. The final project will analyze the future potential of art as a tool for social change and ...


Deane Galloway Keller 1940-2005, William B. Keller Jan 2015

Deane Galloway Keller 1940-2005, William B. Keller

Scholarship at Penn Libraries

No abstract provided.


Food Labeling And Eco-Friendly Consumption: Experimental Evidence From A Belgian Supermarket, Pieter Vlaeminck, Ting Jiang, Liesbet Vranken Dec 2014

Food Labeling And Eco-Friendly Consumption: Experimental Evidence From A Belgian Supermarket, Pieter Vlaeminck, Ting Jiang, Liesbet Vranken

Behavioral Ethics Lab

Using an incentive-compatible framed field experiment, we investigate whether consumers' food consumption is more eco-friendly when the information about a product's environmental impact is more easily accessible. Through an online survey, we identify a food label that is perceived to be the most easily accessible for assessing a product's eco-friendliness among six alternatives. These alternatives vary on multiple dimensions, including whether a standardized score of the overall environmental impact is added. This new food label is subsequently tested in an experimental food market embedded in a Belgian supermarket. We find that the presence of the new label that ...


Early Taishō Japanese Juvenile Pocket Fiction: Tatsukawa Bunko And Its Imitators, Michael P. Williams Aug 2014

Early Taishō Japanese Juvenile Pocket Fiction: Tatsukawa Bunko And Its Imitators, Michael P. Williams

Unique at Penn

Essay on the Penn Libraries' collection of juvenile pocket fiction (bunkobon) published in Japan in the Taishō period (1912-1926), centered around the most famous of these series, Tatsukawa Bunko (also known as Tachikawa Bunko). Explores the origins of this genre, the connection of Sarutobi Sasuke—this series's most famous protagonist,—to the birth of popular ninja culture, and the literary divides between Tokyo and Osaka as seen through the content of their respective juvenile series.


Magic At The Movies: Positive Psychology For Children, Adolescents And Families, Linda Jones Rufer Md Aug 2014

Magic At The Movies: Positive Psychology For Children, Adolescents And Families, Linda Jones Rufer Md

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Children learn in part from what they see and hear, whether modeling parents’ or peers’ behavior, reading books, or viewing movies. Parents and their children share the same and often unspoken goal—to live “the good life”—in a state of well-being. Character strengths are foundational to well-being, and movies are a rich source with which to build character strengths and hence flourishing. However, even though movies are considered efficacious (and more rigorous studies are needed), there are minimal resources for parents on how to use this powerful tool with their children and teenagers. Movies are presented here as an ...


“Comfort Women Wanted”: Uncovering Violent Past And Entering New Age Of Activism Through Visual Language, Yae-Jin Ha May 2014

“Comfort Women Wanted”: Uncovering Violent Past And Entering New Age Of Activism Through Visual Language, Yae-Jin Ha

Undergraduate Humanities Forum 2013-2014: Violence

During the Japanese occupation of Korea in the early 1900s, approximately 200,000 young Korean women were coerced into serving as sex slaves for the Japanese soldiers. Known as comfort women, much of their existence and stories was obscured until recently. With only 55 of these women still surviving, the need to raise awareness of their experience has never been greater. What role has art played in this effort, and how has it been used to create a discourse between older and newer generations, as a physical evidence of their emotional scars, and as a healing mechanism? In addition, what ...


God Is The Best Guardian: Islamic Talismanic Shirts From The Gunpowder Empires, Rose Evelyn Muravchick Jan 2014

God Is The Best Guardian: Islamic Talismanic Shirts From The Gunpowder Empires, Rose Evelyn Muravchick

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Islamic talismanic shirts are fragile and highly ornamented textiles that feature Qur'anic text, magic squares, and other complex design elements common to talismanic objects of smaller, more portable form. The way in which these garments invoke the human body and thus differ from other talismans is of primary importance in understanding their creation and potential use. This study is based on data from over 80 Islamic talismanic shirts that is used to support a fuller articulation of the sartorial systems of robing common to the Ottoman and South Asian worlds within which they circulated. Two of these systems, the ...


Bombing, Tagging, Writing: An Analysis Of The Significance Of Graffiti And Street Art, Lindsay Bates Jan 2014

Bombing, Tagging, Writing: An Analysis Of The Significance Of Graffiti And Street Art, Lindsay Bates

Theses (Historic Preservation)

A first look upon a well-contrived piece of graffiti or street art may inspire feelings of surprise, delight, and amusement, but the connection between graffiti and cultural heritage might be more difficult to perceive. Conventionally, graffiti was synonymous with vandalism, associated with a subculture that needed to be extinguished immediately. However, with the works of such artists as Basquiat, Keith Haring, Banksy, Steve Powers, and the like, graffiti began to be recognized as something more than crime – something with far more value, something that could reach beyond the walls of a gallery. Indeed, this subculture has since proliferated exponentially, and ...


Furious Acts: Aids And The Arts Of Activism, 1981-1996, Joshua J. Herren Apr 2013

Furious Acts: Aids And The Arts Of Activism, 1981-1996, Joshua J. Herren

Undergraduate Humanities Forum 2012-2013: Peripheries

In "Furious Acts," I explore the different ways in which art and artistic production were used in AIDS activism between 1980 and 1996 by such artistic and activist organizations as ACT-UP, the Radical Faeries, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Gran Fury, the NAMES Project, and the Gay Men's Health Crisis. My project is organized thematically to understand how artistic practice influenced collective identity, safer sex education, and the role of mourning in AIDS activism. I also examine how different artistic media (video, photography, performance, craft) were used for unique purposes and audiences. Ultimately, I aim to show that the ...


Positive Media: An Introductory Exploration, Meghan B. Keener Aug 2012

Positive Media: An Introductory Exploration, Meghan B. Keener

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Media has become an increasingly large part of our lives, and therefore plays a crucial role in our well-being. Positive psychology, the science of well-being, can be complemented through the new potentialities of media, which in many ways also seeks to improve the human experience. I create the context for a new dialogue about what "positive media" might be. By adopting a positive lens and discussing exemplars in different formats, this paper explores the ways media effectively incorporates elements of well-being. Through this positive approach, we gain an appreciation for what media does well. The paper also recommends ways that ...


Animation, Abstraction, Sampling: Kota Ezawa In Conversation With Karen Beckman, Karen Beckman May 2012

Animation, Abstraction, Sampling: Kota Ezawa In Conversation With Karen Beckman, Karen Beckman

Departmental Papers (History of Art)

Kota Ezawa

Kota Ezawa is a Japanese-German artist currently based in San Francisco. He re-creates, frame by frame, animated sequences from television, cinema, and art history using basic digital drawing and animation software. He has had solo exhibitions at venues that include The Box, Wexner Center for the Arts; Hayward Gallery, London; the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford; and the Santa Monica Museum of Art.

in Conversation with Karen Beckman

Karen Beckman is the Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Professor of Cinema and Modern Media and interim chair of the Department of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania. She is ...


Architectures Of The Text: An Inquiry Into The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, David Mcknight, William Keller, Eric Pumroy, John Dixon Hunt, Lynne Farrington, Victoria Kirkham, Ann Moyer, Ian White, Chris Nygren, Larry Silver, Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto, David Leatherbarrow Feb 2012

Architectures Of The Text: An Inquiry Into The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, David Mcknight, William Keller, Eric Pumroy, John Dixon Hunt, Lynne Farrington, Victoria Kirkham, Ann Moyer, Ian White, Chris Nygren, Larry Silver, Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto, David Leatherbarrow

Public Programs, Exhibition Lectures, and Symposia

Architectures of the Text: An Inquiry Into the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili A symposium to celebrate the acquisition of the second edition of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (1545) by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. Website

To download podcasts of the lectures, select the additional files below. Files in .mp4 format include images; files in .mp3 format are audio only. To download the symposium program, select download button at right.

In April 2011, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries acquired a copy of the uncommon second edition of Francesco Colonna’s Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (Venice 1545). Since the appearance of the first edition in 1499, the ...


Nancy As A Center Of Art Nouveau Architecture, 1895-1914, Peter Clericuzio Dec 2011

Nancy As A Center Of Art Nouveau Architecture, 1895-1914, Peter Clericuzio

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

The small city of Nancy, France, is arguably the center where Art Nouveau architecture had the most lasting impact. Nancy’s Art Nouveau was a divergent form of modernity that was defined by regionalism and a distinct sense of place, which its proponents championed as the key elements of an authentic architecture, allowing Nancy to challenge Paris as the dominant French artistic center in the two decades before World War I.

Most of Nancy’s architects were graduates of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and grounded in the language of classicism and its associated professional standards. Much of Nancy ...


From Coach To Positive Psychology Coach, Peter L. Berridge Mr. Aug 2011

From Coach To Positive Psychology Coach, Peter L. Berridge Mr.

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

The success of positive psychology interventions and visual learning methods combined with the growing field of executive coaching provides rich opportunity to develop potentially transformative positive coaching methods. My hypothesis is that it is possible to become a deeper coach helping clients to achieve improved outcomes by understanding effective coaching methods and identifying a few specific vehicles of constructive engagement (positive interventions), developing depth and expertise as a coach in these areas, and applying these with supporting visuals to coaching engagements. This paper includes a literature review of pertinent positive psychology, coaching and visual learning research. Also, I gather a ...


Introduction: Audio/Visual, Mara Mills, John Tresch May 2011

Introduction: Audio/Visual, Mara Mills, John Tresch

Departmental Papers (HSS)

“A/V” seems to belong to the always-already obsolete. Even at the height of the craze for “audiovisual aids” in the mid-twentieth century, its association with the humble schoolroom and the “A/V geek” gave the acronym an air of the outmoded. Overtaken, in quick succession, by “multimedia” and “new media” at the end of the century, the audiovisual seems all the more rudimentary, remedial rather than remediated, or simply a minor component of larger media systems.


Leaves That Sway: Gold Xianbei Cap Ornaments From Northeast China, Sarah Laursen May 2011

Leaves That Sway: Gold Xianbei Cap Ornaments From Northeast China, Sarah Laursen

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Over the last fifty years, rich finds of gold objects have been uncovered in China’s northeastern Liaoning province. These tombs belonged to a tribe of steppe nomads called the Murong Xianbei who settled north of the Great Wall during the Han dynasty and established a succession of short-lived states called Yan that ruled parts of Northeast Asia during the third to fifth centuries CE. Until now, the history of the Murong and the rapidly emerging field of Murong archaeology have been published almost exclusively in Chinese. This dissertation seeks to rectify the lack of Western scholarship about this unique ...


Broadband Adoption And Content Consumption, Lorin M. Hitt, Prasanna B Tambe Oct 2007

Broadband Adoption And Content Consumption, Lorin M. Hitt, Prasanna B Tambe

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

We explore how broadband access drives changes in the quantity and diversity of consumption of online content by using panel data that describes household Internet usage before and after broadband adoption. Our data suggests that on average, broadband adoption increases usage by over 1300 min per month. We also find that information consumption becomes more evenly distributed within the population, driven in part by post-adoption usage gains of almost 1800 min per month among individuals who were in the lowest usage quintile before adopting broadband. After adopting broadband, this pre-adoption lowest-usage quintile consumes content in greater quantities than users in ...


Exploration, Karl T. Ulrich Aug 2006

Exploration, Karl T. Ulrich

Management Papers

No abstract provided.


Variety, Karl T. Ulrich Mar 2006

Variety, Karl T. Ulrich

Management Papers

No abstract provided.


The Philosophy Of The Face And 20th Century Literature And Art, Bernard J. Rhie Jan 2005

The Philosophy Of The Face And 20th Century Literature And Art, Bernard J. Rhie

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This dissertation explores the importance of the human face in modern literature, philosophy, and art. "Meaning is a physiognomy," wrote Wittgenstein--quite literally, if somewhat cryptically--in the Philosophical Investigations. My project takes this remark seriously and begins, in chapters one and two, by reading Wittgenstein's discussion of aspect-seeing alongside recent work in cognitive science and the philosophy of mind in order to explain how we perceive mentality in the appearance of a human face. I then trace the surprising ways in which our ability to understand facial expressions informs not only the way we understand language, but also other minds ...


On Pattern-Directed Search Of Archives And Collections, Garett Dworman, Steven. O. Kimbrough, Chuck Patch Jan 2000

On Pattern-Directed Search Of Archives And Collections, Garett Dworman, Steven. O. Kimbrough, Chuck Patch

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

This article begins by presenting and discussing the distinction between record-oriented and pattern-oriented search. Examples of record-oriented (or item-oriented) questions include: “What (or how many, etc.) glass items made prior to 100 A.D. do we have in our collection?” and “How many paintings featuring dogs do we have that were painted during the 19th century, and who painted them?” Standard database systems are well suited to answering such questions, based on the data in, for example, a collections management system. Examples of pattern-oriented questions include: “How does the (apparent) production of glass objects vary over time between 400 B ...