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Letterforms As Visual Communication Elements, Tatiana Ribeiro Dec 2019

Letterforms As Visual Communication Elements, Tatiana Ribeiro

Publications and Research

The purpose of this research is to explore the value and objectivity of written language through investigating human perception of letterforms as abstract visual communication elements. While communicating with one another is not unique to humans, and other species have been observed to be able to produce, perceive and learn different forms of communication, the visual aspect of human languages, represented in a an organized system of symbols is uniquely human. Languages, as our primary way of communication, possess an enormous power which is used to create and destroy, unite and divide, facilitate progress and reflect.

This research will attempt ...


Reflection Toolkit: Strategies For Facilitating Reflection In The Classroom, Meghmala Tarafdar, Elizabeth Digiorgio, Alison Cimino, Sebastian Murolo, Miseon Kim, Ilse Schrynemakers Nov 2019

Reflection Toolkit: Strategies For Facilitating Reflection In The Classroom, Meghmala Tarafdar, Elizabeth Digiorgio, Alison Cimino, Sebastian Murolo, Miseon Kim, Ilse Schrynemakers

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This Reflection Toolkit, compiled by the faculty inquiry group (FIG), includes classroom strategies for integrating reflection into one's existing syllabi. The lesson plans highlight how to encourage effective student reflections.The toolkit includes best practices to facilitate reflection in classes across the disciplines in the context of a variety of student-centered activities (including group-work, online learning, and interactive modules).


Typography 1, Muyuan He Aug 2019

Typography 1, Muyuan He

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No abstract provided.


Works In Process - Scholar Edition, Pablo Galindo Aragon, George Garrastegui Jr. May 2019

Works In Process - Scholar Edition, Pablo Galindo Aragon, George Garrastegui Jr.

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The creative field revolves around many professions. Creatives share a lot of common themes that are part of their process. It is with these themes that we establish a more impact way to listen to a podcast. Reviewing and breaking episodes up into chapters can effectively guide a student, aka a Scholar, in their path to establishing a creative career.Some of the most powerful ways to get ahead in the creative field is by networking, and obtaining valuable knowledge from other creatives. Gathering this information and making these connections can be quite the task. Not all young creatives are ...


Penn Station Virtual Reality, Lenny S. Marin May 2019

Penn Station Virtual Reality, Lenny S. Marin

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Penn Station, which is a local hotspot, not only to New Yorkers but for tourists from around the world, serves as a gateway to New York City. The understanding of the original Penn Station and its beauty has been lost to history with the current Penn Station design. No longer does the space welcome you into the city with its grand scale and natural light; instead you arrive at a labyrinth of window less hallways.

Through this research, we look at the possibilities 3d modeling and virtual reality offer in recreating realistic experiences of important buildings. Through the use of ...


Writing About Art, Ana Marjanovic Jan 2019

Writing About Art, Ana Marjanovic

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The course focuses on practice in the styles and forms of expository writing required in the arts. It recommends the readings that acquaint students with standards of good writing about the arts.


In Spite Of You, We Live On: A Commemorative Painting, Goldie Gross Jan 2019

In Spite Of You, We Live On: A Commemorative Painting, Goldie Gross

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This painting is the product of a Yiddish language independent study with Professor Debra Caplan. It depicts a war portrait of Hitler with a stumbling stone inscribed with the words "אויף צו להכעיס דיר לעבן מיר נאך" (in spite of you, we live on) in the center of his face. It is accompanied by an explanation of the painting.


Introduction To Drawing, Panagiotis Mavridis Jan 2019

Introduction To Drawing, Panagiotis Mavridis

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No abstract provided.


Typographic Self Portrait, Jennifer H. Bowles Jan 2019

Typographic Self Portrait, Jennifer H. Bowles

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No abstract provided.


Typography 1: 100 Iterations, Jennifer H. Bowles Jan 2019

Typography 1: 100 Iterations, Jennifer H. Bowles

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No abstract provided.


Short Format Lecture On Media Queries In Web Design, Andrew C. Deck Oct 2018

Short Format Lecture On Media Queries In Web Design, Andrew C. Deck

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Slides for a short-format lecture introducing media queries in Web Design. The slides cover best practices and ways to connect CSS to documents. It covers print and screen media applications for media queries.


Contour Line Self Portrait, Thomas A. Thayer Mr Aug 2018

Contour Line Self Portrait, Thomas A. Thayer Mr

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No abstract provided.


Typography 2, Ina Saltz Apr 2018

Typography 2, Ina Saltz

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No abstract provided.


Design For The Web 2, Annette Weintraub Apr 2018

Design For The Web 2, Annette Weintraub

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Web Design and Development syllabus:

Art 49540 3AD Design for the Web 2

This course builds on a solid a framework in web design to encompass scripting and interactivity, audio, video and animation over the Web and sophisticated data handling and processing. Emerging technologies and languages (HTML5, Javascript, CSS) will also be addressed.


Electronic Design 1, Ina Saltz Apr 2018

Electronic Design 1, Ina Saltz

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No abstract provided.


Ode To The Sea: Art From Guantanamo, Erin L. Thompson, Charles Shields, Paige Laino Feb 2018

Ode To The Sea: Art From Guantanamo, Erin L. Thompson, Charles Shields, Paige Laino

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Exhibition catalogue for “Ode to the Sea: Art from Guantánamo” (October 16, 2017-January 26, 2018, President's Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York). Detainees at the United States military prison camp known as Guantánamo Bay have made art from the time they arrived. The exhibit displays some of these evocative works, made by eight men: four who have since been cleared and released from Guantánamo, and four who remain there. They paint the sea again and again although they cannot reach it. The catalog includes contributions by Trevor Paglen, Solmaz Sharif, Natasha Trethewey, Jericho Brown, and current ...


From College To Careers: Tracking The First Two Years For Graphic Design Graduates, Kathryn Weinstein Jan 2018

From College To Careers: Tracking The First Two Years For Graphic Design Graduates, Kathryn Weinstein

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This article presents the findings of a two-year longitudinal pilot study of one graduating class from an undergraduate graphic design degree program of a New York City public college. Through an initial survey and four subsequent surveys over a two-year period, the study has sought to determine the percentage of graduates who found employment in the field of graphic design, the length of time graduates persisted before exiting the field, and the identification of factors that influenced the ability of these thirty-seven graduates to secure employment as graphic designers. Two years after graduation, the majority (65 percent) of the cohort ...


Graphic Activism: Lesbian Archival Library Display, Shawn(Ta) Smith-Cruz Nov 2017

Graphic Activism: Lesbian Archival Library Display, Shawn(Ta) Smith-Cruz

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This chapter outlines the implementation of Graphic Activism, an exhibition of archival material from the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the oldest and largest lesbian archive in the world, located inside the display cases of the Graduate Center library of the City University of New York. The two-semester-long display stems from an institutional need to showcase material inside of the main library display cases, and the interest of including visual representations of Women's Studies material from the collection as well as those which represent the collection. The chapter discusses collaborative relationships outside of the academic institution, pointing to select challenges when ...


Behar Unites The Arts And Technology., Aldemaro Romero Jr. Jul 2017

Behar Unites The Arts And Technology., Aldemaro Romero Jr.

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“I was always artistically inclined from the time I was small, and I think I was fortunate to have parents who were very supportive of me.” This is how Professor Katherine Behar begins her life story, but she doesn’t claim that her family had no doubts whatsoever. “What I enjoy is doing a lot of different things. This was one of things that my parents were most concerned about, how I was going to find a career where I would be able to do all of the different things that I like doing.”

She has fulfilled her life’s ...


A Handbook Of Early Arabic Kufic Script: Reading, Writing, Calligraphy, Typography, Monograms, S. M. V. Mousavi Jazayeri, Perette E. Michelli, Saad D. Abulhab Jan 2017

A Handbook Of Early Arabic Kufic Script: Reading, Writing, Calligraphy, Typography, Monograms, S. M. V. Mousavi Jazayeri, Perette E. Michelli, Saad D. Abulhab

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A comprehensive textbook of the early Arabic Kufic script, written as a complete reference book for calligraphers, designers, and students of art history and the history of Arabic language and scripts. This beautiful and powerful script was derived from the earlier Hijazi Mashq style of Mecca and Medina, which was invented by early Muslim scribes to record the Quran. Today, the many historical manuscripts displayed in numerous museums around the world can attest to development and evolution of this remarkable and versatile script. Authored by master calligrapher, Mousavi Jazayeri, this book is the first book written in English that is ...


Writing About Art - Sample Papers, Ana Marjanovic, Leslie Epps Jan 2017

Writing About Art - Sample Papers, Ana Marjanovic, Leslie Epps

Open Educational Resources

The sample papers facilitate understanding of the following assignments:

Short Paper #2 (Outline and Final Draft) and

Short Paper #3 (Outline and Final Draft)


An Examination Of "Lookism" In Scholarly Literature, Diana Saiki, Alyssa Dana Dana Adomaitis, Gundlach Jessica Jan 2017

An Examination Of "Lookism" In Scholarly Literature, Diana Saiki, Alyssa Dana Dana Adomaitis, Gundlach Jessica

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Lectores Retratados: Antonio Berni Y Las Visualidades De Lo Impreso En La Cultura Argentina, Fernando Degiovanni Jan 2017

Lectores Retratados: Antonio Berni Y Las Visualidades De Lo Impreso En La Cultura Argentina, Fernando Degiovanni

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Performing Ourselves At The Center, Shawn(Ta) Smith-Cruz Jul 2016

Performing Ourselves At The Center, Shawn(Ta) Smith-Cruz

Publications and Research

This interview sits alongside an extended version edited for Amanda Curreri’s solo exhibition, The Calmest of Us Would be lunatics, which took place from January 21–May 8, 2016, at Rochester Art Center, in Rochester, Minnesota. Curreri dug through the archival collection of the Daughters of Bilitis, the first lesbian organization in the country, and their journal, The ladder, at the Tretter Collection in LGBT Studies at the University of Minnesota. The exhibition is titled after a line in Emily Dickinson’s 1877 letter to Elizabeth Holland which reads, “Had we the first intimation of the Definition of Life ...


Career Opportunities: Connecting Design Students With Industry, M. Genevieve Hitchings Jun 2016

Career Opportunities: Connecting Design Students With Industry, M. Genevieve Hitchings

Publications and Research

Given an era of rapid advances in communications and graphic techniques, students of design need exposure to the hectic, highly competitive world of design – well before their student days are over. Is the design hub of New York a closed circuit among industries led by alumni from private colleges and universities? Are student opportunities and career outcomes significantly different depending on the type of institution they attend, rather than the type of degree they earn? In looking at five design institutions in New York City (New York City College of Technology (CUNY), Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY), Pratt Institute, the ...


Inclusion Is The Key: Promoting Cultural Diversity Through Historic Costume, Alyssa Dana Dana Adomaitis, Diana Saiki Jan 2016

Inclusion Is The Key: Promoting Cultural Diversity Through Historic Costume, Alyssa Dana Dana Adomaitis, Diana Saiki

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Silent Protest And The Art Of Paper Folding: The Golden Venture Paper Sculptures At The Museum Of Chinese In America, Sandra Cheng Jan 2016

Silent Protest And The Art Of Paper Folding: The Golden Venture Paper Sculptures At The Museum Of Chinese In America, Sandra Cheng

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Housed in the Museum of Chinese in America is the Fly to Freedom collection of paper art, which were produced by a traditional folk method of Chinese paper folding. The 123 paper works were created by detainees of the Golden Venture, a freighter used to smuggle undocumented immigrants into the U.S. On the evening of June 6, 1993, the ship ran aground off the Rockaways in New York City and nearly 300 migrants, gaunt from the four-month ordeal at sea, poured out of the cramped windowless hold of the vessel. Several drowned that night, a few escaped, but the ...


Lectores Retratados: Política Visual, Espacio Doméstico Y Discurso De Las Pasiones A Comienzos Del Siglo Xix, Fernando Degiovanni Jan 2016

Lectores Retratados: Política Visual, Espacio Doméstico Y Discurso De Las Pasiones A Comienzos Del Siglo Xix, Fernando Degiovanni

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Exploring The Effect Of Body Appreciation On The Relationship Between Social Networking Site Usage And Body Dissatisfaction, Jennifer Yurchisin, Alyssa Dana Dana Adomaitis, Kim K.P. Johnson, Haesung Whang Jan 2016

Exploring The Effect Of Body Appreciation On The Relationship Between Social Networking Site Usage And Body Dissatisfaction, Jennifer Yurchisin, Alyssa Dana Dana Adomaitis, Kim K.P. Johnson, Haesung Whang

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Developing An Attitudinal Model Of Collaborative Consumption: Moderating Effects Of Consumer Traits And Situational Factors, Alyssa Dana Dana Adomaitis, Caroline Kobia, Diana Saiki Jan 2016

Developing An Attitudinal Model Of Collaborative Consumption: Moderating Effects Of Consumer Traits And Situational Factors, Alyssa Dana Dana Adomaitis, Caroline Kobia, Diana Saiki

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No abstract provided.