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The Manchurian Candidate Narrative: The Need For Balance And A Counter Narrative, Patrick E. Hardin Jun 2016

The Manchurian Candidate Narrative: The Need For Balance And A Counter Narrative, Patrick E. Hardin

MAIS Projects and Theses

Contemporary American media commonly misrepresents violence committed by veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as common place. The reasons for PTSD-related violence are complex, and representations of it in popular media contribute to the stigmatization and fear of veterans with PTSD in both the civilian and military populations. This project rationale is the presentation of a counter narrative to these dominant cultural narratives in the form of a web comic, titled Binary. Binary is the story of Derek Anderson which shows how deeply PTSD changes the lives of sufferers. Despite his disabled status and less-than-ideal living circumstances, Derek is ...


Mourning Wave: Grieving The Loss Of The Natural Environment, Kayla Stewart Jun 2015

Mourning Wave: Grieving The Loss Of The Natural Environment, Kayla Stewart

MAIS Projects and Theses

Informed and inspired by the sudden passing of my uncle, Mourning Wave is a physical manifestation of my own experience with grief as it relates to the natural environment. My own personal grief opened the door to experiencing collective grief. Constructed as a wave-shaped altar composed of discarded plastic, Mourning Wave aims to highlight the role of oceanic plastic debris in relation to the damage being done to the environment by humans. The wave is painted black, a traditional color of mourning. Colorful discarded plastic lies within the crest of the wave. This debris was collected several times as a ...