Comic Books, Satire, And The American Police State: Lessons From The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, 2021 University of Dayton
Comic Books, Satire, And The American Police State: Lessons From The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, Jamie Michaels
Conference: The Social Practice of Human Rights
In the spirit of the #DefundThePolice and #BlackLivesMatter movements, protestors in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) declared sovereignty over 5½ city blocks. Emboldened by the potential for mass mobilization enabled by the COVID-19 pandemic protestors attempted to establish a racially egalitarian society that would exist without the police, the traditional enforcement mechanism of the white supremacist American state.
This paper explores how Alex Graham’s Dog Biscuits (2021) and Simon Hanselmann’s, Crisis Zone (2021) portray the ways CHAZ protestors utilized absurdity in the face of extreme violence to enact indiffernation—a unique affect comprised of indifference and ...
The Emergence Of Esport During Covid-19: How Sim Racing Replaced Live Motorsport In 2020, 2021 University of New Hampshire
The Emergence Of Esport During Covid-19: How Sim Racing Replaced Live Motorsport In 2020, Elizabeth Sv Tudor
Journal of Motorsport Culture & History
No abstract provided.
‘Roads?! Where We’Re Going, We Don’T’ Need, Roads’: Framing Online Sim Racing During Covid-19 By Motorsport Forum Participants, 2021 University of New Hampshire
‘Roads?! Where We’Re Going, We Don’T’ Need, Roads’: Framing Online Sim Racing During Covid-19 By Motorsport Forum Participants, Timothy Robeers
Journal of Motorsport Culture & History
No abstract provided.
Generation Z And Crispr: Measuring Information Processing Using Animated Infographics, 2021 University of Georgia
Generation Z And Crispr: Measuring Information Processing Using Animated Infographics, Maria A. Martinez, Jessica Holt, Alexa Lamm, Abigail Borron
Journal of Applied Communications
CRISPR gene-editing technology, as it relates to food, has the potential to revolutionize the agricultural industry. Currently, 40% of global consumers are categorized as Generation Z. Gen Zer’s are digital natives and use Instagram to discover new products; therefore, it is important to understand the most effective communications strategies to engage this segment of consumers with scientific information that will allow for informed decision-making regarding CRISPR technology. Infographics are a form of data visualization that can be used in a static or animated form. Previous studies have shown animated infographics to garner greater attention from respondents. Using the Heuristic-Systematic ...
Informational Signage Increases Awareness Of A Rattlesnake In A Canadian Urban Park System, 2021 Wildlife Preservation Canada
Informational Signage Increases Awareness Of A Rattlesnake In A Canadian Urban Park System, Jonathan D. Choquette, Alexis V. Hand
Human–snake conflict results in negative outcomes for people and snakes, and if left unmanaged, could undermine conservation efforts. One approach to managing conflict between people and snakes is to use signage to inform members of the public on the presence of venomous snakes and measures to prevent snakebites. To be an effective tool, however, signs must first be noticed, then read and understood by the target audience. As part of conservation efforts targeting eastern massasauga rattlesnakes (Sistrurus catenatus) in southwestern Ontario, Canada, we tested the effectiveness of signage at increasing awareness of its presence, status and threats, and snakebite ...
Designing A Replication Study In Kinesiology: Lessons From The Field, 2021 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Designing A Replication Study In Kinesiology: Lessons From The Field, Ruben A. Montoya Vega, Regina F. Hockert, Emma L. Cutner, Jafra D. Thomas
Kinesiology and Public Health
The submitted presentation material summarizes a project presented at the 2021 Cal Poly Virtual BEACoN Symposium. The title of the project which the presentation is based is, “Towards Equitable Communication: Explorations to Guide Knowledge Translation in Kinesiology.” The uploaded file document presents the presentation abstract, student testimony, as well as suggested citations for individual aspects of the presentation material. Please follow the social media profiles of the faculty mentor to the project, Dr. Thomas, for timely project updates. You may find related work from this lab group published to Cal Poly Digital Commons under the Kinesiology and Public Health section ...
Are Kinesiologists Ready To Communicate? Merits Of A Practicum Course On Plain Language Communication, 2021 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Are Kinesiologists Ready To Communicate? Merits Of A Practicum Course On Plain Language Communication, Jafra D. Thomas, Cameron N. Christopher, Winston Kennedy, Bradley J. Cardinal, Caroline N. Smith
Kinesiology and Public Health
The submitted presentation material summarizes a project presented at the 2021 American College of Sports Medicine Virtual Annual Meeting and World Congress on Exercise is Medicine®. The project which the presentation is based on is titled, “Towards Knowledge Translation in Kinesiology: Investigating Barriers and Identifying Opportunities - Part 1.” The uploaded documents consist of the following material: (a) the presentation abstract, and (b) a copy of the e-poster presented at the virtual event. Please follow the social media profiles of Dr. Jafrā Thomas, for timely project updates (e.g., ResearchGate dot net and GoogleScholar dot com). You may find related work ...
Training Novices To Evaluate The Quality Of Physical Activity Promotion Material: Results Of A Pilot Study, 2021 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Training Novices To Evaluate The Quality Of Physical Activity Promotion Material: Results Of A Pilot Study, Ethan N. Tse, Savannah A. Longoria, Cameron N. Christopher, Jafra D. Thomas
Kinesiology and Public Health
The credibility and usability of lay physical activity promotion material are a persistent problem (Thomas & Cardinal, 2020, TJACM). These quality issues deter the material in promoting health literacy, a major predictor of prevention-oriented health behaviors (e.g., regular exercise, U.S. National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy). Few studies, however, have evaluated the quality of lay material over time (Thomas et al., 2018, Quest). PURPOSE: In order to conduct a repeated-measures study of the quality of physical activity promotion web articles for lay adults, one experienced researcher (JDT) trained undergraduates on how to use the Suitability Assessment of Materials (SAM) protocol (Doak et al., 1996). METHODS: An adapted version of the SAM protocol was used (Thomas & Cardinal, 2020, Quest). Three undergraduates were part of the pilot project (ENT, SAL, CNC; Feb.-Aug. 2020). Each was introduced to the protocol and practiced its methods using six web articles that were written in English and not used in the longitudinal study. Coding by ENT was compared to JDT for analytic purposes; ENT was pre-assigned to evaluate material for the longitudinal study. Per Krippendorff’s alpha and intraclass coefficient measures, ENT showed acceptable between/within coder agreement during the training phase. Jul.-Aug. 2020, ENT then tested his skills further using a random subset of 16 unique web ...
Visual Messages Of Conflict Reporting On Twitter: Visual Frames And Ethical Standards, 2021 American University in Cairo
Visual Messages Of Conflict Reporting On Twitter: Visual Frames And Ethical Standards, Hasan Karademir
Theses and Dissertations
This comparative study employs the theoretical frameworks of framing and hierarchy of influences model to analyze the ethical forces affecting journalists on Twitter and simultaneously their visual frames constructed in their images on Twitter. It investigates the portrayal of the Yemen conflict in the personal Twitter accounts of Yemeni journalists who were affiliated with the United States (US) and Qatari news organizations. Several studies have pointed out the graphic war coverage of Arab news organizations whereas scholars argue that US news organizations provide sanitized coverage on war zones (Johnson & Fahmy, 2007; Silcock, Schwalbe, & Keith, 2008; Karniel, Lavie-Dinur, & Azran, 2014). This study makes an important ...
Spring 2021, 2021 DePaul University
Dean's Letter: Education in a Time of Pandemic; A Talk with a Journalism Legend; The Virtual College of Communication; Walking the Talk: Internships provide students with the experience they need to stand out in the job market; Dispatches from a Rust Belt Femme: An alumna recalls how DePaul nurtured her self-expression; The Art of Alvin Hollingsworth
Missional Social Media: Content And Strategies For Missions Organizations, 2021 Liberty University
Missional Social Media: Content And Strategies For Missions Organizations, Kathryn Larson
Senior Honors Theses
Technology can be used in amazing and creative ways to spread the gospel and create community across borders. The Apostle Paul used the communication tool of his time, letters, to communicate with churches from a distance. Today’s tools include social media which, when used properly and with intent, can positively influence an organization in the name of the gospel. Missions organizations have an incredible opportunity to use strategies and content to create a viable social media ministry. Theories such as the Community Development Theory and various reception theories contribute to an understanding of two-way communication and engagement between organization ...
Evaluating Science Gateways For Accessible Design, 2021 CUNY New York City College of Technology
Evaluating Science Gateways For Accessible Design, Ashley Varon
Publications and Research
Accessibility is a key feature of usability. Providing web accessibility ensures that prospective users, particularly in science gateways are able to access advance resources for science research, educators, and students. The resources should be easily accessible in any site regardless of having a disability or not. Creating and implementing accessibility practices improves usability of sites for all users. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the Science Gateways for Accessible design. Previous research has been examined from selected science gateway sites (SGCI). In which results showed that none of these sites were fully compliant with W3C, WCAG 2.0 ...
Developing A Food Assistance Informational Graphic And Implementation Plan Based On Consumer Evaluation, 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Developing A Food Assistance Informational Graphic And Implementation Plan Based On Consumer Evaluation, Mckenna Cunningham
Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Undergraduate Honors Theses
Food insecurity refers to the uncertainty of having or acquiring enough food to sustain all members of a household. In 2019, 10.5% of households in the United States reported being food insecure. Of that number, 4.1% of households reported ‘very low food security,” meaning that there were additional periods of time in which one or more household members restricted or forfeited their food intake due to lack of money or other resources (USDA, 2020). Without access to proper nutrition, the health of both adults and children are put at risk for illness including anxiety, high blood pressure, diabetes ...
The Multi-Sensory Design Of A Synesthete's Everyday Experience, 2021 University of Dayton
The Multi-Sensory Design Of A Synesthete's Everyday Experience, Madeline M. Spicer
Perception, which can be defined as becoming aware of occurrences in the world through the senses, is different for every person (Merriam-Webster). My thesis deals with perception in the form of a condition called synesthesia and the communication of this condition using graphic design. Synesthesia is a condition that involves the involuntary crossing of the senses, resulting in multi-sensory experiences every time a synesthete absorbs the world and visible language. Utilizing the field of graphic design, I created several projects to communicate my three goals of conducting research on synesthesia, sharing what I experience every day, and educating others about ...
Nonprofit Social Media Internships: A Handbook, 2021 University of Louisville
Nonprofit Social Media Internships: A Handbook, Allison Laroy
College of Arts & Sciences Senior Honors Theses
This thesis examines how nonprofits can best prepare their interns and how interns can best prepare themselves for a role in engaging audiences through social media. Through a literature review on nonprofit social media and internships, a series of qualitative interviews with interns and supervisors, and my own lived experiences as a social media intern, I develop a handbook for nonprofit social media internships. This guide is relevant to the specific experiences of nonprofit social media internships, includes advice on training, mentorship, and best practices, and finally, it incorporates further resources on nonprofit social media that interns and supervisors can ...
Sustainable Stories: Linking Graphic Design And The Environment To Inform, Educate, And Inspire, 2021 University of Dayton
Sustainable Stories: Linking Graphic Design And The Environment To Inform, Educate, And Inspire, Shannon M. Stanforth
The importance of the field of graphic design lies in its ability to communicate with others. It can serve to transcend barriers, to clarify messages, and to deepen universal understanding. Similarly, sustainability encompasses the three spheres of the environment, society and economy—demonstrating its interconnected complexities and multifaceted applications. In pursuing my Honors Thesis, I aimed to develop a project which would reflect the ideals of sustainability while simultaneously serving to educate about the importance of caring for the natural world. Furthermore, my research explores how the disciplines of sustainability and design overlap and interact, searching to discover ways in ...
Coherence, 2021 Stephen F Austin State University
Coherence, Travis Walthall
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
COHERENCE is a series of oil paintings and pen drawings that explores open narratives, or different ways to read artwork. The paintings and drawings showcase harmony, or tension, between ambiguous and representational forms. The visual experience requires the viewer to create their own narrative and decipher forms to do so. COHERENCE is a psychological and aesthetic exhibition fueled from human experience— one of fragility, uncertainty, imperfection, beauty, faith and memories.
How Risk-Related Statistics, As Reported In News And Social Media, Are Linked To The Use Of The Public Transit System, 2021 University of Southern Maine
How Risk-Related Statistics, As Reported In News And Social Media, Are Linked To The Use Of The Public Transit System, Prashiddhi Pokhrel
Thinking Matters Symposium
Due to the pandemic, people have started relying more on televisions, news, social media, and other news outlets for guidance. Moreover, with the increasing amount of news, data, and information there is also an increase in the amount of misleading statistics. People’s opinions and decisions significantly depend on the data, statistics, and information that they are exposed to, as well as their sources. For this project, we want to look at how information and its sources are affecting the decision made by the general public for the usage of the Portland Transit System. It is very important to know ...
Pandemic Pandemonium, 2021 San Jose State University
Pandemic Pandemonium, Tina Korani
All Assignment Prompts
Like many classes, the curriculum for MCOM 284: Advanced User Experience was derailed by COVID-19. However, the students quickly adapted to the situation and instead used what they’ve learned this semester to support the distribution of reliable information regarding the global pandemic. They were challenged to make an interactive visualization, infographic, or game that educates or informs an audience about the symptoms, preventions, or statistics of COVID- 19. Though the individual students worked remotely, they were still able to collaborate to create a diverse set of engaging experiences. Each of the 5 groups: 1. Used Adobe XD to gamify ...
The Dual Meanings Of Artifacts: Public Culture, Food, And Government In The “What’S Cooking, Uncle Sam?” Exhibition, 2021 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
The Dual Meanings Of Artifacts: Public Culture, Food, And Government In The “What’S Cooking, Uncle Sam?” Exhibition, Elizabeth A. Petre, David H. Lee
Publications and Research
In 2011, “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam? The Government’s Effect on the American Diet” (WCUS) was exhibited at the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Afterward, it toured the country, visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) David J. Sencer Museum in Atlanta, the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, and the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka. The exhibition website states that WCUS was “made possible” by candy corporation Mars, Incorporated. WCUS featured over a 100 artifacts tracing “the Government’s effect on what Americans eat.” Divided into four ...