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Out Of The Gutter, Into The Gram: A Comical Message And A Digital Medium, 2022 Dartmouth College
Out Of The Gutter, Into The Gram: A Comical Message And A Digital Medium, Tala Majzoub
Comparative Literature M.A. Essays
By analyzing three different comics on Instagram by the Lebanese political cartoonist, the Art of Boo, this essay argues that comics generate political meaning through emulating the medium of Instagram on the one hand, and by inviting the audience to become active participants on the other. Although a lot has been written about digital activism and political cartoons in the Arab world, little has been theorized about what makes this form of political artistic expression and dissent powerful on digital platforms. By drawing on Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics, this essay demonstrates that the medium of comics operates as a …
Tangled Roots: Exploring Appalachian Feminisms, 2022 University of Kentucky
Tangled Roots: Exploring Appalachian Feminisms, Magenta Palo
Graduate Thesis Exhibition Catalogue Gallery, 2022
Women have long been overlooked as key figures in the cultural history of Appalachia. The exhibition Tangled Roots: Exploring Appalachian Feminisms seeks to examine the ways in which women artists across the region have kept traditions alive while redefining creative practices that were once seen strictly as “women’s work.” In particular, the exhibition aims to explore how women have reimagined “craft” through skillful attention to materials, manual dexterity, and application of critical and conceptual rigor. The concept of craft is defined in this context to include all hand-made work that requires developed skills, whether they belong to traditional craft-based practices …
Countercode: Bodies Un-Becoming, 2022 University of Kentucky
Countercode: Bodies Un-Becoming, Aaron Reynolds
Graduate Thesis Exhibition Catalogue Gallery, 2022
In COUNTERCODE: BODIES UN-BECOMING, my intent is not to present a cohesive map or identify a single, primary mode of resistance. Rather, the five artists I have selected —Shana Moulton, Cooper Gibson, Amy Yeager, Jazmine Morris, and Clara Wouters—explore the socio-cultural implications of identity expression and persona play, particularly as it relates to the encoding of subjectivity in contemporary forms of digital media and pop culture. Their works glitch codes, find slippages, and create opacities in the fabric of capitalist realism, a term used by theorist Mark Fisher to describe the widespread acceptance of capitalism as the only viable economic …
Representing The Ali'i And Monarchy: Dress, Diplomacy, And Featherwork In Hawai'i, 2022 Claremont Colleges
Representing The Ali'i And Monarchy: Dress, Diplomacy, And Featherwork In Hawai'i, Tess Anderson
Scripps Senior Theses
When Native Hawaiians and haole (foreigners) first met, both participants belonged to fashion systems unknown to the other, composed of different materials, styles, tastes, standards, and construction techniques. As the outside world was introduced to the cultural heritage of Hawaiian hulu manu (featherwork), kūkaulani (chiefly fashion), and European skewed conceptions of Hawaiian indigeneity; the ali‘i (chiefs) and kama‘āina (commoners) received and adapted to incoming materials, technologies, and information. When these encounters transitioned into “prolonged contact” and settlement, dress and adornment proliferated in new ways. Analyzing the case studies of historic pā‘ū, holokū, ‘ahu'ula, and military uniforms shows the significance of …
A Stillness In The Desert? Engaging The Public Through An Immersive Exploration Of Southwest Soundscapes, 2022 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
A Stillness In The Desert? Engaging The Public Through An Immersive Exploration Of Southwest Soundscapes, Julian Kilker, Thomas Bjelic
The pandemic highlighted the anthropocentric nature of soundscapes, while the recent popularity of electric cars, quadcopters, and “noise cancellation” earbuds demonstrated how consumer products can rapidly change our awareness of sound. While light pollution is already extensively addressed in scholarly research, popular works such as The End of Night, and public engagement such as The International Dark Sky Association, the complex interplay of sound, natural resources, and public engagement is still emerging, particularly in creative fields.
Two UNLV scholars and artists are collaborating on this project: Julian Kilker, who specializes in visual and emerging technology research, and Tom Bjelic, who …
Contemporary Films And Contemporary Issues: An Introductory Film Class Curriculum, 2022 Hollins University
Contemporary Films And Contemporary Issues: An Introductory Film Class Curriculum, August W. Liguori-Chien
Liberal Studies (MA) Final Essays
Teachers spend years teaching students to interpret texts. This interpretive skill is deemed vital in our education system, but little time is devoted to developing students’ ability to interpret film, the most popular media students engage with. Film is an incredible amalgamation of words, motion, and music. The world of film offers students incredible opportunities to interpret, analyze, and be moved. If our students must be able to interpret literature shouldn't they also be able to do the same in the immense world of film.
This class will not focus exclusively on the history of film or the classically taught …
Merging Modest With Complexity, 2022 Technological University Dublin
Merging Modest With Complexity, Mark Garry
This thesis will enable a retrospective critical examination of aspects of my practice as an artist from 2005 - 2020. The research question addresses the implication of multiple forms of inter-reliance enabled in the practice. This will be enabled by opening a discursive space that retrospectively, integrates and critically examines the role and function of inter-reliance as a structural methodology and how this is implicated in the practice over this period.
This thesis will use term inter-reliance to define a play of relations where individual art works when viewed in isolation exist only in partial illumination as a form of …
Sensing Space In Cinema: Widescreen And Sound As Immersive Offerings, 2022 Bard College
Sensing Space In Cinema: Widescreen And Sound As Immersive Offerings, Eloise Colette Schiffman-Eller
Senior Projects Spring 2022
Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.
9/11: News Media As Prism, 2022 Bard College
9/11: News Media As Prism, Luka L. Murro
Senior Projects Spring 2022
Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.
Breed(Ing) Narratives: Visualizing Values In Industrial Farming, 2022 Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (CHSTM), University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Breed(Ing) Narratives: Visualizing Values In Industrial Farming, Camille Bellet, Emily Morgan
Animal Studies Journal
In this study, we consider how farmed animals, specifically pigs and chickens, are visualised in literature designed for circulation within animal production industries. The way breeding companies create and circulate images of industrial animals tells us a lot about their visions of what industrial animals are and how they believe animals should be treated. Drawing upon a wide range of material designed for circulation within animal production industries, from the 1880s to the 2010s, this paper examines how representations of pigs and chickens contribute to stories of perfection and advance ideals of power, race, gender, and progress. We demonstrate that …
Afroam: A Virtual Film Production Group, 2022 Antioch University - PhD Program in Leadership and Change
Afroam: A Virtual Film Production Group, Bill Taylor Jr.
Antioch University Full-Text Dissertations & Theses
Because of the gatekeeping practices of the Hollywood film industry, and the high cost of both filmmaking and distribution in general, Afro-American filmmakers have struggled to produce films with “global reach.” This study visits the possibility of Afro-American filmmakers using alternative technologies and infrastructures to produce high-quality films, thereby bypassing the high cost and exclusionary practices of Hollywood studios. Using new 21st-century digital technology, this study involved the creation of a small geographically dispersed virtual film production team. The study’s foundational framework was a constructivist qualitative research paradigm, using Action Research, and supported by 24 months of triangulated data from …
Until One Resembles The Other, 2022 Virginia Commonwealth University
Until One Resembles The Other, Chad E. Mundie Jr.
Theses and Dissertations
A written accompaniment to Chad Mundie’s thesis exhibition titled Until One Resembles the Other, conceived during the years 2021-22 and installed at The Anderson Gallery, Richmond from April 9-22nd.
The following writing explores themes of labor within the home, generational knowledge, interiority, exteriority, and emotional residue through a series of essays surrounding areas of interest within my practice. The writing concludes with documentation of the show and an accompanying explanatory text.
Autorretratos: Autoimágenes De Directores, 2022 Doctor en Artes por la Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
Autorretratos: Autoimágenes De Directores, Guilherme Delgado
Teatro: Revista de Estudios Escénicos / A Journal of Theater Studies
Resumen: Este artículo sugiere la utilización del concepto de autorretrato para reflexionar sobre los significados de la aparición del director, de cine o teatro, en escena. Apartándose de las tradicionales lecturas de la autoimagen como confesión biográfica y acercándose a la construcción simbólica que los artistas hacen de su medio y de su roles sociales, el ensayo hace un análisis de trabajos de José Celso Martinez Correa, Tadeusz Kantor, Alfred Hitchcock y Jafar Panahi.
Abstract: This article aims to use the concept of self-portrait to reflect about the appearance of the theater or cinema’s director in scene. Considering self-image as …
Greenpeace In Germany And The U.S.: A Case Study In Non-Profit Web Design, 2022 Claremont McKenna College
Greenpeace In Germany And The U.S.: A Case Study In Non-Profit Web Design, Maximilian J. Weirauch
CMC Senior Theses
This thesis draws on Geert Hofstede’s cultural dimensions model, connects it to basic principles of web design, and applies it to a website analysis of the global non-profit organization Greenpeace. This case study of cultural dimensions in web design utilizes Hofstede’s framework from 1974 throughout all its chapters and focuses on the cultural differences between Germany and the U.S. My hypothesis that successful marketing materials such as websites must communicate differently with their U.S.-American and German audiences is partially borne out. But it is important to note that Hofstede’s cultural dimensions model cannot fully account for certain intercultural dimensions of …
Dear Maliha,, 2021 Cuny Graduate School of Journalism
Dear Maliha,, Na-Eela Djemil
Dear Maliha is a short documentary film exploring the complexities of spiritual abuse through Maliha Fairooz. Spiritual abuse is a form of abuse that uses spiritual or religious beliefs to control or manipulate others. In some cases, spiritual abuse can be used to describe a religious leader who abuses their platform. But in Maliha’s story, we explore the concept of parental spiritual abuse. However, we learn more about this through Maliha Fairooz and the creative use of her journal.
For Maliha journaling is a form of therapy she uses to process her feelings and days. She also uses it as …
American Lotto, 2021 Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY
American Lotto, Kris Parker
The Preka family won the diversity visa lottery and has immigrated to the seaside town of New London, Connecticut. They are a family of four that have dreamed of immigrating to the United States for much of their lives. Originally from Albania, a country with limited opportunities and riddled with corruption, the film will follow them in Connecticut as they adjust to life in the US and the challenges of learning a new language, finding decent work, and adjusting to a new culture. The film explores their emotional journey; their hopes, expectations, and disappointments, as they build a life without …
More Than Meets The Eye: Proximity To Crises Through Presidential Photographs, 2021 University of Alabama
More Than Meets The Eye: Proximity To Crises Through Presidential Photographs, Laurie J. Bonnici, Brian C. O'Connor
Proceedings from the Document Academy
We look at three photographs, each made at a time of profound crisis, in order to tease out notions of proximity. Vision gives us proximity at a distance. Photographs may give us a similar proximity. Human vision depends on experience built up from individual events of seeing. Can a photograph made in a fraction of a second by someone else at some other time and some other place provide anything more than data about some surfaces in front of the lens? Can words and other images from the photographers enhance the viewer’s proximity to the original? Can we make use …
The Dante Lesson In Fuyumi Soryo’S 'Cesare: Il Creatore Che Ha Distrutto', 2021 University of Virginia
The Dante Lesson In Fuyumi Soryo’S 'Cesare: Il Creatore Che Ha Distrutto', Deborah Parker
Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies
This study examines the treatment of Dante’s Divine Comedy in a graphic novel by the female Japanese mangaka (manga artist), Fuyumi Soryo—Cesare: Il creatore che ha distrutto (2005-present). The manga focuses on the Renaissance condottiere, Cesare Borgia. Soryo collaborates with Motoaki Hara, an Associate Professor in the School of Cultural and Social Studies in the Department of European and American Studies at Tokai University, who specializes in medieval and Renaissance Italy. One chapter, Divine Comedy, features a lesson delivered by the eminent Renaissance commentator, Cristoforo Landino on Inf. 33. Among the students are Cesare Borgia and Giovanni …
Audiovisual Metadata Platform Pilot Development (Amppd), Final Project Report, 2021 Indiana University - Bloomington
Audiovisual Metadata Platform Pilot Development (Amppd), Final Project Report, Jon W. Dunn, Ying Feng, Juliet L. Hardesty, Brian Wheeler, Maria Whitaker, Thomas Whittaker, Shawn Averkamp, Bertram Lyons, Amy Rudersdorf, Tanya Clement, Liz Fischer
Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.
This report documents the experience and findings of the Audiovisual Metadata Platform Pilot Development (AMPPD) project, which has worked to enable more efficient generation of metadata to support discovery and use of digitized and born-digital audio and moving image collections. The AMPPD project was carried out by partners Indiana University Libraries, AVP, University of Texas at Austin, and New York Public Library between 2018-2021.