“It's So Normal, And … Meaningful.” Playing With Narrative, Artifacts, And Cultural Difference In Florence, 2022 University of Denver
“It's So Normal, And … Meaningful.” Playing With Narrative, Artifacts, And Cultural Difference In Florence, Dheepa Sundaram, Owen Gottlieb
This article considers how player interactions with religious and ethnic markers, create
a globalized game space in the mobile game Florence (2018). Florence is a multiaward-
winning interactive novella game with story-integrated minigames that weave
play experiences into the narrative. The game, in part, explores love, loss, and
rejuvenation as relatable experiences. Simultaneously, the game produces a unique
experience for each player, as they can refract the game narrative through their own
cultural, identitarian lens. The game assumes the shared cultural space of the player,
the player-character (PC), and the non-player-character (NPC) while blurring the
boundaries between each of these ...
Public History Is Now, 2022 Portland State University
Public History Is Now, Sarah E. Dougher
Amplify: A Journal of Writing-as-Activism
A walking tour of downtown Portland in August 2021 raises questions for the writer about the purpose of “memory activism,” its relation to writing-as-activism. Drawing on critiques of urbanist Jane Jacobs and interrogating the concept of “reckoning,” the essay explores ways in which the streetscape and people there can deliver meaning and pose questions about systemic racism and unsheltered existence.
Cityengine As A Tool For Visualizing Neighborhood Change: An Initial Study, 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Cityengine As A Tool For Visualizing Neighborhood Change: An Initial Study, Zach Noyes
City and Regional Planning
Urban planning is reliant upon genuine public engagement to ensure that planning and policy decisions reflect the ideas shared by the public. Because planning is a profession largely focused on the physical and built implications of more abstract planning concepts, effective graphic communication is critical to securing public support and understanding of policy decisions. ESRI's CityEngine uses procedural modeling technology to render personally-tailored scenes to non-planner members of the public, and shows potential to positively change the way that planners generate graphic representations of physical impacts of policy changes. This initial study establishes a methodology for determining the efficacy ...
Why, New York City? Gauging The Quality Of Life Through The Thoughts Of Tweeters, 2022 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Why, New York City? Gauging The Quality Of Life Through The Thoughts Of Tweeters, Sheryl Williams
Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
As a resource for social data, Twitter’s platform has been used to measure the quality of life through sentiment analysis. This capstone project explores another methodological technique—querying Twitter data around specific keyword terms to determine dominant topics, word patterns, and sentiment leanings in a geographical area. Focusing on New York City and Los Angeles for comparative analysis, the keyword term “why” will be used to build a Python analysis around topic modeling and sentiment analysis. Using this approach, the analysis reveals social and cultural differences, the overall sentiment of tweets, and subjects of interest to tweeters.
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Entities: A Field Of Imaginary Games, 2022 Louisiana State University
Entities: A Field Of Imaginary Games, Thrasyvoulos Ioannis Kalaitzidis
LSU Master's Theses
With this body of work, I am looking for visual symbols that help communicate unuttered meanings through storytelling and stimulate an affectual response to the viewer. This exploration is presented in two different forms: a surreal sculptural installation and a board game. The installation consists of large-scale sculptures made from light and soft materials (polyurethane foam, plastic waste, paper) that are available to move inside the gallery, while the board game is presented as a set of 3D prints with instructions on how the participants can play it. The materials used in the installation suggest a way to transform waste ...
Muslim Fashion Influencers Shaping Modesty In The Twenty-First Century On Social Media, 2022 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
Muslim Fashion Influencers Shaping Modesty In The Twenty-First Century On Social Media, Awa Sanno
Student Theses and Dissertations
The depiction of Muslim women in Western media has been a long-running joke, as they are framed to be oppressed by the burdens of their religion and the hijab. However, Muslim women have used the power of social media to counter that narrative through their large followings as fashion influencers, digital creators, food bloggers, makeup artists, lifestyle bloggers, musicians, and so much more. Specifically, Muslim fashion influencers are changing and redefining the notion of modesty throughout their posted content on social media. Many people in Muslim communities see this redefinition of modesty as a conflict with the "proper" ways of ...
Colloquium, Or The Argument For A New School Of Architecture..., 2022 Kennesaw State University
Colloquium, Or The Argument For A New School Of Architecture..., Austin Turner
Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year
Colloquium, or an argument for the new school of Architecture... is an interrogation on the power of Architectural discourse and its impact on the built environment.
The research begins by analyzing the works and theories of four distinct architects: Peter Eisenman, Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, and Bjarke Ingels. During my investigation, I ask myself, “What happened in their school environment that made them great,” or in other words, “What can a student, like me, do to be like these people?”
To answer this question, I found the best way to analyze this would be to look back on their own ...
Analysis Of Low-Cost Color Sensor Device Performance As Compared To Standardized Spectrophotometers, 2022 Clemson University
Analysis Of Low-Cost Color Sensor Device Performance As Compared To Standardized Spectrophotometers, Bethany Wheeler
This work presents the process of assessing and selecting a low-cost color sensor suitable for illustrating essential concepts within pre-established graphic communications curricula for virtual learning. The suitability of the device was determined based on its ability to evaluate concepts presented in the curriculum, such as the whiteness and opacity of the substrates, and the optical density, tone reproduction, color balance, hue error, grayness, and overprint trapping of inks.
The initial testing and data collected from the virtual classroom indicates statistically significant differences between the low-cost device and X-Rite eXact; however, the concept illustration was not impeded by the differences ...
Creating A Printed Electronic Tangible User Interface Suitable For Primary Education Settings, 2022 Clemson University
Creating A Printed Electronic Tangible User Interface Suitable For Primary Education Settings, Lauren Toler
With the growing popularity of interactive learning, an experiment developing a tangible user interface made of paper was performed. Screen printing was utilized to print conductive traces that would connect to a device that has capacitive touch capabilities. A color mixing program was coded to accompany the tangible interface. It was found that a tangible user interface can be successfully made of paper. Further research with development, construction, and testing of this paper tangible interface was proposed.
A Story Of The Social Life Of Yulupa Cohousing, 2022 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
A Story Of The Social Life Of Yulupa Cohousing, Kayla Ho
Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses
This capstone is a study of the lived social experience of one cohousing community. Cohousing communities are designed with the intention of fostering a community with a mixture of privately-owned units and publicly shared spaces and responsibilities. The study is conducted at a significant point in American history: these communities are a fast-growing phenomenon in the United States yet they remain unknown and/or unattainable to many Americans.
Qualitative information from the community’s current residents is gathered by using research tools of interviewing and photography. Interviews were completed virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photographs were created during a ...
Eat Well, Be Well: Basic Needs Initiative's Online Hub For Nutrition Education, 2022 California State University, Monterey Bay
Eat Well, Be Well: Basic Needs Initiative's Online Hub For Nutrition Education, Misha Moseley
Capstone Projects and Master's Theses
Basic Needs Initiative at California State University, Monterey Bay is a department that provides students with food, housing, and wellness resources. Over half of the university's students experience food insecurity, and over 85% use non-academic resources to learn about nutrition. This project adds a dietary health section to the department’s website to increase students’ access to nutrition education. It addresses the micro-level agency problem that too few students eat a healthy, balanced diet. Unhealthy eating is a risk factor for food insecurity, so the project indirectly addresses the macro-level health problem that too many college students in California ...
Student Perceptions Of Agriculture Messages Delivered Using Creative Media, 2022 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Student Perceptions Of Agriculture Messages Delivered Using Creative Media, Faith Mills
Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology Undergraduate Honors Theses
The purpose of this study was determine how communicating authentical agricultural information using an infographic affect millennial and generation z students’ perceptions on the agriculture industry and to determine the perceptions of college students regarding the infographic used to convey agricultural messages. This study used a qualitative and quantitative approach in a questionnaire format through Qualtrics. The questionnaire was designed with five sections including a pre-questionnaire, content presentation, post-questionnaire, infographic perception questionnaire, and demographics section. All questions in the pre- and post- questionnaire were focused on the subjects found in the infographic presented in the content presentation. Overall, participants had ...
Mojave Desert Children's Picture Book, 2022 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Mojave Desert Children's Picture Book, Kaesee Bourne
Undergraduate Research Symposium Podium Presentations
Why the Mojave? Climate Change in the Mojave; Animals reaching thresholds; Current picture books available.
Ethics Of Inclusive Digital Rhetorics: Communicating Public Health On Social Media, 2022 Kennesaw State University
Ethics Of Inclusive Digital Rhetorics: Communicating Public Health On Social Media, Cristy Kennedy
Symposium of Student Scholars
Virtual adjustments associated with the COVID-19 pandemic caused state and national government agencies to emphasize digital health communication (Hope, 2021), prompting users to turn to social media platforms for medical information (Walwema, 2021; Doan, 2021). This surge of social media usage left marginalized groups digitally underserved, highlighting the need for an ethical and universal strategy for the dissemination of health information (Baldwinson, 2018). New and universal content strategies following ethical guidelines would encourage preventive health behaviors in an inclusive and objective manner, minimizing misinformation and rhetorical barriers.(Cuello-Garcia et al., 2020).
Our presentation engages these interconnected issues and applies the ...
The Importance Of Health Literacy: A Student-Led Workshop On Lay Communication, 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
The Importance Of Health Literacy: A Student-Led Workshop On Lay Communication, Sarah Jean Kamp, Jafra D. Thomas
Kinesiology and Public Health
The purpose of this experiential senior project workshop was to advance the knowledge and practice of health communication by (a) delivering a training workshop to Cal Poly undergraduate students and (b) by exploring the relationship between health literacy and effective communication through completion of a rapid review of the literature. The reviewed literature served the purpose of helping the student further design the workshop to elicit a foundational understanding of the elements of effective communication of health information as well as the history and evolution of health literacy as a concept. The workshop revised and delivered by the student was ...
Fortnite Crew Subscription Box Process Book, 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Fortnite Crew Subscription Box Process Book, Eleanora M. Gravert
Expand Epic Games’ “Fortnite Crew” monthly subscription service to incorporate a deluxe edition which will include physical merchandise as opposed to digital merchandise only. This project will help Epic Games create a more mainstream output of physical products and will help simplify the gamers’ search to find and purchase products that are connected with accuracy and quality to the game they enjoy playing. This opportunity is important to me because it allows me to explore my interest in both the gaming industry and the marketing, production, and design field.
Disrepair, Displacement And Distress: Finding Housing Stories Through Data Visualizations, 2022 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Disrepair, Displacement And Distress: Finding Housing Stories Through Data Visualizations, Jennifer Cheng
Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
While the COVID-19 pandemic is at its forefront a health crisis, it also triggered an upheaval in the already dire housing situation endured by many New York City renters. Tenant fears of rent increases, deferred maintenance, and displacement certainly worsened during the pandemic. But the housing crisis is, at the same time, part of a perpetual real estate cycle contingent on speculation and the symbiotic relationship of landlords, investors, and lenders in pursuit of profit – to the detriment of tenants.
Following years of lending deregulation, funding cuts, and tax reform, the financialization of housing emerged. Real estate speculation, where housing ...
Winter 2022, 2022 DePaul University
Dean's Letter; Remembering Jill O'Brien (1947-2021); Mastering the Art of Professional Communication: A new online master's program helps communications professionals advance their careers; Inclusive Journalism for a Diverse Society: Faculty member Judith McCray aims to deepen the bench of diverse journalists; An Alumna with an Ear for News: Rachel Hinton; Interorganizational Networks for Social Impact: A conversation with Assistant Professor Kate Cooper
Graduate Record 2022, 2022 Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Graduate Record 2022, Southwestern Oklahoma State University
The 2021-22 Graduate Record is produced annually by the Specialized Publications class in the Arts, Communication, and Theatre Department at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. This year the publication will be available digitally through the university’s Digital Commons and in print through Amazon.com. The change allows the staff to complete the full year of activities at SWOSU, including the end of the regular sports seasons and commencement.
Deepfakes, Shallowfakes, And The Need For A Private Right Of Action, 2022 Penn State Dickinson Law
Deepfakes, Shallowfakes, And The Need For A Private Right Of Action, Eric Kocsis
Dickinson Law Review
For nearly as long as there have been photographs and videos, people have been editing and manipulating them to make them appear to be something they are not. Usually edited or manipulated photographs are relatively easy to detect, but those days are numbered. Technology has no morality; as it advances, so do the ways it can be misused. The lack of morality is no clearer than with deepfake technology.
People create deepfakes by inputting data sets, most often pictures or videos into a computer. A series of neural networks attempt to mimic the original data set until they are nearly ...