Comparing The Cost Of Preamplifiers To Their Sonic Fidelity And Frequency Output, 2016 California State University, Monterey Bay
Comparing The Cost Of Preamplifiers To Their Sonic Fidelity And Frequency Output, Jackson O. Hunter
Capstone Projects and Master's Theses
This Capstone paper takes a deep look into the relationship or lack-thereof between the quality and price of preamplifiers. The purpose is to explore the world of these necessary and technologically dense pieces of audio production equipment and uncover their true worth through research and experimentation. The basis of my research is backed by a preamplifier-shootout that tested almost ten different preamplifiers that yielded interesting results. Supplementary to this study, I conducted my own experiment with preamplifiers to further seek truth in a less-than-straightforward audio equipment marketplace.
Dynamic Media: A Need For The Dynamic Use Of Media To Meet Organizational Goals, 2016 SIT Graduate Institute
Dynamic Media: A Need For The Dynamic Use Of Media To Meet Organizational Goals, Alexander J. Scott
This qualitative research study looks at how media can be used dynamically as a vehicle for study abroad students to create more meaningful engagements with the communities they visit. It takes a post-structural approach with an emphasis on how media supports participatory community-driven initiatives. It is the result of a 3-month participatory research process that looks at how media is emerging as a resource in some of the most remote communities in Nicaragua. The study was based on interviews with community stakeholders of the study abroad program, participatory observation, questionnaires, talks with community members, and the results of dynamic media ...
Balancing Personal Trauma, Storytelling And Journalistic Ethics: A Critical Analysis Of Kirsti Melville's The Storm, Mia Lindgren
When Kirsti Melville’s documentary The Storm about the life-long impact of child sexual abuse was broadcast in 2014, it contributed to a public debate about sexual abuse. Hundreds of listeners commented on the ABC Radio National website and Facebook pages, expressing how deeply moved they were, praising both the subject of the story Erik and the journalist Kirsti for their bravery and honesty in making the documentary, and remarked that Erik’s personal story helped them understand the issue better. Kirsti Melville won three national awards for her program, which also documented her personal story as Erik’s former ...
Visions: Chaos In Naango, 2016 Loyola Marymount University
Visions: Chaos In Naango, Katarina J. Klask, Hunter Gibson, Taylor Roseberry, Summer Shigetani, Mattie Coccia, Alena Siu, Caitlin Mihm, Gaston Dondero, Sophie Rudell
Development Blog: http://visionsthegame.tumblr.com
The Flap-O-Phone, A Site-Specific Turntable, 2016 College of William and Mary
The Flap-O-Phone, A Site-Specific Turntable, Christopher Delaurenti
This article gives an overview of the author's site specific turntable, the flapophone. Supplemental attached files include images, audio, and video of the flapophone being played by the author.
Dollhouse, 2016 East Tennessee State University
Dollhouse, Whitney Goller
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
The artist discusses the work in DollHouse, her Master of Fine Arts exhibition on display at Tipton Gallery, Johnson City, Tennessee from January 25 to February 5, 2016. The exhibition was an installation consisting of five sets, each containing furniture - both 2D and 3D - and a mask with instructions relating to a room found within a dollhouse.
The sets and supporting thesis explore the ideas of social norms, feminism, and identity, and how submission to ideologies can create emptiness, while engagement can prompt social change. Topics include the process and evolution of the work and the artists who influenced it ...
Gëm Sa Bop: Performing Ethics, Claiming Space And Grabbing The Mic As Senegalese Female Hip-Hop Artists, Sophie M. Keane
Anthropology Honors Projects
The hip-hop cultural movement has taken hold of youth communities around the world. DJs, taggers/graffiti artists, rappers/MCs, and breakers/dancers exist in every corner of the globe; Dakar, Senegal is no different. Hip-hop has historically privileged male bodies, but female artists in Dakar “grab the mic” to unapologetically express themselves and disrupt the systemic silencing of their voices. I argue that Senegalese female hip-hop artists navigate and claim gendered spaces by carving out creative spaces of their own and grabbing the mic. Gëm sa bop, a Wolof phrase meaning “believe in yourself,” grounds the ethics — how an actor ...
Alejandro Acierto Interview, 2016 DePaul University
Alejandro Acierto Interview, Madeline Bolton
Asian American Art Oral History Project
Artist Bio: Alejandro T. Acierto is an artist and musician working in time-based media. He has exhibited his work at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Issue Project Room, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Salisbury University, SOMArts and presented performance works at the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, Center for Performance Research, and Center for New Music and Technology. Acierto has held residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Banff Centre, High Concept Laboratories, and Chicago Artists' Coalition. He is currently a FT/FN/FG Consortium Fellow, a Center ...
From The Limbo Zone Of Transmissions: Gregory Whitehead’S "On The Shore Dimly Seen", 2016 Macquarie University, Sydney
From The Limbo Zone Of Transmissions: Gregory Whitehead’S "On The Shore Dimly Seen", Virginia Madsen
In this review-essay, Virginia Madsen enters the polyphonous 'limbo zone of transmissions' created by Gregory Whitehead's most recent 'performed documentary' and radio provocation, "On the shore dimly seen". This composed voicing, drawn from verbatim texts courtesy of WikiLeaks and the dysfunctionality of America's Guantanamo Bay, is heard as a fortuitous chance encounter with a medium – and as an increasingly rare listening 'detour' while Madsen is on the road. This essay is thus both a reflection upon the nature of the radio offered here, the chance listening experience to work of this kind, and upon the distinctive body of ...
Sawft.Servindat... [V1.7], 2016 CUNY Hunter College
Sawft.Servindat... [V1.7], Ray Ferreira
School of Arts & Sciences Theses
A descriptor of my artistic practice, a text piece, a series of linguistic musings, and more, Sawft.servindat… [v1.7] attempts to explore the dance between language, embodiment, and performativity. More specifically, the text moves through metaphor and metonym, Englishes, Spanishes, and Images, the performativity of representation and the representation of performativity —my body. My body moving across spaces and times. As part of the Sawft.servindat… series, Sawft.servindat… [v1.7] uses the scroll down format of most PDF reading software to activate the inherently embodied experience of intra-acting with technologies, resisting the dichotomy between the virtual and analog ...
The Copyright Board And Tribunals Process: Users In The Balance, 2016 The University of Western Ontario
The Copyright Board And Tribunals Process: Users In The Balance, Louis J. D'Alton
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
The wholesale adoption of copyright collective management as public policy tool has had an extraordinary impact on the information landscape. The unfettered expansion of collective rights organizations throughout the 20th century has resulted in increased social costs and a burgeoning bureaucracy surrounding the collective use of rights.
This thesis considers the role of copyright tribunals within that process, and more importantly within a critical historical frame. While some work has been done with respect to copyright tribunals and their role in the policy process, none of it has considered the tribunals within a critical frame. This thesis considers those ...
Paul Yamada Interview, 2016 DePaul University
Paul Yamada Interview, Bryan Nolte
Asian American Art Oral History Project
BIO: Independent scholar and cultural critic Paul Yamada has spent forty years in different areas of the music business, in the midwest and the east. A founding editor of the pioneering rock zine Terminal Zone (1976-78), Paul has written on blues, rock, soul, jazz, and avant garde music. In addition, Yamada has written on cinema, art, and theater for a wide variety of local publications in Chicago, St. Louis and Washington DC. He has consulted for National Public Radio, the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution, as well as the Washington DC Performing Arts Society and Chicago area (name ...
On The Shore Dimly Seen: Review, 2016 University of Wollongong
On The Shore Dimly Seen: Review, Götz Naleppa
A new wave of understanding and agreement with all sorts of secret service methods which pretend to protect us against terrorism makes Whitehead’s radio performance, On The Shore Dimly Seen, even more precious and important than at the time of its production. Because it is the voice of a radical believer in democracy and human rights: today a lonely voice in the chorus of fear. We hear Gregory Whitehead’s voice chanting the interrogation log of Guantanamo Bay detainee 063 (prisoners in Guantanamo do not have names, they are only numbers), interwoven with the voices of vocalist Gelsey Bell ...
The Hacker Syndrome: Review, 2016 Ljudbang Productions
The Hacker Syndrome: Review, Martin Johnson
The Hacker Syndrome tells the story of Stephan Ubach, a man who is slowly revealed as an activist and a hero to those involved in the Arab Spring. A man who, as the story unfolds, forgets his own needs - and breaks down. This is also a story of distance - physical and mental. A story of the importance that information plays in people’s lives and how some people are willing to risk their lives for the world to know what is going on. Radio documentaries and features usually require an emotional attachment to the character, while computers, and often the ...
A Kiss - Review, 2016 Australian Broadcasting Corporation
A Kiss - Review, Miyuki Jokiranta
A Kiss is a quick six-minute dip in the shared psyche of Kaitlin and her former lover, Kyle, who after three years of being separated, now find themselves in Kaitlin’s bedroom on a sun-drenched afternoon, in the air a question - will they kiss? Kaitlin’s work chooses microcosmic worlds to enlarge to a point where each thought, each intention, even each stage of an action is given the time to unfold, offering up intimate portraits of character. Paradoxically, greater insight comes from the momentary than something attempting to be more exhaustive. Such a brief account precludes detailed explanation but ...
Choreographic Space, 2016 Virginia Commonwealth University
Choreographic Space, Kelsey Sheaffer
Theses and Dissertations
This thesis, Choreographic Space, and accompanying exhibit is an arrangement of contemporary work being done in the cross-over between movement, drawing, sound and architecture. The thesis develops a lineage of choreographic thinking through a fissure in the classification of a dance as necessarily the body in motion. Through the link of the “choreographic object,” Choreographic Space asks how an interdisciplinary exploration of the principles of movement can reveal novel ways to think about the body in space.
The Future Of Arabic Music: No Sound Without Silence, 2016 Virginia Commonwealth University
The Future Of Arabic Music: No Sound Without Silence, Nesma Magdy Khodier Vcuq
Theses and Dissertations
For centuries, Arabic music has been intrinsically linked to Arab culture and by extension bonded to the environmental landscape of the region, reflecting their emotions, moods, and behaviors. Numerous technological advancements in the latter half of the twentieth century, have greatly affected the rich legacy of Arabic music, significantly impacting the natural progression of traditional Arabic musical genres, scales, and instrumentation.
This thesis serves as an introduction to generative methods of music production, specifically music generated through gestures. Through generative music, and its unique ability to map gestures to different musical parameters, music can be produced using computer algorithms.
Dear Bees, I Love You., 2016 University of Iowa
Dear Bees, I Love You., Dakota Keller
Honors Theses at the University of Iowa
Dear Bees, I love you, is a project about working with honey bees and making art with them. Installing hand made notes into the hive allow for the hive to respond in their most bee-like way to a human gesture. Together, it has become an inter-species art project about how to learn to love and respect each other. A mock hive was built for the gallery space with recorded live hive sounds and scented with a crock pot full of unprocessed wax and honey. Guests were encouraged to drop their own written notes into the hive as a way to ...
Analogy: A Decomposition Of Space And Time, 2016 Bard College
Analogy: A Decomposition Of Space And Time, David Gordon Shoemaker Jr
Senior Projects Spring 2016
The written part of this project is divided into two sections, with the first section focusing on the human eye as a biological tool for gathering and processing physical information. The second section strives to provide a model of human vision by utilizing Fourier Analysis. Out of this model came a focus on Fourier Analysis as not only a model, but as a methodology that can be applied in a variety of ways. The Fourier methodology provided a conceptual bridge that allowed me to more thoroughly explore art, physics, and how these two fields can contribute to each other.
The Struggle To Be Heard: Toronto's Postproduction Sound Industry, 1968 To 2005, 2016 Wilfrid Laurier University
The Struggle To Be Heard: Toronto's Postproduction Sound Industry, 1968 To 2005, Katherine E. Quanz
Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)
This dissertation examines how economic and technological changes shaped the sounds of Canadian cinema, from the modern industry’s founding in the late 1960s to the widespread adoption of digital editing software in the early 2000s. By focusing on the labour and craft practices that coalesced in Toronto’s postproduction companies, I argue that such practices engendered a critical shift in the sonic style of Canadian film sound. Whereas fiction films initially featured a sonic style developed by the National Film Board of Canada for documentary production, filmmakers eventually adopted a style strongly identified with Hollywood cinema. Although it is ...