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Cartegory Theory: Framing Aesthetics Of Mathematics, Maria Mannone 2019 Independent researcher

Cartegory Theory: Framing Aesthetics Of Mathematics, Maria Mannone

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

Mathematics can help investigate hidden patterns and structures in music and visual arts. Also, math in and of itself possesses an intrinsic beauty. We can explore such a specific beauty through the comparison of objects and processes in math with objects and processes in the arts. Recent experimental studies investigate the aesthetics of mathematical proofs compared to those of music. We can contextualize these studies within the framework of category theory applied to the arts (cARTegory theory), thanks to the helpfulness of categories for the analysis of transformations and transformations of transformations. This approach can be effective for the pedagogy ...


Writing About Art, Ana Marjanovic 2019 CUNY City College

Writing About Art, Ana Marjanovic

Open Educational Resources

The course focuses on practice in the styles and forms of expository writing required in the arts. It recommends the readings that acquaint students with standards of good writing about the arts.


Rewilding, Brian Sage 2019 Lesley University

Rewilding, Brian Sage

MFA in Visual Arts Theses

My current work is a continuation of the popular motif of urban decay influenced by artists, writers, scientists, and philosophers. It presents my belief that over the past two centuries our fast-paced, industrialized, technology-driven world has disconnected people from nature and from one another. While industrialization and technology have wrought numerous benefits, this disconnection has had devastating effects on the health and wellbeing of humans, as well as the health of the environment. My current work is an artistic interpretation inspired by the theme of the Rewilding movement. Rewilding is aimed at restoring and protecting natural processes and core wilderness ...


Graduate Exhibit: My Favorite Day_Mockup.Jpg, Chuck Davis 2019 Lesley University

Graduate Exhibit: My Favorite Day_Mockup.Jpg, Chuck Davis

Chuck Davis

My Favorite Day (2018)
The Nexus of Northwest Arkansas
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum 40x40 inches

Exhibit - Rewilding the Grid

Raizes Gallery, Lunder Art Center. 
1801 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02140

January 5-14, 2018
Curator: Andrew Mroczek


Graduate Exhibit: Practicing For The Next Garage Party_Chuck Davis 2018.Jpg, Chuck Davis 2019 Lesley University

Graduate Exhibit: Practicing For The Next Garage Party_Chuck Davis 2018.Jpg, Chuck Davis

Chuck Davis

Practicing for the Next Garage Party (2018)
The Nexus of Northwest Arkansas
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum 40x40 inches

Exhibit - Rewilding the Grid

Raizes Gallery, Lunder Art Center. 
1801 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02140

January 5-14, 2018
Curator: Andrew Mroczek


Graduate Exhibit: Living In A Sundown Town_Chuck Davis 2018.Jpg, Chuck Davis 2019 Lesley University

Graduate Exhibit: Living In A Sundown Town_Chuck Davis 2018.Jpg, Chuck Davis

Chuck Davis

Living in a Sundown Town (2018)
The Nexus of Northwest Arkansas
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum 40x40 inches

Exhibit - Rewilding the Grid

Raizes Gallery, Lunder Art Center. 
1801 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02140

January 5-14, 2018
Curator: Andrew Mroczek


Graduate Exhibit: Million Dollar Views_Chuck Davis 2018.Jpg, Chuck Davis 2019 Lesley University

Graduate Exhibit: Million Dollar Views_Chuck Davis 2018.Jpg, Chuck Davis

Chuck Davis

Million Dollar Views (2018)
The Nexus of Northwest Arkansas
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum 40x40 inches

Exhibit - Rewilding the Grid

Raizes Gallery, Lunder Art Center. 
1801 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02140

January 5-14, 2018
Curator: Andrew Mroczek


Graduate Exhibit: Practicing For The Next Garage Party_Chuck Davis 2018.Jpg, Chuck Davis 2019 Lesley University

Graduate Exhibit: Practicing For The Next Garage Party_Chuck Davis 2018.Jpg, Chuck Davis

Chuck Davis

Practicing for the Next Garage Party (2018)
The Nexus of Northwest Arkansas
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum 40x40 inches

Exhibit - Rewilding the Grid

Raizes Gallery, Lunder Art Center. 
1801 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02140

January 5-14, 2018
Curator: Andrew Mroczek


Pubic Hair Untamed: Viewership, Body Hair, And Primitivism In Modigliani's Female Nudes, Mary Thompson 2019 University of Puget Sound

Pubic Hair Untamed: Viewership, Body Hair, And Primitivism In Modigliani's Female Nudes, Mary Thompson

Summer Research

Pubic Hair Untamed looks at the series of female nudes painted by early twentieth-century avant-garde artist Amedeo Modigliani, focusing primarily on Female Nude from 1916. Modigliani’s nudes are unique in that they depict women with pubic (and armpit) hair, which is a detail omitted almost entirely from women’s bodies throughout the canon of art history. Within the canon, pubic hair has been acceptable on the bodies of nude men but otherwise only seen on women’s bodies in erotic or pornographic art, or on the bodies of women of color. Therefore, in the context of Modigliani’s nudes ...


Strange Attractors, Suzanne Anker, Gianluca Bianchino, Catherine Chalmers, Linda Francis, Lorrie Fredette, Michael Hadley, Elaine Reynolds, Daniel Hill, Ed Kerns, Eve Andrée Laramée, Matthew Ritchie, Taney Roniger, Leonard Shapiro, Werner Sun 2019 Seton Hall University

Strange Attractors, Suzanne Anker, Gianluca Bianchino, Catherine Chalmers, Linda Francis, Lorrie Fredette, Michael Hadley, Elaine Reynolds, Daniel Hill, Ed Kerns, Eve Andrée Laramée, Matthew Ritchie, Taney Roniger, Leonard Shapiro, Werner Sun

Exhibition Catalogs

Catalog for the exhibition Strange Attractors held at the Seton Hall University Walsh Gallery, January 16 - March 8, 2019. Curated by Taney Roniger and Jeanne Brasile.


Pathos, Winter 2019, Portland State University. Student Publications Board 2019 Portland State University

Pathos, Winter 2019, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Sadie Jordan


Sadness 3.0, Erma Porter '19 2019 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Sadness 3.0, Erma Porter '19

Distinguished Student Work

Digital Art


Classically Formal, Biotic Subjectivity: Moderating Plastic's Relation To The Viewer, Tirza Jo Ochrach-Konradi 2019 Scripps College

Classically Formal, Biotic Subjectivity: Moderating Plastic's Relation To The Viewer, Tirza Jo Ochrach-Konradi

Scripps Senior Theses

Due to its cheap, pervasive, and disposable nature, post-consumer plastic has no subjectivity in its relation to the consumer. My thesis project examines the material’s inherent destructive narrative and question its ability to have extrinsic value beyond the assumptions of trash. In my research, I found that humans instinctually seek to conserve and treat biotic material with care. This fact has become a catalyst for the works in this project, which aim to not only increase the material’s value through animate biomorphic transformation, but also counter our disposable tendencies.

At the onset of this project, I was fixated ...


If Animals Could Talk: Reflection On The Dutch Party For Animals In Student Assignments, Helen Kopnina 2019 The Hague University of Applied Science

If Animals Could Talk: Reflection On The Dutch Party For Animals In Student Assignments, Helen Kopnina

Animal Studies Journal

This article explores how concern about animal welfare and animal rights relates to ecological citizenship by discussing student assignments written about the Dutch Party for Animals or PvdD. ‘Animal welfare’, ‘animal rights’, and ‘ecological citizenship’ perspectives offer insights into strategic choices of eco-representatives and animal rights/welfare advocates as well as educators. The assignments balance animal issues with socio-economic ones, explore the relationship between sustainability and ethics, and attribute responsibility for unsustainable or unethical practices. Analysis of student assignments reveals nuanced positions on the anthropocentrism-ecocentrism continuum, showing students’ ability to critically rethink their place within larger environmental systems. Some students ...


[Review] Jacob Bull, Tora Holmberg And Cecilia Åsberg, Editors, Animal Places: Lively Cartographies Of Human-Animal Relations. Routledge, 2018. 276pp, Zoei Sutton 2019 Flinders University

[Review] Jacob Bull, Tora Holmberg And Cecilia Åsberg, Editors, Animal Places: Lively Cartographies Of Human-Animal Relations. Routledge, 2018. 276pp, Zoei Sutton

Animal Studies Journal

It’s 2016 and rats are ‘taking over’ in Malmö, Sweden. Forced out of the sewers by flooding, the sight of usually-hidden rats now visible on streets and playgrounds (not to mention their dead bodies in the river) has humans calling for sanitation through eradication to ‘restore’ social order. In daring to exist ‘out of place’ in their search for food the rats ‘turn from tolerated, illegitimate, but invisible waste-workers, to ‘trash animals’ (1). This dramatic scene which opens Animal Places ‘shows how space, place and human-animal relations intersect, thereby producing diversity of effect, boundary work and political action’ (1 ...


[Review] James Hevia, Animal Labor And Colonial Warfare. Chicago University Press, 2018. 328pp, Peta Tait 2019 La Trobe University

[Review] James Hevia, Animal Labor And Colonial Warfare. Chicago University Press, 2018. 328pp, Peta Tait

Animal Studies Journal

James Hevia’s very accomplished history, Animal Labor and Colonial Warfare, actually contains more than one history. A history of the military’s reliance on nonhuman animal (animal) labour emerges from a history of the administrative procedures of a British colonial regime. Some years ago, I went searching for this type of animal history to contextualize colonial war re-enactments with circus and menagerie animals. Hevia provides statistical information about the animals involved in colonial military ventures, breaking down the figures by species and compiling total numbers and percentages. He develops an in-depth analysis of the monumental scale of animal deployment ...


Remembering The Huia: Extinction And Nostalgia In A Bird World, Cameron Boyle 2019 Lincoln University

Remembering The Huia: Extinction And Nostalgia In A Bird World, Cameron Boyle

Animal Studies Journal

This paper examines the role of nostalgia in practices of remembering the Huia, an extinct bird endemic to Aotearoa New Zealand. It suggests that nostalgia for the Huia specifically, and New Zealand's indigenous birds more generally, has occurred as both restorative nostalgia and reflective nostalgia. It argues that the former problematically looks to recreate a past world in which birds flourished. In contrast, the paintings of Bill Hammond and the sound art of Sally Ann McIntyre are drawn on to explore the potential of reflective nostalgia for remembering the Huia, and New Zealand's extinct indigenous birds more generally ...


Life And Death With Horses: Gillian Mears’ Novel Foal’S Bread, Deborah Wardle 2019 RMIT University

Life And Death With Horses: Gillian Mears’ Novel Foal’S Bread, Deborah Wardle

Animal Studies Journal

Gillian Mears’ novel Foal’s Bread (2011) invites an examination of horses in fiction, opening a platform for exploring the horse in Australian literature from a zoocritical perspective. This paper argues that writing horses into stories involves addressing, indeed flouting the ‘sin’ of anthropomorphism. The problems and paradoxes of ascribing subjectivity to fictional equine characters are discussed. The death of the main equine character, Magpie, is framed as a site of disregard, an example of human disconnection from the lives and deaths of animals. Using excerpts from the award-wining novel, Foal’s Bread, as well as examples from other equine ...


Cloud 9: Bringing The Abstract To Light, Thomas N. Gillette 2019 West Virginia University

Cloud 9: Bringing The Abstract To Light, Thomas N. Gillette

Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports

This document chronicles my journey designing the lighting for Carol Churchill’s Cloud 9 in the Creative Arts Center at West Virginia University. Starting with the initial read, this paper will continue through the early meetings and initial concepts discussed by the design team. Proceeding through the evolution of the design up to and throughout the tech process and will conclude with an evaluation of the overall experience. I have also provided a combination of paperwork items which were essential in the mounting of the production including: light plot, the channel hookup, cue list, and the EOS magic sheet. In ...


Roses & Thorns, Stephanie Alaniz 2019 West Virginia University

Roses & Thorns, Stephanie Alaniz

Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports

This written thesis has been created alongside the thesis exhibition shown in the Laura Mesaros Gallery at West Virginia University (displayed March 18th to March 22nd). The work presented consisted of drawings, bookmaking, and various forms of printmaking and collage. This body of work is meant to create an analysis of insecurities and body positivity we associate with our physical selves. This work is a collective experience that has been a collaboration with over 80 participants. The number of participants help to create a larger overall collective voice. By creating this collective voice, we can experience these feelings together and ...


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