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North American Data, Joseph A. Burwell Feb 2019

North American Data, Joseph A. Burwell

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

North American Data fractures and reconfigures pre-existing narratives into new, unauthorized forms of storytelling. Core samples extracted from various narrative sources are reassigned new roles according to their proximity to each other. This paper functions as an introduction to the essential actors and their dramatic inclinations within fluctuating scenarios.


Constraint And Control, Patricia Ayres Feb 2019

Constraint And Control, Patricia Ayres

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

I have long considered themes of the body. Drawing on my knowledge as a fashion designer, I bring materials and hardware from the fashion industry into my artwork transforming and rendering them non-functional. My sculptures relate to stories of isolation, separation, and confinement. The following pages will analyze how the United States penal system controls, constrains and restricts the body through physical and psychological wounds. Furthermore, they will examine how the Catholic Church controls people’s minds and behavior through a ritualistic belief system.


Light Eaters: A Study On The Affect Of Light Depicted Through Different Art Mediums, Samuel Dyck Dec 2018

Light Eaters: A Study On The Affect Of Light Depicted Through Different Art Mediums, Samuel Dyck

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

Humankind has spent its entire history defining and creating the things that make up our physical world. Everyday, humanity continues to discover and create, furthering society’s knowledge and understanding of existence. However, there are facets of nature that have never been entirely understood by mankind, because they have a unique affect on each individual. It is known how a tree manifests and grows but no one can explain the feeling of relief that comes in the shade of a long limbed oak on a cloudless day. Nature is unique in its simplicity and mystery. Artists often use aspects of ...


Audio To Architecture: House Music As A Form Generator, Polina Timchenko Dec 2018

Audio To Architecture: House Music As A Form Generator, Polina Timchenko

Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses

Contemporary music undergoes similar process of creation to that of the design process through computation and variation. House music as a representation of contemporary culture has a layered structure that allows specific characteristics to identify it as house music. Song components can vary and mix in different orders that form new dynamic compositions. I am going to explore the idea that every house music component can be translated into geometry with the use of parametric design techniques.


Surveilled, Rachel Swetnam May 2018

Surveilled, Rachel Swetnam

Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

Debord's "Society the Spectacle" and Delouze’s Deleuze's "Society of Control" both imagine a dystopian future for humanity in a world governed by excessive self-advertisement and mass surveillance. This thesis begins with the observation that, sadly, their two visions have become a reality. Current technologies log our movements through GPS satellite data, and photographs taken by closed-circuit security cameras, or by passers-by on a public street, are constantly cross-checked against databanks of previously-compiled biometric profiles. Every movement and transaction is digitized and recorded, accessible to ever-widening networks of information exchange and surveillance. These data-networks are altering the manner ...


Community-Based Initiatives For Neighborhood And Community Rehabilitation: A Case Study Of The Mission District, San Francisco, California, Francesca Monique Gallardo Jan 2018

Community-Based Initiatives For Neighborhood And Community Rehabilitation: A Case Study Of The Mission District, San Francisco, California, Francesca Monique Gallardo

Theses and projects

Through the case study of San Francisco, CA’s Mission District, this research project addresses how community-based affordable housing development is operationalized to rehabilitate communities and neighborhoods experiencing effects of gentrification, mass displacement, and cultural dilution. My goals were to identify how the processes of building a sense of community, trust, and cohesion- rehabilitating and critical to affordable housing development efforts in the Mission District? And, how are nonprofit community development organizations engaging with these processes in collaboration with citizen and community partners? The final objective is to provide evidence-based strategies to assist other at-risk minority communities and neighborhoods in ...


Desert Pool {If Every Desert Was Once A Sea}, Karen Miranda Abel Sep 2017

Desert Pool {If Every Desert Was Once A Sea}, Karen Miranda Abel

The Goose

Desert Pool {If every desert was once a sea} is a site-specific art project by Canadian artist Karen Miranda Abel completed in 2016 while artist-in-residence at Joya: arte + ecología, an arts-led research centre situated in an alpine desert within a national park in southern Spain. The elemental installation represents an envisioning of the ancient sea that occupied the Sierra de María-Los Vélez Natural Park millions of years before the current desert ecology, a time when its highest mountain peaks may have been islands.


Threshold, Kristin King Apr 2016

Threshold, Kristin King

CGU MFA Theses

My work explores the nature of interiority and exteriority, the relationship between the centered inner self and the peripheral, the physicality of occupying the inside of a space or viewing that space from the outside.


The Spatiality In Storytelling, Xiang Yu Jan 2016

The Spatiality In Storytelling, Xiang Yu

Masters Theses

Theatre has always been played a irreplaceable role in people’s lives, even nowadays where people have multiple choices for entertainment. Some theater architecture has also become the symbol of the city, such as Paris Opéra and Sydney Opera House. By taking a close look at various case studies, one will understand how the theatre architecture corresponds with their city representing its history, culture and visions for the future.

The development of my thesis is based on the integration of the ‘space’ of storytelling and the space of design. Will the quality of space bring out the memories that have ...


Performing Conquest And Resistance In The Streets Of Eighteenth Century Potosí: Identity And Artifice In The Cityscapes Of Gaspar Miguel De Berrío And Melchor Pérez De Holguín, Agnieszka A. Ficek Dec 2015

Performing Conquest And Resistance In The Streets Of Eighteenth Century Potosí: Identity And Artifice In The Cityscapes Of Gaspar Miguel De Berrío And Melchor Pérez De Holguín, Agnieszka A. Ficek

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This thesis examines the ways in which Potosí's two most influential colonial artists represented the urban dynamics of race, class and labor in their depictions of the Andean 'City of Silver' during the eighteenth century, when silver production, profits and population were dramatically declining.


Threshold, Kristin King Nov 2015

Threshold, Kristin King

CGU MFA Theses

My work explores the nature of interiority and exteriority, the relationship between the centered inner self and the peripheral, the physicality of occupying the inside of a space or viewing that space from the outside.


Weitz Cec Art Viewbook, Weitz Cec Jan 2015

Weitz Cec Art Viewbook, Weitz Cec

Programs and Brochures

This brochure lists art purchased through the building fund or donated to the Weitz CEC. The core collection was acquired through a competitive process open to UNO faculty, staff, students, and local area artists. A committee comprised of art and design professionals and university volunteers selected works that represent both the individual artist’s interpretation of the Weitz CEC vision and the collective talent of Omaha’s vibrant visual arts community.


More Is The Same, Tyler Reeves Nansen Jan 2015

More Is The Same, Tyler Reeves Nansen

Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers

Nansen, Tyler, M.F.A. Spring 2015

More Is The Same

Chairperson: Associate Professor Trey Hill

More is the Same is the result of my examination of the perception of space in relation to architecture and landscape. By embracing modern concepts of the grid, formalism and design, this compilation of personal experiences and memories, manifests as post-minimal sculptures. However, when considering the hierarchy of importance in my work this involves pure visual perception over any specific narrative. The final product is an exhibition which elicits a perceptual experience for its viewer.

My work is about space and the creation of ...


Interpreting, Stephanie Jo Kent May 2014

Interpreting, Stephanie Jo Kent

Doctoral Dissertations

What do community interpreting for the Deaf in western societies, conference interpreting for the European Parliament, and language brokering in international management have in common? Academic research and professional training have historically emphasized the linguistic and cognitive challenges of interpreting, neglecting or ignoring the social aspects that structure communication. All forms of interpreting are inherently social; they involve relationships among at least three people and two languages. The contexts explored here, American Sign Language/English interpreting and spoken language interpreting within the European Parliament, show that simultaneous interpreting involves attitudes, norms and values about intercultural communication that overemphasize information and ...


Canvas And Catalyst: Reinventing Urban Space, Ricardo A. Borges Jan 2013

Canvas And Catalyst: Reinventing Urban Space, Ricardo A. Borges

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

As an intervention strategy set amid a stark and neglected, yet highly energized urban setting of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this project seeks to relieve a stagnating urban condition through the introduction of contemporary and dynamic forms of expression. Skateboarding and street art can be seen as interpretative modes of action that reinvent objects, spaces, and conditions within the urban landscape, lending creative and engaging gestures to the everyday. As (sub) cultural expressions in their own right, these practices transcend their mere formal representations, and present unique identities, spaces, and modes of engagement within a society, initiating a creative mindset and DIY ...


The Decagonal Tomb Tower At Maragha And Its Architectural Context: Lines Of Mathematical Thought, Carol Bier Jan 2012

The Decagonal Tomb Tower At Maragha And Its Architectural Context: Lines Of Mathematical Thought, Carol Bier

Carol Bier

No abstract provided.


Glorious Constructions: The Struggle To Preserve Salvation-Themed Visionary Art Environments, Molly Elaine Sheehan Nov 2010

Glorious Constructions: The Struggle To Preserve Salvation-Themed Visionary Art Environments, Molly Elaine Sheehan

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Salvation-themed art environments are a roadside rarity, built out of a strong visionary dedication to God, but the sites are disappearing simply because the work is misunderstood. The historiography on the subject is sparse, trending more toward coffee table books with big glossy pictures than real scholarly endeavors, but the consensus among all has been clear. The sites are a valuable part of the recent American cultural landscape, crossing several scholarly fields - art, architecture, and history - and uniting them into a cohesive preservation movement. On a series of trips to visit, see, and experience five of these sites, I began ...


South Kingstown Ri: New Zoning For An Historic Mill, Maggie Jones, Richard Barringer Aug 2006

South Kingstown Ri: New Zoning For An Historic Mill, Maggie Jones, Richard Barringer

Planning

The village of Peace Dale in the town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, developed around several mills that commenced operations in the 1800s. One mill, known as the Palisades, is still partially active and in excellent condition, but much of its square footage is unutilized. A citizens’ group of artists and business people joined with the mill owners and the town of South Kingstown to develop new zoning regulations to make more flexible the permitted uses for the mill site. The proposed zoning will allow the mill complex to feature a mix of retail, residential, and manufacturing uses, while preserving ...


Villa Le Lac: Une Petite Maison, Noel Brady Jan 2006

Villa Le Lac: Une Petite Maison, Noel Brady

Articles

An exploration of the small villa, Une Petit Maison by le Corbusier, outling the basis for its design and execution and place in its landscape.


The Creative Economy In Maine: Measurement & Analysis, Richard Barringer, Charles S. Colgan, Douglas Denatale, Jennifer Hutchins, Deborah Smith, Gregory Wassall Jan 2004

The Creative Economy In Maine: Measurement & Analysis, Richard Barringer, Charles S. Colgan, Douglas Denatale, Jennifer Hutchins, Deborah Smith, Gregory Wassall

Economics and Finance

The Creative Economy is today a large and important part of Maine’s economy. The data in this study show that both the arts & culture and technology sectors of the Creative Economy are large and growing. Arts & culture industries have exhibited particularly strong employment growth at a time when major parts of our technology industries have seen significant employment declines. Although concentrated in urban areas, arts & culture industries flourish throughout Maine, and it is outside urban counties that this economy particularly blooms during the summer.


Penny Dreadful Commission Comics No. 5, Students Of Risd May 1989

Penny Dreadful Commission Comics No. 5, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

Penny Dreadful Commission was a student organization that wanted to "demonstrate the range and expressive power of comic art by presenting a varied collection of work." All comics were student-submitted, and the publication was entirely student-run. This is issue No. 5 from May 1, 1989.


Penny Dreadful Commission Comics No. 4, Students Of Risd Apr 1989

Penny Dreadful Commission Comics No. 4, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

Penny Dreadful Commission was a student organization that wanted to "demonstrate the range and expressive power of comic art by presenting a varied collection of work." All comics were student-submitted, and the publication was entirely student-run. This is issue No. 4 dated April 1, 1989.


Penny Dreadful Commission Comics No. 3, Students Of Risd Mar 1989

Penny Dreadful Commission Comics No. 3, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

Penny Dreadful Commission was a student organization that wanted to "demonstrate the range and expressive power of comic art by presenting a varied collection of work." The issue of March 1, 1989 has a cover that parodies Time magazine.


Penny Dreadful Commission Comics No. 2, Students Of Risd Feb 1989

Penny Dreadful Commission Comics No. 2, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

Penny Dreadful Commission was a student organization that wanted to "demonstrate the range and expressive power of comic art by presenting a varied collection of work." This is issue No. 2 dated February 1, 1989.


Penny Dreadful Commission Comics No. 1, Students Of Risd Jan 1989

Penny Dreadful Commission Comics No. 1, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

Penny Dreadful Commission was a student organization at RISD that wanted to "demonstrate the range and expressive power of comic art by presenting a varied collection of work." All comics were student-submitted, and the publication was entirely student-run. This is issue No. 1 dated January 1, 1989.


Time To Appoint A City Artist, Chester Smolski Feb 1975

Time To Appoint A City Artist, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"During the past several weeks, while Providence's new mayor has been sorting out priorities and charting new directions for the first new administration in a decade, a plethora of suggestions has been advanced for ways to make Providence a better place in which to live."


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 20, No. 4, Earl F. Robacker, Ada Robacker, Christian B. Newswanger, Wayne E. Homan, Robert I. Schneider, John E. Stinsmen, Martha S. Best, Cecelia Whitman, Edna Eby Heller, David W. Thompson, Edward S. Gifford Jr. Jul 1971

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 20, No. 4, Earl F. Robacker, Ada Robacker, Christian B. Newswanger, Wayne E. Homan, Robert I. Schneider, John E. Stinsmen, Martha S. Best, Cecelia Whitman, Edna Eby Heller, David W. Thompson, Edward S. Gifford Jr.

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Flight of the Distelfink
• The Newswangers, Interpreters of Amish Life
• The Sorrow Song of Susanna Cox
• Country Butcher: An Interview with Newton Bachman
• "Swing Your Partner": Folk Dancing at the Festival
• Festival Highlights
• Folk Festival Program
• Leaving the Festival with Thoughts of Food
• Spindrift: The Old Dog Churn
• Candy Making in the Dutch Country
• Gee, Haw and Geehaw
• The Evil Eye in Philadelphia
• The Country School: Folk-Cultural Questionnaire No. 20


"Functionalism" - A Source Of Misunderstanding, Carl Steere Myrus Jun 1971

"Functionalism" - A Source Of Misunderstanding, Carl Steere Myrus

Full list of publications from School of Architecture

Myrus sheds light on the much more nuanced definition of the term "functionalism" than is typically understood, noting its abuse, redefinition, and misuse in contemporary contexts.


Architecture As Responsibility, William G. Reckmeyer Jun 1971

Architecture As Responsibility, William G. Reckmeyer

Full list of publications from School of Architecture

Reckmeyer discusses the essence of Architecture as a unique form of art.


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 13, No. 4, Earl F. Robacker, Alexander Marshall, Don Yoder, Amos Long Jr., Susanna Brinton, Edna Eby Heller, George L. Moore, Phil R. Jack Jul 1964

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 13, No. 4, Earl F. Robacker, Alexander Marshall, Don Yoder, Amos Long Jr., Susanna Brinton, Edna Eby Heller, George L. Moore, Phil R. Jack

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Stoneware: Stepchild of Early Pottery
• The Days of Auld Lang Syne
• Grout-Kootch, Coldframe, and Hotbed
• Memories of Three Spring Farm
• Folk Festival Program
• Saffron Cookery
• My Childhood Games
• Western Pennsylvania Epitaphs