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Manual / Issue Five, Amy Pickworth, Editor, Sarah Ganz Blythe, Editor, S. Hollis Mickey, Editor, Jen Bervin, Jean Blackburn, Gina Borromeo, Laurie Brewer, A. Will Brown, Bolaji Campbell, Dennis Congdon, Jeremy Diller, Jan Howard, Kate Irvin, Maureen C. O'Brien, Emily J. Peters, Siebren Versteeg, Elizabeth A. Williams, C. D. Wright Oct 2015

Manual / Issue Five, Amy Pickworth, Editor, Sarah Ganz Blythe, Editor, S. Hollis Mickey, Editor, Jen Bervin, Jean Blackburn, Gina Borromeo, Laurie Brewer, A. Will Brown, Bolaji Campbell, Dennis Congdon, Jeremy Diller, Jan Howard, Kate Irvin, Maureen C. O'Brien, Emily J. Peters, Siebren Versteeg, Elizabeth A. Williams, C. D. Wright

Journals

Manual, a journal about art and its making. Unfinished. Loose threads unknotted. Ideas unrealized. Outlines left bare. Function unperformed. Patterns uncut. Luster removed with time and wear. We rarely examine unfinished things. The unfinished is easily overlooked in favor of the fully rendered and complete, but consider those sketchy lines, those fraying ends: the unfinished has potency. The unfinished offers evidence of process, reveals traces of technique, trembles with latent possibility. The essays, images, and projects presented in the fifth issue of Manual attend to the fluid potential of objects that are in some way incomplete.


A Guide To Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts Division Sep 2015

A Guide To Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts Division

A Guide to Liberal Arts

As part of earning a bachelor’s degree, all students devote a significant portion of their overall study at RISD to learning across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Additional opportunities to focus one’s study in a concentration, or minor, can augment one’s studio major. This guide serves as a road map to intergrating Liberal Arts studies with studio work.


Ise Annual Report 2014-2015, Intercultural Student Engagement Office, Anthony Johnson Jun 2015

Ise Annual Report 2014-2015, Intercultural Student Engagement Office, Anthony Johnson

Intercultural Student Engagement (ISE) Annual Reports

The ISE Annual Report 2014-2015 is a year in review containing a message from the director, staff updates, community programs, statistics and general report of the work of this office. Our Mission: The office of Intercultural Student Engagement (ISE) fosters multicultural understanding and personalized support at RISD by engaging its community through programming, advocacy, and specialized services. ISE believes in the power of art and design to unleash our inherent curiosity, constantly broadening and reshaping our understanding of the human experience. ISE envisions an artistic community where the breadth of the human dignity is creatively realized, inspiring everyone to collectively ...


Objects In Mind, Leah Kenttämaa-Squires May 2015

Objects In Mind, Leah Kenttämaa-Squires

Masters Theses

Daily distractions and interruptions are abundant and often cause anxiety, irritability, and impatience. The world is constantly in a battle for our attention making it difficult to be in one moment. Our continuous motion of both body and mind to combat these constant disturbances cause us to lose perspective, become quick to make judgments, and unable to recognize errors. We no longer take time to fully consider where our thoughts are leading, nor do we allow for a moment to let our thoughts go.

An object can promote open-minded thought by altering our perception or perspective of it, preventing automatic ...


The Self Reconfigured, Soe Yu Nwe May 2015

The Self Reconfigured, Soe Yu Nwe

Masters Theses

In my work, I explore different ways of narrating my experience of alienation, confusion, pain, and psychological confinement as a cultural outsider. I seek to create narrative spaces that explore the spatial relationships between the fragmented and dislocated self with the surrounding environment along with a yearning for connection. I convey these experiences through the use of symbols (house, shrine, vessel, and snake) as metaphors for the self. As a third generation Chinese immigrant in Myanmar, I look back to Buddhist and Animistic practices in my native country, in addition to Chinese cultural practices, for inspiration in my work. The ...


Multiple Influences: From Witnessing Language To Performing It, Viviane Jalil May 2015

Multiple Influences: From Witnessing Language To Performing It, Viviane Jalil

Masters Theses

5The relationship between language and tools has always been one of influence. Our devices—pens, keyboards, smartphones—make language visible and affect its form and structure. But this exchange goes both ways: all acts of reading and writing are mediated by our expectations of content, and the instruments used to access it.

As modes of communication evolve, so too do the ways in which we think through language, creating a dynamic of perpetual adaptation. With the growing impact of technology upon our behaviors, this dialogue is becoming imbalanced, affecting how we engage with others, how we approach our machines, and ...


A Slight Hysterical Tendency, Allison Baker May 2015

A Slight Hysterical Tendency, Allison Baker

Masters Theses

Sexuality, sculpture, and sadness as sites of female subversion.

A woman's internalized suffering and sadness is deployed as an act of resistance. Women have a long lineage of historically tragic female figures, particularly authors and artists that disrupt the status quo by relishing and thriving and they wallow in their sorrow. Women's collective and overwhelming sadness is both a singular and unified protest against cultural and social systems of oppression. Sad girls are bad girls.


Handle, Wei Lah Poh May 2015

Handle, Wei Lah Poh

Masters Theses

Handle pays homage to the everyday object. Since Duchamp’s appropriation of the porcelain urinal with his work The Fountain (1917), we have been conceptually challenged to prod the notion of what art can be. While Duchamp denied utility, my process shifts and redefines originally intended utility in the context of enamelware. Through my work, I re-situate these everyday objects made from enameled metal, onto the body as jewelry.

Historically, the objects that comprise enameled domestic kitchenware objects—from pots and pans to spoons and forks to bowls and plates—were common objects, and were handled and utilized everyday. Once ...


Untitled, Esme Choi May 2015

Untitled, Esme Choi

Masters Theses

‘I’ is the most difficult entity for me to identify. The meaning of self, as I get closer, slips away. Sometimes I feel akin to one identity, and at other times, another. None of them feels completely accurate. In these moments of uncertainty, I remind myself that possessing multiple selves is acceptable and that in the spaces between them resides the power and possibility for eventually finding and defining my true self. My parents gave me four different names at different times due to our religion, Buddhism. At present, my name is Esme here in the United States, while in ...


Speculative Politics -Fictionalized Spectacle, Prin Limphongpand May 2015

Speculative Politics -Fictionalized Spectacle, Prin Limphongpand

Masters Theses

Speculative Politics—Fictionalized Spectacle posits an alternate model for design practice. Borrowing from the genre of science fiction, this design approach activates consideration of possible realities and cultural forms. It raises questions and invents problems instead of solving them. By imagining technologies, policies, laws, and conditions that do not yet exist, design becomes an agent of investigation to highlight current and future social, cultural, and political conditions.

The projects within this thesis reconsider our present situations through methods of speculative documentation. The act of documentation becomes a process of manipulating notions of truth to render fictions from reality. Using subversion ...


Mealspace : Beyond The Table, Lauren Tedeschi May 2015

Mealspace : Beyond The Table, Lauren Tedeschi

Masters Theses

This is a chronicle of a tableware enthusiast who set out to share her ideas by designing for the everyday eater. The quest began with questioning what an ideal meal experience is and why it revolves around a static, flat table. What are the aspects of present-day eating scenarios that could be improved upon? I considered the conventions of dining, studying traditional forms, materials and spaces related to this practice, and proposed new ways of eating. I designed props for establishing a new kind of mealspace, the objects and events paired together as performances. Each project or act is documented ...


Make Every Day Count: Longing, Vision, & Painting, Sarah R. Pater May 2015

Make Every Day Count: Longing, Vision, & Painting, Sarah R. Pater

Masters Theses

Images are non-verbal holders of narrative and meaning in Western culture. Historically, painting served this function—a job that we now generally give to digital photography and cinema. One task for contemporary painting, then, might simply be as a self-reflective metaphor for the experience of vision that is mostly lost in photographic technologies: seeing as looking plus touching. Paintings are simultaneously objects and images—corporeal material constructions and visceral illusionary fields. Given the current state of rapid image production, consumption, and instrumentalization, painting’s insistence on singularity and a more ‘composed gaze’—one that asks the viewer to re-read—stands ...


[Nos]Otros, Lucia Monge May 2015

[Nos]Otros, Lucia Monge

Masters Theses

Environmental issues are part of our daily conversations but not as common in our everyday considerations. The times call on us to approach things differently. We must find alternative ways to relate to each other and to understand the real issues of our ecology. We cannot perceive the whole through our accustomed senses, so we must open and expand our perception. Art offers that possibility, allowing for points of contact across distance while physically representing that space in between.

How do we relate to other living beings around us, determine what is living, and decide who is part of our ...


2015 Program Booklet, Rhode Island School Of Design May 2015

2015 Program Booklet, Rhode Island School Of Design

Collection (annual runway show) 2007-Present

Official Collection 2015 Program distributed at the event.


Manual / Issue Four, Amy Pickworth, Editor, Sarah Ganz Blythe, Editor, S. Hollis Mickey, Editor, Lawrence Berman, A. Will Brown, Linda Catano, Spencer Finch, Jessica Helfend, Kate Irvin, Dominic Molon, Maggie Nelson, Ingrid Neuman, Margot Mcilwain Nishimura, Karen B. Schloss, Anna Strickland, Louis Van Tilborgh, Oda Van Maanen, Elizabeth A. Williams Apr 2015

Manual / Issue Four, Amy Pickworth, Editor, Sarah Ganz Blythe, Editor, S. Hollis Mickey, Editor, Lawrence Berman, A. Will Brown, Linda Catano, Spencer Finch, Jessica Helfend, Kate Irvin, Dominic Molon, Maggie Nelson, Ingrid Neuman, Margot Mcilwain Nishimura, Karen B. Schloss, Anna Strickland, Louis Van Tilborgh, Oda Van Maanen, Elizabeth A. Williams

Journals

Manual, a journal about art and its making. Blue.The fourth issue. Indigo blue, ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, cerulean blue, zaffre blue, indanthrone blue, phthalo blue, cyan blue, Han blue, French blue, Berlin blue, Prussian blue, Venetian blue, Dresden blue, Tiffany blue, Lanvin blue, Majorelle blue, International Klein Blue, Facebook blue. The names given to different shades of blue speak of plants, minerals, and modern chemistry; exoticism, global trade, and national pride; capitalist branding and pure invention. The fourth issue of Manual is a meditation on blue. From precious substance to controllable algorithm to the wide blue yonder, join us ...


Design For Transitions - From And To What?, Cameron Tonkinwise Jan 2015

Design For Transitions - From And To What?, Cameron Tonkinwise

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Matafunctional/Metafictional Objects, Paolo Cardini Jan 2015

Matafunctional/Metafictional Objects, Paolo Cardini

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Urban Eden, Anne Tate Jan 2015

Urban Eden, Anne Tate

Articles

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Critical Design And The Critical Social Sciences, Damian White Jan 2015

Critical Design And The Critical Social Sciences, Damian White

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What Makes A Technology Appropriate?, Barrett Hazeltine Jan 2015

What Makes A Technology Appropriate?, Barrett Hazeltine

Articles

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A Company Town, Daniel Peltz, Sheridan Coleman Jan 2015

A Company Town, Daniel Peltz, Sheridan Coleman

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The Challenges Of Beginning A Scholarly Debate In The 21st Century, Jo Guldi Jan 2015

The Challenges Of Beginning A Scholarly Debate In The 21st Century, Jo Guldi

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On Creative Dialectics, Ian Gonsher Jan 2015

On Creative Dialectics, Ian Gonsher

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Risd Fact Book 2015, Institutional Research Jan 2015

Risd Fact Book 2015, Institutional Research

RISD Fact Books

The Office of Institutional Research is pleased to present the RISD Fact Book 2015. During academic year (AY) 2012-13, RISD began working on a new Campus Master Plan. This work continues into 2014-15, including meetings and discussions to get important input from the RISD community. The 2015 Fact Book is a summary of institutional data gathered from many areas of the College, compiled to capture the 2014 fiscal and academic year, as well as the beginning of AY 2014-15.