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Archives, Artwork, And A Garden: The John Stokes And Mary’S Gardens Collection At The University Of Dayton, Kayla Harris Dec 2017

Archives, Artwork, And A Garden: The John Stokes And Mary’S Gardens Collection At The University Of Dayton, Kayla Harris

Kayla Harris

The University of Dayton hosted a unique exhibit in the spring of 2017 highlighting the John Stokes and Mary’s Gardens archival collection. In addition to materials from the collection, the exhibit also featured a live garden with flowers named for the Blessed Virgin Mary inside the library, and specially commissioned artwork by artist Holly Schapker. The library was able to reach different audiences and hopes this will serve as an example in thinking of more interactive ways for visitors to experience an archival exhibit.


Bodies Of Water: Somebody | Nobody (For E.D.), Clark Lunberry Dec 2017

Bodies Of Water: Somebody | Nobody (For E.D.), Clark Lunberry

Clark Lunberry

On a pond adjacent to the University of North Florida’s Thomas G. Carpenter Library, parts of Emily Dickinson’s well-known poem about being a “Nobody” were recently written on the water. During the fall of 2014, the familiar words of that poem’s opening line – “I’m Nobody! Who are you?” – appeared to float upon the library’s pond, reflecting vividly in the light of day (yet disappearing entirely in the dark of night). While inside the library’s large open stairway, on the tall windows that face directly out onto that pond, the first line of the poem ...


That’S The Beauty Of It, Or, Why John Ashbery Is Not A Painter, Clark Lunberry Dec 2017

That’S The Beauty Of It, Or, Why John Ashbery Is Not A Painter, Clark Lunberry

Clark Lunberry

The poet John Ashbery lived in Paris from roughly 1955 to 1965. It was during this period that Ashbery began writing art reviews, often examining the work of various Americans also living in Paris at this time. Among the many painters Ashbery was to review and publish about, one was the Chicago-born, Paris-based abstract expressionist Joan Mitchell and an exhibition of hers at a Paris gallery in 1964. In this essay I examine the early, more ““abstract”” poetry that Ashbery was developing during this period, thinking about it alongside the paintings of Mitchell (and, in particular, his writings about them ...


The Culturator: Film Noir Meets Bike Culture, Daniel Dean Oct 2017

The Culturator: Film Noir Meets Bike Culture, Daniel Dean

Daniel Dean

Part of this weekend’s nuit blanche Northern Spark festival, project Mobile Experiential Cinema invites goers to embark on a rambling, bicycle-mounted, multi-location cinematic experience that blends bike culture with locally-bred film. Created by artists Daniel Dean and Ben Moren, the project launched alongside the inaugural Northern Spark fest last year as an interactive projected film-focused group ride featuring live performance elements and urban exploration embodying all plot twists and theatrical curve balls we’ve come to expect from the mystery genre. We caught up with Mobile Experiential Cinema collaborators Dean and Moren to chat about the project’s creation ...


Materiality In Site Responsive Art, Daniel Dean, John W. Kim Oct 2017

Materiality In Site Responsive Art, Daniel Dean, John W. Kim

Daniel Dean

Daniel Dean and Ben Moren are both longtime contributors to MAW. Sharing an interest in experimental filmmaking, they formed Mobile Experiential Cinema (MEC) in 2011 for a Northern Spark commission to explore site-specific projection. They have subsequently collaborated on several works that explore comparable themes and ideologies. MEC makes use of the Mobile Broadcasting Unit developed by MAW as a platform for their own work, but Dean and Moren make significant changes to the outfit to facilitate their divergent approach to site-specific, responsive projection. The last section highlighted how site was not a central concern in MAW’s public projections ...


All Around Us, Anne M. Giangiulio Sep 2017

All Around Us, Anne M. Giangiulio

Anne M. Giangiulio

Grandpa says circles are all around us. He points to the rainbow that rises high in the sky after a thundercloud has come. “Can you see? That’s only half of the circle. The rest of it is down below, in the earth.” He and his granddaughter meditate on gardens and seeds, on circles seen and unseen, inside and outside us, on where our bodies come from and where they return to. They share and create family traditions in this stunning exploration of the cycles of life and nature.


Multifractal Structure In Nonrepresentational Art, Jonas R. Mureika, C. C. Dyer, G. C. Cupchik Sep 2017

Multifractal Structure In Nonrepresentational Art, Jonas R. Mureika, C. C. Dyer, G. C. Cupchik

Jonas Mureika

Multifractal analysis techniques are applied to patterns in several abstract expressionist artworks, painted by various artists. The analysis is carried out on two distinct types of structures: the physical patterns formed by a specific color (“blobs”) and patterns formed by the luminance gradient between adjacent colors (“edges”). It is found that the multifractal analysis method applied to “blobs” cannot distinguish between artists of the same movement, yielding a multifractal spectrum of dimensions between about 1.5 and 1.8. The method can distinguish between different types of images, however, as demonstrated by studying a radically different type of art. The ...


Partnering With A University Garden For A Non-Traditional Materials Fashion Design Assignment: Collaboration, Creativity, And Community Engagement, Ellen Carol Mckinney Aug 2017

Partnering With A University Garden For A Non-Traditional Materials Fashion Design Assignment: Collaboration, Creativity, And Community Engagement, Ellen Carol Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

The innovative teaching strategy was partnering with a University Garden to obtain non-traditional materials for advanced fashion design students' creative projects. Situated on a 17-acre site, the University Garden is a year-round attraction features distinct gardens both indoors and outdoors on a 17-acre campus, a Conservatory with seasonal displays, a 2,500-square-foot Butterfly Wing, and a Gift Shop. Benefits of this partnership included: (a) unique materials for students to work with, (b) improved cross-departmental relationships, and (b) opportunities for students to engage the local community with their creative work. The purpose of this teaching strategy was to find a new ...


Why Do They Sew? A Need To Discover The Motives Of Young Women To Sew Their Own Clothing, Addie Martindale, Ellen Mckinney Aug 2017

Why Do They Sew? A Need To Discover The Motives Of Young Women To Sew Their Own Clothing, Addie Martindale, Ellen Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

The interest in home sewing has seen a resurgence over the last decade, with the fastest growing segment of sewers being young women (IBISWorld, 2014). These women are interested in interested in do-it-yourself fashion and creating unique items for themselves. It has been over 20 years since motivations of home sewers have been studied and this young segment has yet to be researched. This proposed study aims to investigate the motivations that drive these women to sew clothing when ready-made clothing is cheaply available. Pilot study results indicate interesting motivational changes from previous research reveling emerging themes associated with garment ...


Gallery Walk: An Activity In Flat Patternmaking For Practice And Critical Thinking About The Application Of Darts And Dart Equivalents, April Elisha Stanley, Ellen Mckinney Aug 2017

Gallery Walk: An Activity In Flat Patternmaking For Practice And Critical Thinking About The Application Of Darts And Dart Equivalents, April Elisha Stanley, Ellen Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

The innovative strategy for a flat patternmaking course was to incorporate a Gallery Walk for students to practice applying their knowledge of darts and dart equivalents as an in-class exercise. The purpose in introducing the Gallery Walk in the flat patternmaking class was to engage students in critical thinking and problem-solving about darts and dart manipulations. This Gallery Walk displayed pictures of darts and dart equivalents for students to identify. This allowed student to analyze the similarities and differences of darts and dart equivalents and determine the correct placement of the pictures within the gallery. The findings revealed the Gallery ...


Comparison Matrix And Venn Diagram: Making Comparisons In Flat Patternmaking., April Elisha Stanley, Ellen Mckinney Aug 2017

Comparison Matrix And Venn Diagram: Making Comparisons In Flat Patternmaking., April Elisha Stanley, Ellen Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

The innovative strategy was piloted in an existing flat patternmaking course. In the current curriculum, students do not utilize any formal comparison tools to compare patternmaking concepts, i.e. dart types, stylelines, and so on. To engage students in making patternmaking comparisons, students were introduced to the use of a comparison matrix and Venn diagram. These comparison tools would allow students to practice identifying and thinking critically about the similarities and differences of patternmaking concepts such as dart types and stylelines. An inventory of student responses was compiled by the instructor after the class period, which permitted further instructor evaluation ...


Concept Maps: Graphic Organizers For Flat Patternmaking, April Elisha Stanley, Ellen Mckinney Aug 2017

Concept Maps: Graphic Organizers For Flat Patternmaking, April Elisha Stanley, Ellen Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

In the current flat patternmaking course, students learn patternmaking concepts from the lecture, textbook, instructor-led demonstrations, and self-practice. The innovative strategy was to introduce students to the use of concept maps to organize relevant patternmaking material. By utilizing concept maps, students can chunk or group the patternmaking concepts, which helps them to remember the material. The effectiveness of the concept maps was observed by the instructor in the class. Students expressed that they liked working in pairs because it allowed them to discuss the patternmaking concepts with another person. Students also stated that the concept maps helped them to think ...


Generating Decision-Making Hypotheses: An Exercise In Critical Thinking To Select Appropriate Slopers For Flat Patternmaking Bodice Designs, April Elisha Stanley, Ellen Mckinney Aug 2017

Generating Decision-Making Hypotheses: An Exercise In Critical Thinking To Select Appropriate Slopers For Flat Patternmaking Bodice Designs, April Elisha Stanley, Ellen Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

The innovative strategy was to introduce students to the concept of generating decision-making hypotheses for flat patternmaking. This would teach students a method of critical thinking to utilize when deciding the appropriate slopers to use in creating basic or original garments. The concept of generating decision-making hypotheses was introduced to students first with a brief explanation and using a general example. Next student were given a context specific example. Then students were required to practice generating their own personal hypotheses for patternmaking. The outcomes were students felt that generating decision-making hypotheses helped them to think more critically about their patternmaking ...


Partnering With A University Garden For A Non-Traditional Materials Fashion Design Assignment: Collaboration, Creativity, And Community Engagement, Ellen Carol Mckinney Aug 2017

Partnering With A University Garden For A Non-Traditional Materials Fashion Design Assignment: Collaboration, Creativity, And Community Engagement, Ellen Carol Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

The innovative teaching strategy was partnering with a University Garden to obtain non-traditional materials for advanced fashion design students' creative projects. Situated on a 17-acre site, the University Garden is a year-round attraction features distinct gardens both indoors and outdoors on a 17-acre campus, a Conservatory with seasonal displays, a 2,500-square-foot Butterfly Wing, and a Gift Shop. Benefits of this partnership included: (a) unique materials for students to work with, (b) improved cross-departmental relationships, and (b) opportunities for students to engage the local community with their creative work. The purpose of this teaching strategy was to find a new ...


Delicate Target: A Multi-Dimensional Representation Of Woman Using Rip Digital Printing Software To Enlarging Half-Scale To Full-Scale, Ellen Carol Mckinney Aug 2017

Delicate Target: A Multi-Dimensional Representation Of Woman Using Rip Digital Printing Software To Enlarging Half-Scale To Full-Scale, Ellen Carol Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

Inspiration. The author previously investigated the use of flowers in advertisements targeting women. This connection between women and flowers implies that the ideal woman is delicate and beautiful like a flower. The exploration outcome was a gown that made the wearer look like a rose (McKinney, 2006). The current design's purpose was to create a multi-faceted representation of the female target market. The visually strong black and white target side exterior was juxtaposed with a delicate floral side collaged from apparel, makeup, perfume, and jewelry advertisements. The wearer's self-representation may be controlled by how the reversible vest is ...


Dance Disability And Assistive Technology.Pdf, Merry L. Morris Jul 2017

Dance Disability And Assistive Technology.Pdf, Merry L. Morris

Merry L. Morris

This dissertation explores the catalytic relationships between dance, disability, and assistive technology design, foregrounding the ways in which dance practice/theory can provoke a re-imagination of both disability and the assistive device design. The research delves into the ways in which dance practice is ideally situated to continue intervening in negative constructions of disability by intentionally provoking current signifiers which reify the disabled body as dependent, restricted, tragic, static, and powerless. Specifically, I investigate one powerful signifier: the assistive device (e.g., wheelchair, crutch, prosthetic). I seek a critical endeavor into how disability perceptions may be transformed through dance by ...


Chapter Vi A Prototype Intervention- Towards An Embodied Socio-Spatial Design Paradigm.Docx, Merry L. Morris Jul 2017

Chapter Vi A Prototype Intervention- Towards An Embodied Socio-Spatial Design Paradigm.Docx, Merry L. Morris

Merry L. Morris

This chapter is an excerpt from my published dissertation. In the chapter, I propose a new paradigm for thinking about design: Embodied, Socio-Spatial Design (ESD) generated from a dance perspective. I use a Laban Movement Analysis framework to help flesh out this paradigm and I use these ideas to discuss and analyze a unique prototype wheelchair design for use in dance, with application outside of dance as well.


Chapter V Dance And Disability Meet Assistive Technology.Docx, Merry L. Morris Jul 2017

Chapter V Dance And Disability Meet Assistive Technology.Docx, Merry L. Morris

Merry L. Morris

This is an excerpted chapter from my published dissertation. In the chapter, I discuss the ways in which the dance context in intersection with disabled bodies revises notions of assistive technology design. By looking at what dancers and choreographers working within the disability community are doing (or attempting to do) with the assistive device, and foregrounding the agency of the device, as another “body,” new conceptions for what the device can enable rise to the surface. The words of “partnership,” “bodily extension,” and “helper,” were all themes which surfaced in my research defining the device relationship. From a dance lens ...


A Modest Proposal, Tom Johnson Jul 2017

A Modest Proposal, Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson

No abstract provided.


Water Being Water, Ronald R. Geibert Jul 2017

Water Being Water, Ronald R. Geibert

Ronald Geibert

IQ. DNA. MRI. FYI. In an ever-changing world, we find ourselves conversing with abbreviated acronyms and phrases. They drive today's economy, political agenda, and water cooler chitchat. They define our use of resources and the attention given to matters. Who we are, or think we are, are wrapped around their brevity. In our hurried attempt to sort through the complexities of life we use them to only answer the obvious-How? Unfortunately, an equally important question, Why? is often ignored. The solving of the how of things has generally been left to the scientists and the reasons as to the ...


Family Portraits, Ronald R. Geibert Jul 2017

Family Portraits, Ronald R. Geibert

Ronald Geibert

The gallery guide discusses the exhibition Family Portraits shown at Wright State University from February 22 through March 20, 1987. The exhibition focused on black and white photography.


One Hundred Years Of Street Photography, Ronald R. Geibert Jul 2017

One Hundred Years Of Street Photography, Ronald R. Geibert

Ronald Geibert

A program from an exhibition featuring street photography from a variety of artists including but not limited to Diane Arbus, Alfred Stieglitz, Henri Cartie Bresson, and many more. One Hundred Years of Street Photography ran from February 20 through April 3, 1994. The catalog for this exhibition was originally available via CD-ROM.


Damned If They Ain't Flew, Ronald R. Geibert Jul 2017

Damned If They Ain't Flew, Ronald R. Geibert

Ronald Geibert

An essay highlighting the history and importance of photography for the Wright Brothers to document their lives and their experiments.


Digitizing Lantern Slides In The Warren H. Manning Collection, Bill Yungclas, Melissa Tedone Jun 2017

Digitizing Lantern Slides In The Warren H. Manning Collection, Bill Yungclas, Melissa Tedone

William Yungclas

No abstract provided.


Address Speech For The Exhibition By Part-Time Evening Students Of Window Display Of The Lee Wai Lee Technical Institute 李惠利工業學院夜學課程「櫥窗設計」展覽, 前署理教育處處長(工業) 華德斯先生致辭, Dan Waters Jun 2017

Address Speech For The Exhibition By Part-Time Evening Students Of Window Display Of The Lee Wai Lee Technical Institute 李惠利工業學院夜學課程「櫥窗設計」展覽, 前署理教育處處長(工業) 華德斯先生致辭, Dan Waters

Dr. Dan Waters

Address by Mr. D. D. Waters, I.S.O., 11th June 1982 for the exhibition by part-time evening students of window display of the Lee Wai Lee Technical Institute.


Increasing Patternmaking Students' Understanding Of Measurement Methods And The Relationship Between Body Measurements And Sizes: An Assignment Design, Ellen Mckinney, Fatma Baytar Jun 2017

Increasing Patternmaking Students' Understanding Of Measurement Methods And The Relationship Between Body Measurements And Sizes: An Assignment Design, Ellen Mckinney, Fatma Baytar

Ellen C. McKinney

The purpose of this assignment was for students to (a) learn proper measurement techniques for human measurements and dress forms, (b) become aware of 3D body scanning technology, and (c) understand industry sizing label systems in comparison to personal measurements.


Elegance, An Upscale Specialty Retailer, Uses Data Mining To Solve Vendor Fit Problems, Ellen Mckinney, Steven Mckinney Jun 2017

Elegance, An Upscale Specialty Retailer, Uses Data Mining To Solve Vendor Fit Problems, Ellen Mckinney, Steven Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

Elegance, an upscale specialty retailer with sales over $4 billion, has 30-plus stores nationwide. Store values include providing distinctive merchandise and superior service to customers. The company focuses on the luxury retail market, selling brands including Armani, St. John, Zegna, Ellen Tracy, and Kate Spade. Women's apparel accounts for 35 percent of sales. Elegance is also known for strong vendor relationships, often working closely with vendors to develop products that will be desirable to its client.


Elegance, An Upscale Specialty Retailer, Uses Data Mining To Solve Vendor Fit Problems, Ellen Mckinney, Steven Mckinney Jun 2017

Elegance, An Upscale Specialty Retailer, Uses Data Mining To Solve Vendor Fit Problems, Ellen Mckinney, Steven Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

Elegance, an upscale specialty retailer with sales over $4 billion, has 30-plus stores nationwide. Store values include providing distinctive merchandise and superior service to customers. The company focuses on the luxury retail market, selling brands including Armani, St. John, Zegna, Ellen Tracy, and Kate Spade. Women's apparel accounts for 35 percent of sales. Elegance is also known for strong vendor relationships, often working closely with vendors to develop products that will be desirable to its client.


Elegance, An Upscale Specialty Retailer, Uses Data Mining To Solve Vendor Fit Problems, Ellen Mckinney, Steven Mckinney Jun 2017

Elegance, An Upscale Specialty Retailer, Uses Data Mining To Solve Vendor Fit Problems, Ellen Mckinney, Steven Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

Elegance, an upscale specialty retailer with sales over $4 billion, has 30-plus stores nationwide. Store values include providing distinctive merchandise and superior service to customers. The company focuses on the luxury retail market, selling brands including Armani, St. John, Zegna, Ellen Tracy, and Kate Spade. Women's apparel accounts for 35 percent of sales. Elegance is also known for strong vendor relationships, often working closely with vendors to develop products that will be desirable to its client.


Elegance, An Upscale Specialty Retailer, Uses Data Mining To Solve Vendor Fit Problems, Ellen Mckinney, Steven Mckinney Jun 2017

Elegance, An Upscale Specialty Retailer, Uses Data Mining To Solve Vendor Fit Problems, Ellen Mckinney, Steven Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

Elegance, an upscale specialty retailer with sales over $4 billion, has 30-plus stores nationwide. Store values include providing distinctive merchandise and superior service to customers. The company focuses on the luxury retail market, selling brands including Armani, St. John, Zegna, Ellen Tracy, and Kate Spade. Women's apparel accounts for 35 percent of sales. Elegance is also known for strong vendor relationships, often working closely with vendors to develop products that will be desirable to its client.