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The Digital Incunabula: Rock • Paper • Pixels, Patrick Aievoli Oct 2015

The Digital Incunabula: Rock • Paper • Pixels, Patrick Aievoli

Zea E-Books

“The Digital Incunabula is Patrick Aievoli’s personal sonnet through media, interaction and communication design. He carefully crafts each evolutionary step into ripples that are supported by his own storied professional and academic experiences. It’s full of facts, terms and historical information which makes it perfect for anyone looking to flat out learn!” ● James Pannafino, Professor, Millersville University & Interaction Design

“This is a serious work that will find a broad community of readers. The depth and breadth of Aievoli’s experience in the publication industry give his voice and ideas credibility in the extreme. This book will inspire deep ...


Textile Society Of America Newsletter 27:2 — Fall 2015, Textile Society Of America Oct 2015

Textile Society Of America Newsletter 27:2 — Fall 2015, Textile Society Of America

Textile Society of America Newsletters

Letter from the Editor
Introducing Caroline Charuk, TSA's New Membership & Communications Coordinator
Letter from the President
First Three Fellows of TSA Announced: Sheila Hicks, Jack Lenor Larsen, and Ann Pollard Rowe
R. L. Shep Ethnic Textile Book Award: 2014 Awardee Announced [Ralph Isaacs, Sazigyo, Burmese Manuscript Binding Tapes: Women Minisatures of Buddhist Art]; Call for 2015 Book Nominations
Textiles Close Up Report: International Folk Art Market, Santa Fe, July 9–12, 2015
Announcing TSA's Spring 2016 Programs: Asia in Amsterdam at the Peabody Essex Museum and Chin Weaving at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
TSA 2016 Symposium Comes to Savannah
In Memoriam: Patricia Rieff Anawalt, Monica E. Brown, and Tina Kane
Book Reviews: A Red Like No Other: How Cochineal Colored the World, An Epic Story of Art, Culture, Science, and Trade; The Fabric of India; Red & White Quilts: Infinite Variety; and The Culture of ...


Grids And Gestures: A Comics Making Exercise, Nick Sousanis Sep 2015

Grids And Gestures: A Comics Making Exercise, Nick Sousanis

SANE journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education

Grids and Gestures is an exercise intended to offer participants insight into a comics maker’s decision-making process for composing the entire page through the hands-on activity of making an abstract comic. It requires no prior drawing experience and serves to help reexamine what it means to draw. In addition to a description of how to proceed with the exercise, this piece also includes conceptual grounding in the form of a brief theoretical discussion of the ways comics convey meaning as well as personal notes on the development of the exercise and how it has been used.


Visualizing Abolition: Two Graphic Novels And A Critical Approach To Mass Incarceration For The Composition Classroom, Michael Sutcliffe Sep 2015

Visualizing Abolition: Two Graphic Novels And A Critical Approach To Mass Incarceration For The Composition Classroom, Michael Sutcliffe

SANE journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education

This article outlines two graphic novels and an accompanying activity designed to unpack complicated intersections between racism, poverty, and (d)evolving criminal-legal policy. Over 2 million adults are held in U.S. prison facilities, and several million more are under custodial supervision, and it has become clearly unsustainable. In the last decade, there has been a shift in media conversations about criminality, yet only a few suggest decreasing our reliance upon incarceration. In meaningfully different ways, the two novels trace the development of incarceration from its roots in slavery to its contemporary anti-democratic iteration and offer an underpublicized alternative.

Critical ...


Revision In The Multiversity: What Composition Can Learn From The Superhero, David Hyman Sep 2015

Revision In The Multiversity: What Composition Can Learn From The Superhero, David Hyman

SANE journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education

Constant and ongoing revision is the compositional tactic through which many contemporary superhero narratives negotiate the powerful struggle between reiteration of the genre’s past, and creative expression of its future. Instead of a gradual succession of improved renditions of a text, each one effacing and superseding the imperfections of its predecessors, revision is revealed as the production of multiple versions whose differences and diversities are “capable of being in uncertainties”, as Keats describes the creative attitude which he terms Negative Capability: ontologically equal textual variations that wear their inconsistencies openly, and reject the pressure to resolve their multiplicities into ...


Pim Pedagogy: Toward A Loosely Unified Model For Teaching And Studying Comics And Graphic Novels, James B. Carter Sep 2015

Pim Pedagogy: Toward A Loosely Unified Model For Teaching And Studying Comics And Graphic Novels, James B. Carter

SANE journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education

The article debuts and explains "PIM" pedagogy, a construct for teaching comics at the secondary- and post-secondary levels and for deep reading/studying comics. The PIM model for considering comics is actually based in major precepts of education studies, namely constructivist foundations of learning, and loosely unifies constructs inherent therein with other available frames and frameworks for studying comics. As such, the article fills a dire need in the scholarly literature on comics pedagogy and paves a way for those who seek to teach comics courses in the future but who need direction and for those who seek to study ...


Mallory Makes Meaning: How One 8th-Grader Made Meaning With A Graphic Novel, Aimee A. Rogers Sep 2015

Mallory Makes Meaning: How One 8th-Grader Made Meaning With A Graphic Novel, Aimee A. Rogers

SANE journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education

This article presents how one 8th-grader, Mallory, made meaning with Amulet: The Stonekeeper’s Curse by Kazu Kibuishi. Data was collected via a think-aloud procedure, a retrospective think-aloud, questions specific to the book and an interview. The data analysis indicates that Mallory was able to use a breadth of reading strategies, applied to both the visual and textual modalities, in order to make meaning with the graphic novel text.


Lucas Cranach's Samson And Delilah In Northern European Art, Jacqueline S. Spackman May 2015

Lucas Cranach's Samson And Delilah In Northern European Art, Jacqueline S. Spackman

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

This thesis explores images of Samson and Delilah in northern Europe in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. My research focuses primarily on Lucas Cranach’s painting, Samson and Delilah of 1528-30, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. By examining prints and decorative artworks that include the Samson and Delilah narrative, it is my goal to understand where Cranach’s painting fits into the larger art historical picture. Through examining the locations and suggested meanings of other works, I hope to establish that it is also possible to understand the intention and meaning behind Cranach’s painting. I ...


Half-Light, Kelly A. Stading Apr 2015

Half-Light, Kelly A. Stading

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

My work explores concealed emotions such as fear, disgust, rage, resentment and shame. This emotional darkness is the underbelly of life, resulting from situations where people are victims of social pressure, trying to survive with what they have, while trying to achieve social norms. The comfort of a home allows these emotional responses to surface. “Half-Light” focuses on my concealed emotions, bringing them out of the dark to be confronted.

Adviser: Santiago Cal


Between Historical Truth And Story-Telling: The Twentieth-Century Fabrication Of “Artemisia”, Britiany Daugherty Apr 2015

Between Historical Truth And Story-Telling: The Twentieth-Century Fabrication Of “Artemisia”, Britiany Daugherty

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

This research focuses on the twentieth century rediscovery of the seventeenth-century Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi by scholars, novelists, playwrights, filmmakers, and artists. I argue that the various authors who told her story constructed two distinct “Artemisias,” what I identify as the “Academic Artemisia” and the “Celebrity Artemisia.” The “Academic Artemisia” results from writings by scholars focused on her 1610 Susanna and the Elders, who used approaches from formalism and connoisseurship, to feminism and iconography. The “Celebrity Artemisia” stems from popular fictions that refashioned the life and art of Artemisia according to pop culture tastes. Studying what has been said about ...


Love's Labor's Lost: A Scenic Design, David B. Tousley Iii Apr 2015

Love's Labor's Lost: A Scenic Design, David B. Tousley Iii

Student Research and Creative Activity in Theatre and Film

This thesis describes the research and production processes of the set design for the play, Love’s Labor’s Lost by William Shakespeare, performed in the Howell Memorial Theatre, from November 13th through November 23rd at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska. Love’s Labor’s Lost was directed by Melora Kordos. David Tousley acted as the production’s set designer, Sarah Resch designed the lighting, Katie Davis designed the costumes, Lucas Dunwoody designed the sound, Vicki Halverson acted as the props mistress, and Greg Rishoi was the acting technical director ...


Man To Man, Chadric Devin Harms Apr 2015

Man To Man, Chadric Devin Harms

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

In athletics, the phrase “man-to-man” refers to a type a defense: one where a single player is paired against another individual. They are in constant competition, and as rivals they relentlessly compare themselves to one another. This colloquial expression, which I use as the title of my thesis, also draws attention to the gendered term “man” as a social construction and signifies the diversity and complexity that exists between one representation of masculinity and another.

Throughout my childhood I felt an overwhelming responsibility and pressure from my stepfather and the small, Midwestern community in which I grew up to participate ...


Why Censor An Artist's Creativity?, Darrin Smith Apr 2015

Why Censor An Artist's Creativity?, Darrin Smith

Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Senior Capstone Projects

Art is more than pain-ngs and figures, it’s a form of communica-on and a way to express one’s self. The censorship of ar-s-c crea-vity is the oppression of a group of people. In visual art, performance art, literature, comedy and in media are only a few examples where ar-sts have had their voice censored.


Textile Society Of America Newsletter 27:1 — Spring 2015, Textile Society Of America Apr 2015

Textile Society Of America Newsletter 27:1 — Spring 2015, Textile Society Of America

Textile Society of America Newsletters

Letter from the Editor
Letter from the President
2016 Symposium: Call for Submissions [Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, and the Port, Savannah, Georgia, October 19–23, 2016]
R. L. Shep Ethnic Textile Book Award: 2014 Nominees
TSA Establishes a New Award: Fellows of the Textile Society of America
In Memoriam: Dika Eckersley
Textiles Close Up in Santa Fe / Last Chance to Register for Santa Fe TCU
Book Reviews: Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design and Maya Threads: A Woven History of Chiapas
Exhibitions: Sahib, Bibi, Nawab: Baluchar Silks of Bengal, 1750–1900 and Italian Textile Materials: Past, Present ...


Land Of Enchantment: New Mexico As Cultural Crossroads, Jonathan Frederick Walz Jan 2015

Land Of Enchantment: New Mexico As Cultural Crossroads, Jonathan Frederick Walz

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

This exhibition foregrounds Sheldon Museum of Art’s collecting strength in fine and decorative arts with connections to New Mexico, and, more broadly, to the desert Southwest. For thousands of years this corner of the United States, situated on the north-south trade route between Colorado and Mexico and at the western edge of the Great Plains, has hosted human habitations, each with its own distinctive material culture. The area’s diverse topography and population have inspired countless visual responses, from petroglyphs to photographs. The state’s relative isolation—at least before the mid-twentieth century—provided a backdrop upon which the ...