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From Bird-Woman To Mermaid: The Shifting Image Of The Medieval Siren, Claire Cannell May 2019

From Bird-Woman To Mermaid: The Shifting Image Of The Medieval Siren, Claire Cannell

Student Research Symposium

During the Middle Ages, the siren transforms from its classical status as grotesque bird-woman into an alluring mermaid. A female monster, the siren represents what is considered monstrous in women. I plan to examine the unstable image of the siren in order to better understand the religious and social status of the medieval European woman. The siren is contextualized among contemporary secular images of female sexuality and the writings of religious authorities such as Leander of Seville, who wrote that all women were either nuns or sirens. I plan to analyze the implications of the nun-siren binary created by Leander ...


Mentality: Promoting Social Change Through Design, Rommel Ballesteros Apr 2019

Mentality: Promoting Social Change Through Design, Rommel Ballesteros

Creative Activity and Research Day - CARD

In “Mentality: Promoting Social Change Through Design,” I will discuss design’s potential to spark discussion and inspire social change. These themes will be explored through the examination of Mentality, a concept for a men’s self-care kit, which aims to normalize and promote the awareness of mental health while also bringing to light certain gender disparities in attitudes towards such topics. Through this analysis, I hope to demonstrate the importance of curated aesthetics in everyday life as a powerful tool for social change, as well as to highlight the designer’s responsibility to be aware of the implications and ...


Bloom, Marisol Reyes Apr 2019

Bloom, Marisol Reyes

Creative Activity and Research Day - CARD

Bloom is an herbal apothecary that uses natural remedies to help boost one’s mood, while simultaneously starting a conversation about mental health. Branding for this hypothetical company was inspired by both traditional herbal apothecary designs as well as modern prescription medication bottles. The figure of a relaxed hand interwoven with delicate flowers adds a humanistic touch to the brand’s identity.


Simply Mo., Marjolijn Jaliene Oskam Apr 2019

Simply Mo., Marjolijn Jaliene Oskam

Creative Activity and Research Day - CARD

Small portfolio presentation of design work by Marjolijn Oskam, branded under simply mo. The poster includes school work as well as professional work.


Caddo Inspired Coil Pots, Jordan Weaver Apr 2019

Caddo Inspired Coil Pots, Jordan Weaver

Undergraduate Research Conference

When my bosses, John Handley and Alisa Steed, asked me to plan an educational program to go along with the upcoming Contemporary Caddo art show at the Cole Art Center I knew I wanted to find an art lesson to teach children. Creating is a great way to teach children about history because it invites them to take an active role in their education, rather than passively listening. After learning that traditional Caddo potters created coil pots out of clay, I knew I wanted to teach this art form to children in the community. Making coil pots requires children to ...


Exploration Of Gender Portrayals In Marvel Comics, Chiagozie Nwasuruba Apr 2019

Exploration Of Gender Portrayals In Marvel Comics, Chiagozie Nwasuruba

Undergraduate Research Conference

Comic books have been a major part of American pop culture since around the 1930s. These comic books depicted ordinary people who, through some sort of accident or happenstance, gained superpowers. People who could lift cars over their heads or leap over buildings in a single bound. Comic books have a long history. The history of comics is divided into six ages: the Golden Age, the Silver Age, the Bronze Age, the Plastic Age, the Revival Age, and the present. There have been many different comic book companies over the years, but at the forefront of comic book culture, there ...


The Artist Residency And Lumen Printing, Austin Cullen Apr 2019

The Artist Residency And Lumen Printing, Austin Cullen

Undergraduate Research Conference

The artist residency is a critical and informative experience that is privileged to few, and revered by many. Creating work in a completely foreign environment can yield beautiful and new work that the artists could have never conceived of making. Artwork could be made about anything, but choosing a specific subject matter, or theme, can be very challenging. This difficulty arises from lack of knowledge, experience, or most importantly, being bored with one's surroundings. Artist residencies, often being in other countries and always providing a new atmosphere, can be a great way to jumpstart new artwork. Residencies are incredibly ...


5 X 5: Conceptual And Technical Challenge, Madeline Castillo Apr 2019

5 X 5: Conceptual And Technical Challenge, Madeline Castillo

Undergraduate Research Conference

Goals for the Week to Week Project

As an undergraduate student pursuing a BFA, the apotheosis of my education is to find and develop the content for my art and convey it in the form of my capstone BFA exhibition. My creative research for this project consisted of building a finished work of art each week during a five-week time period. The intent of the project was to expedite concept development and increase my personal technical speed while focusing on craftsmanship and design. Having seven days to respond to a content prompt, I was challenged to focus on creating without ...


3d Procedural Maze & Cave Generation, Jacob Sharp Apr 2019

3d Procedural Maze & Cave Generation, Jacob Sharp

Student Scholar Showcase

The goal of this project is to generate a maze or cave procedurally so that a player may be able to explore infinitely without a reoccurring pattern. The project also utilizes Virtual Reality (VR); the user will be able to put on a VR Headset and become more immersed in a procedural environment. One of the challenges that needed to be overcome was simple random number generators did not generate natural looking worlds. Introducing VR to the project created the additional challenge of preventing the user from becoming motion sick. These challenges were both addressed through many hours of research ...


Pottery Lecture And Demonstration - Print On Clay, Jason Bige Burnett Mar 2019

Pottery Lecture And Demonstration - Print On Clay, Jason Bige Burnett

Grant Supported Events

Visiting artist, Jason Bige Burnett, potter and author, offering a Lecture and Demonstration on Printing on Clay.

March 7th

Lecture: 3-4:30PM
F1622

Demonstration: 12-2PM, 6-9PM
Ceramics Studio E1526

Sponsored by Art Forum and a GSU Intellectual Life Grant


Design For Safety: Decreasing First Responder Health Risks Through Real-Time Bio-Sensor Alerts, Suzy Fendrick Mar 2019

Design For Safety: Decreasing First Responder Health Risks Through Real-Time Bio-Sensor Alerts, Suzy Fendrick

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

The focus of this research project is using the Design Thinking process to create an informative dashboard for first responders. Design Thinking involves empathizing with the user, defining the problems to be solved, ideation, creating prototypes, and testing. This iterate process focuses on the user, resulting in the most effective product possible. The dashboard will display real-time biosensor data from sensors in the first responders’ uniforms. This project is part of a larger project with the goal of vastly improving the safety of first responders during emergency hazardous material incidents.


Futurism In Fashion: What Does That Mean?, Jonathan Orozco Mar 2019

Futurism In Fashion: What Does That Mean?, Jonathan Orozco

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

In fashion, the term ‘futuristic’ is often used to describe avant-garde clothing designs. It could refer to several things, such as the clothing’s method of production, the materials used, or the garment’s design. Futurism can even refer to the 20th century Italian art movement, and indeed, this movement addressed the problem of designing fashion for the 20th century. We would learn much by examining Futurist fashions in order to understand its legacy in relation to contemporary fashion designers viewed as futuristic today. This paper will review this legacy by looking at five specific examples—Italian Futurists ...


Wtf Is New Media: A Panel Discussion Recap, Kt Duffy Nov 2018

Wtf Is New Media: A Panel Discussion Recap, Kt Duffy

Faculty Research and Creative Activities Symposium

No abstract provided.


Science, Technology, Engineering And Math In Art And Design Education: An Investigation Of The Makerspace In The Art + Design Department, Kt Duffy, Nathan Z. Mathews, Vida Sačić Nov 2018

Science, Technology, Engineering And Math In Art And Design Education: An Investigation Of The Makerspace In The Art + Design Department, Kt Duffy, Nathan Z. Mathews, Vida Sačić

Faculty Research and Creative Activities Symposium

No abstract provided.


The State Of The Video Game Industry And Potential Implications Of Current Business Practices, Stephen Friend Nov 2018

The State Of The Video Game Industry And Potential Implications Of Current Business Practices, Stephen Friend

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

The State of the Video Game Industry and Potential Implications of Current Business Practices

Stephen J. Friend - Stephenfri89@gmail.com

  • Student at South Georgia State University

Abstract

This study aims to highlight the state of the video game industry by examining “AAA” (triple A) development studios and publishing companies and their business structure along with their implementation of microtransactions and other monetary schemes. The fiscal returnings and statistic quarterly updates provided by GameIndustry.biz, GameRant, and Newzoo show companies such as Ubisoft and Electronic Arts(EA) are making more than 51% of their annual income from microtransactions. In conjunction, the ...


Art Inspired By Eastern Box Research For Ung Gainesville’S Sciences, Engineering, And Technology Building, Aida Alarcon, Kati Hornick, Heather M. Foster Nov 2018

Art Inspired By Eastern Box Research For Ung Gainesville’S Sciences, Engineering, And Technology Building, Aida Alarcon, Kati Hornick, Heather M. Foster

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

Biology professors, Dr. Natalie Hyslop, and Dr. Jennifer Mook, have studied Eastern Box Turtle habitat use at the Tumbling Creek Nature Preserve adjacent to the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville Campus. Art instructor, Heather Foster, was drawn to the Box Turtles’ highly individualistic patterns. The three professors joined forces invited students to observe and make art about Eastern Box Turtles as they were extracted for their Summer 2018 checkup. After winning UNG’s Faculty Undergraduate Summer Engagement Grant, Dr. Hyslop, Dr. Mook, and Prof. Foster hired two UNG students, Kati Hornick, and Aida Alarcon, to create Eastern Box Turtle ...


11 - Jungle Slang, Andres Osorio Nov 2018

11 - Jungle Slang, Andres Osorio

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

Dusk envelops the jungle as light flickers from a small cave. A sweet smell emanates from deep within its passages. As you approach, the soft melody of traditional Moroccan instruments lull you into a trance. The dirt floor of the cave casually fades into tiles and the rock walls are overtaken by beautiful mosaics. The air is thick with the gum and spice burned from incense. Its hazy soot clouds your vision. The passageway seems to extend endlessly until suddenly erupting into a large dimly lit atrium. Tapestry hangs lazily from the lounge’s ceiling in vibrant crimsons and golds ...


Advantages Of Finalizing Undergraduate Creative Projects With A Research Poster, Christopher Maraffi Oct 2018

Advantages Of Finalizing Undergraduate Creative Projects With A Research Poster, Christopher Maraffi

Florida Statewide Symposium: Best Practices in Undergraduate Research

Before coming to FAU, I developed the undergraduate media arts curriculum at USCB, where I assigned research posters to art students as part of their final project presentations. In this talk, I will describe my approach to integrating practice-based research practices into multimedia courses, and how framing creative work as research can benefit student learning. This STEAM (Art+STEM) approach to multimedia pedagogy tries to balance intuitive exploration of creative expression with critical enquiry into the artistic process. Students begin to understand that artists have always been technical and learn to better articulate what motivated their creative work.


Graphicacy: How Fluency In Reading And Making Visualizations Can Yield More Inclusive Reading Experiences, Joshua Korenblat Oct 2018

Graphicacy: How Fluency In Reading And Making Visualizations Can Yield More Inclusive Reading Experiences, Joshua Korenblat

Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference

Scholars and students practice literacy, numeracy, and graphicacy in school. In this educational triumvirate, graphicacy remains the less familiar term. Graphicacy is an ability, a fluency in making and reading visualizations and charts. How might scholars working in digital media practice graphic literacy in the shaping and sharing of their work? By working with more awareness of graphic literacy, scholars can also become more inclusive. In this illustrated essay, I will describe how my work in visualizing survey data provides insight into graphic literacy. Survey data is a primary data source. These observations have the potential for meaning yet need ...


One Root, Many Trees: Reviving Collections Practices, Kevin Farley, Emily Davis Winthrop, Ibironke Lawal, Patricia Sobczak Sep 2018

One Root, Many Trees: Reviving Collections Practices, Kevin Farley, Emily Davis Winthrop, Ibironke Lawal, Patricia Sobczak

Charleston Library Conference

Collections are undergoing intense change and pressure from technology, budgetary uncertainties, and emerging perspectives on future approaches. Our case study—drawn from our experiences as collections librarians—examines these complex issues facing academic collections, large or small, across the profession. Through the development of “collections of distinction” within the local collection, collaborations and scholarly partnerships with colleagues and faculty, and advocacy for the importance of dedicated oversight to ensure that collections investments fulfill the academic mission, we explore possible solutions to the complicated issues defining contemporary collections practices.


The Land Of Funk: Dayton’S Stone Street Mural, Morris Howard, Brittni Long Sep 2018

The Land Of Funk: Dayton’S Stone Street Mural, Morris Howard, Brittni Long

Dayton Funk Symposium

Presentation is based on the completion of “The Land of Funk” mural on Stone Street in downtown Dayton. The mural honors bands of the funk era that are from Dayton, e.g., the Ohio Players, Heatwave, Lakeside, Slave, Fazeo, Sun, and Zapp featuring Roger Troutman.


Biodesign Program, Nature Lab, Risd Co-Works, Campus Exhibitions Aug 2018

Biodesign Program, Nature Lab, Risd Co-Works, Campus Exhibitions

Biodesign: From Inspiration to Integration

Program created on the occasion of Biodesign: From Inspiration to Integration, August 24, 2018, an exhibition opening and symposium organized as part of RISD Nature Lab’s 80th anniversary celebrations at the Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island.


Biodesign Exhibition Catalog, Nature Lab, Risd Co-Works, Campus Exhibitions, David Kim, Lucia Monge, William Myers, Angela Torchio Aug 2018

Biodesign Exhibition Catalog, Nature Lab, Risd Co-Works, Campus Exhibitions, David Kim, Lucia Monge, William Myers, Angela Torchio

Biodesign: From Inspiration to Integration

Catalogue created on the occasion of Biodesign: From Inspiration to Integration, August 24 to September 27, 2018, an exhibition organized as part of RISD Nature Lab’s 80th anniversary celebrations at the Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island. Curated by William Myers, Lucia Monge, David Kim, Neal Overstrom, Julia van den Hout, and Peter Rogers.


Trash To Treasure, Kim Rizio, Brooke Fatima Yubero, Defne Timurkan, Corey Gildersleeve May 2018

Trash To Treasure, Kim Rizio, Brooke Fatima Yubero, Defne Timurkan, Corey Gildersleeve

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

Based on research of the “Children Are Citizens” initiative from Project Zero at Harvard University, the Trash to Treasure project will engage and capacitate our preschoolers and lower elementary students to be agents of change in our local community. This interdisciplinary project will bring attention to an important environmental issue within our community. Plastic pollution will be transformed into an interactive exhibit and lead our students from bystanders to advocates. Community-wide beach clean-ups will provide students with the trash to create an original multi-media piece that incorporates movement to engage and communicate our message. The installation of the piece in ...


Exhibition Of "Art That People Step On" Photos, Thirunarayanan M. Osuri May 2018

Exhibition Of "Art That People Step On" Photos, Thirunarayanan M. Osuri

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

This exhibition will be on display through the whole conference. The creator will be available during set times. See schedule for details.

The author of the proposal has developed a collection of photographs of what he calls "Art That People Step On."

The collection consists of photographs of art that sees in splatter, spatter, smudges, leaks, and spills on paved surfaces that he walks on.

Like most people the author of the proposal did not notice these "works of art" until the end of the year 2016, and has probably stepped on and walked over several pieces of art before ...


The Tygr Magazine: Then And Now, Hannah Shiner, Luke Jungermann Apr 2018

The Tygr Magazine: Then And Now, Hannah Shiner, Luke Jungermann

Scholar Week 2016 - present

The Tygr presentation will focus on the collaboration between the art and English departments throughout the magazine's existence. We will present the history of the Tygr, with examples of past magazines, and talk about their format, their composition, and their shortcomings. We will examine how the Tygr has changed and grown into this new digital age and what goals we have for the future of the Tygr. We will also discuss how the Tygr is made now, closely examining the way these two departments work together to produce a product. Further time in the presentation will be dedicated to ...


Applications Of Modular Synthesis In Music & Sound Design For Video Games, Wyatt Gay, Shelby Pease, Logan Starks, Travis Wattigney Apr 2018

Applications Of Modular Synthesis In Music & Sound Design For Video Games, Wyatt Gay, Shelby Pease, Logan Starks, Travis Wattigney

Undergraduate Research Conference

Project Objective: Score one minute of gameplay footage and produce fifteen sound effects for a video game solely utilizing the virtual modular synthesizer Reaktor Blocks.


Asian Excellence In Fashion, Ryder Wong Spurgeon Apr 2018

Asian Excellence In Fashion, Ryder Wong Spurgeon

Asian & Asian American Studies Student Research Symposium

No abstract provided.


The Butterfly Effect: Exploring The Behavior Of Change Through Transformable Clothing, Miranda Skitzki Apr 2018

The Butterfly Effect: Exploring The Behavior Of Change Through Transformable Clothing, Miranda Skitzki

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Butterfly Effect is a transformable eveningwear collection inspired by the behavior of change. The eveningwear market faces the challenge of a short garment life cycle, and most gowns are only worn once. Transformable clothing allows one garment to be changed to create two or more different looks, which encourages it to be worn multiple times. By using modular transformations, individual parts that move independently, the wearer can customize the garment to fit her needs and strengthen her personal connection with the clothing.

The collection development began with research on the inspiration and concept of transformation. A study was conducted ...


The Pussy Hat: An Intersection Between Needlework, Feminism, And Identity, Tyshaia Z. Earnest, Catherine Armoroso Leslie Ph.D. Apr 2018

The Pussy Hat: An Intersection Between Needlework, Feminism, And Identity, Tyshaia Z. Earnest, Catherine Armoroso Leslie Ph.D.

Undergraduate Research Symposium

On January 21, 2017, over one million individuals participated in the Women’s March on Washington. Media coverage noted the “strong collective visual statement” created by a “sea of bright pink” pussyhats with top corners resembling cat ears (Reuters, 2017, para. 1). Months before, a campaign distributed simple patterns to knit, crochet, or sew these distinctive hats. The making and wearing of pussyhats present an interesting evolution in feminism and the recent phenomenon termed “craftism.” The purpose of this study was to employ Identity Theory to explore the making and wearing of pussyhats as “a weapon of resistance for women ...