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Existentialmd.Com: Building Towards An Embodied Internet Aesthetic, Natasha Ochshorn May 2019

Existentialmd.Com: Building Towards An Embodied Internet Aesthetic, Natasha Ochshorn

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

ExistentialMD.com is a website that aims to treat the body as an emotional and social subject in an online space that is purposefully bodied and fleshy. The website contrasts original creative nonfiction essays with a formal structure that alludes to the medical website WebMD. Mimicking WebMD’s symptom checker, which asks users to locate their discomfort with increasing specificity before suggesting conditions they might be suffering from, ExistentialMD uses a similar structure to yield results that are more exploratory than diagnostic, and which envision the body as a site of experience and emotionality. Form and content combine to create ...


Writing For The Humanities And Arts, Yolande E. Brener, Julia Brown Apr 2019

Writing For The Humanities And Arts, Yolande E. Brener, Julia Brown

Open Educational Resources

This Writing for the Humanities website includes the syllabus, schedule, assignments, and OER reading materials for the course. The syllabus covers a number of genres, and examines what it means to write for the humanities. This stretches beyond Art and Literature to cover History, Philosophy, Theater, Music, and Media Communications. The assignments are designed to help students in their future careers, especially if they aim to work in the Humanities, which include teaching, curating, counseling, technical writing and journalism. The assignments will teach students how to compose an effective resume and cover letter, how to create a focused report based ...


Lords From The Desert, Caroline Mercado Dec 2018

Lords From The Desert, Caroline Mercado

Capstones

Lords from the Desert

This work explores a reality that is little talked about: how the most prestigious pre-Columbian art exhibits in the United States hide a murky origin. From looting of temples to illicit art trafficking, to smuggling and collectors’ affairs, the pieces gain value in proportion to the social prestige of their owner. Along the way, the most important is lost: research that provides context and allows us to know history. The First World wins a seductive, but simplistic story. The Third World, from which all these cultures emerge, loses patrimony and possibilities of understanding themselves. A pair ...


Private Rainbows, Mikey F. Estes May 2018

Private Rainbows, Mikey F. Estes

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

I make art that refers to how the self is mediated through structures, objects, and images — a kind of self-portraiture that circles around its subject, reflecting a state of simultaneous formation and disintegration. Over the past few years, I have used my iPhone as a tool to make images of everyday life. As the user of this device, I am defined by both my presence and absence. I am interested in the process of locating the self within the scattered yet ordered space of the screen.


To Whom Occurs The Haunting: A Singular Exploration Of A Disturbed Femme Psyche, Meghan E. Addison May 2018

To Whom Occurs The Haunting: A Singular Exploration Of A Disturbed Femme Psyche, Meghan E. Addison

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

By utilizing critical experimental writing, my capstone project will be an exploration of the haunting effects of transgenerational trauma and its lasting impact on the present-day psyche of one disturbed female subject - myself. Relying on multiple formats of writing, including but not limited to: memoir, autobiography, diaries, letters, poetry, and prose, as well the incorporation of multiple disciplines including the likes of: psychoanalysis, literature, philosophy, and critical theory, I will make an attempt to utilize the micro in exploration of the macro: to explore my unconscious realm in order to understand a larger political context surrounding female madness and hysteria ...


Paper Memories: A Visual Memoir, Stephanie Trinidad May 2018

Paper Memories: A Visual Memoir, Stephanie Trinidad

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Adolescence can be considered one of the hardest times in any person's life. Growing up, we are confronted with two very different possibilities of how our lives will turn out. One is the flawless version that is continuously on display in television series and movies. The other is the real-world version where a person is questioned and ridiculed for everything they’ve done. News headlines about students who, under pressure from their peers, take their own lives are a common occurrence. The focus of many of these headlines is on the bullies and on whether prosecution is possible for ...


Everyday Violence And Women's Lives In Zambia: An Autoethnography, Amina Shikupilwa May 2018

Everyday Violence And Women's Lives In Zambia: An Autoethnography, Amina Shikupilwa

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Gender inequality has been a prominent feature of human societies for the longest time. Zambia, like most countries in Africa, is very conservative and patriarchal in nature. In a typical Zambian household, the male is the head of the family. I am going to talk about my experiences as a female growing in a culture that was highly patriarchal and traditional, and how those experiences have shaped me into the person that I am today. Central to my experiences, is the issue of violence in our home which I experienced from a young age. Domestic Violence is prevalent in most ...


Still Life: Growing Up With Death - A Visual Memoir, Lindsey Roth-Rosen Feb 2018

Still Life: Growing Up With Death - A Visual Memoir, Lindsey Roth-Rosen

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This capstone is a multidimensional visual narrative project that incorporates heuristic methodology to illustrate complicated grief that emerged from early childhood loss. The memoir’s intention is to exemplify grief as a complex and mutable composite response to the death of my mother. One objective of this capstone is to understand melancholy, commonly associated with mental illness or symptomatic of depression, as an aesthetic emotion as well as a conduit for philosophical reflection. I use non-verbal approaches to the genre of a memoir by incorporating my photography to epitomize art as a powerful means to comprehend the totality of loss ...


No More False Heavens: In The Wake Of Campus Sexual Violence, Destry Sibley Sep 2017

No More False Heavens: In The Wake Of Campus Sexual Violence, Destry Sibley

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This project [https://arcg.is/0zy0eb] explores the crisis of sexual assault on college campuses. The project draws on a collective "biography" of women students and their experiences, as well as creative writing and data visualization. It exists on the web and uses a mix of media -- data interactives, photographs, writing, audio, video, and annotated text are all possible mediums. (Only audio is collected from interviewees.)

Through this project I seek to consider issues of gender and inclusion within a college institution, with a particular focus on the built environment of the campus as metaphor. How does the architecture of ...


Woman Energy: How Our Lesbian Past Informs Our Lesbian Future, Shawn(Ta) Smith-Cruz Jul 2017

Woman Energy: How Our Lesbian Past Informs Our Lesbian Future, Shawn(Ta) Smith-Cruz

Publications and Research

Sinister Wisdom Issue 3, published the year 1977 holds an essay by poet Adrienne Rich, titled, “It is the lesbian in us...”; The cover of the same issue has art by photographer Tee Corinne. Sinister Wisdom is a multicultural lesbian literary and art journal. This non-fiction creative essay written by Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz reflects on the first year of Sinister Wisdom's publication as a celebration of 40 years through this special edition anniversary print for which only 1000 have been printed. The essay remarks on the shift in lesbian identity and community and the potential impact of the Sinister ...


A Girlhood Among Ghosts, An Experimental Project, Maple Wu Jun 2017

A Girlhood Among Ghosts, An Experimental Project, Maple Wu

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

“If a woman is going to write a Book of Peace, it is given her to know devastation” – Maxine Hong Kingston, The Fifth Book of Peace.

I do not believe I know devastation. I think to be devastated means one has to experience extreme pain, and live in the aftermath of trauma. I think of this in terms of war, famine, and immigration. A little self-reflection shows that in the twenty-something years of my life, I have not encountered any of the three things listed.

What I do recall, however, is the first time I picked up Maxine Hong Kingston ...


Decidedly Uncertain, Sophia I. Varosy Feb 2017

Decidedly Uncertain, Sophia I. Varosy

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

My capstone project is meant to reflect the ideas I’ve been exposed to and the ways in which they have, as a consequence, influenced my life; the ways, I suppose, I can apply them. Over the course, or courses (literally), of my time spent at The CUNY Graduate Center, I felt (mostly) enthusiastic about the ideas and philosophies I was growing to at-least-marginally understand. However, as time passed I became increasingly more unsettled about my position as an “academic.” In other words, I found that I was moved and motivated to increase my understanding of things, but never did ...


American Milk: The Raw Deal, Dan Heching Dec 2016

American Milk: The Raw Deal, Dan Heching

Capstones

This report takes a look at the difficulty in procuring raw milk, an increasingly desired alternative to processed dairy, in New York City. It also tells the story of one woman's journey to tasting raw milk for the first time, despite reservations.

link: https://social.shorthand.com/MoodyHeching/uyYgLmuoNp6/american-milk-the-raw-deal


How A New York Native American Community Was Polluted For Decades, Tola Brennan Dec 2016

How A New York Native American Community Was Polluted For Decades, Tola Brennan

Capstones

General Motors came to the upstate New York's North Country a savior, the bringer of much needed jobs. But after decades of using PCBs, a chemical much later revealed to be highly toxic, it's become the story of one the largest Superfund sites in the country. And the the hardest hit have been the Saint Regis Mohawk whose small reservation is right next door to the now demolished plant. Today, after decades of cleanup, General Motors has capped its liability through a 2009 bankruptcy. With the cleanup set to be completed next year, many Mohawk feel justice was ...


Grace Paley, Octavia E. Butler, And Wendy Wasserstein In The Cuny Graduate Center Bathroom, Marleen S. Barr Nov 2016

Grace Paley, Octavia E. Butler, And Wendy Wasserstein In The Cuny Graduate Center Bathroom, Marleen S. Barr

Publications and Research

This creative piece about book promotion describes how Grace Paley, Octavia E. Butler, Wendy Wasserstein, and the CUNY Graduate Center bathroom figure in Marleen S. Barr's efforts to draw attention to her novels OY PIONEER! and OY FEMINIST PLANETS: A FAKE MEMOIR.


Autobiographical Poetry To Plays: Taking Memoir To A Theatrical Level, Ryan P. Tofil Feb 2016

Autobiographical Poetry To Plays: Taking Memoir To A Theatrical Level, Ryan P. Tofil

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Pulitzer prize winning playwright John Patrick Shanley wrote, “Theatre is a safe place to do the unsafe things that need to be done.” For my Capstone Project, I have compiled my autobiographical poetry, prose, and performance monologues into a theatrical manuscript to be used as the basis for a play. The final Capstone Project is a manuscript of an anticipated theatrical production based on the grieving process surrounding my brother's suicide, as well as an exploration of my sexuality and the relationships I developed during the years surrounding his death.

The Capstone Project’s theatrical manuscript is also accompanied ...


First Year Sober And A Lifelong Journey, Lisa Brown Dec 2015

First Year Sober And A Lifelong Journey, Lisa Brown

Capstones

This is a non-fiction narrative story that shows the difficulty and process of the first year of sobriety from substance abuse, using in-depth journalism reporting. The piece follows two individuals from New York during the first weeks or months of their recovery as they maintain a sober lifestyle.


Please Read, Joseph W. Anthony-Brown Dec 2015

Please Read, Joseph W. Anthony-Brown

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This is a semi-fictional story told through a series of fake found documents. It describes my work and thoughts through metaphor. Machines have the potential to gain self-consciousness through accumulation of errors. Creativity can be confused with randomly generated variety. The acceptance of chaos and loss of control can provide a path to enlightenment.


¡Escriba! ¡Write! Volume 12, June 2014, Hostos Community College Library Jun 2014

¡Escriba! ¡Write! Volume 12, June 2014, Hostos Community College Library

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Eric Stewart- "Same Love: Examining the Relationship Between David and Jonathan";

Santee Agrispin- "Music in my Life";

Jessica Anchundia- "Where I’m From";

Ahmed Caraballo- "A Life With Meaning";

Dina Esquivel- "How ‘McDonaldization’ Affects Our Society";

Jose Javier Castro- "Anonymously Yours";

Jose Javier Castro- "Homeland Uprootal";

Jose Javier Castro- "Gone but not Forgotten";

Earl Justice- "Dreamality";

Gisselle Belia- "Adios";

Eric Stewart- "After the Arrest: Exploring the Inner Workings of the New York State Criminal Justice System";

Karla Ferrera- "Poetry: The Awakening of a Creative Self";

Mario Leazard- "Sisters are Good Listeners";

Marlenny Toribio- "Finding Ways";

Angelica Rodriguez- "Antes de Morir ...


Mercy, Stuart Ewen Ph.D. Jan 2014

Mercy, Stuart Ewen Ph.D.

Publications and Research

A dog named Finn makes heroic efforts to save the life of a fallen bird, while his human friend watches from a window.


¡Escriba! ¡Write! Volume 11, June 2013, Hostos Community College Library Jun 2013

¡Escriba! ¡Write! Volume 11, June 2013, Hostos Community College Library

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A Typical Motherhood, Lisa Quinones Jan 2013

A Typical Motherhood, Lisa Quinones

Dissertations and Theses

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Touch, Breeanne Daniels Jan 2013

Touch, Breeanne Daniels

Dissertations and Theses

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¡Escriba! ¡Write! Volume 10, June 2012, Hostos Community College Library Jun 2012

¡Escriba! ¡Write! Volume 10, June 2012, Hostos Community College Library

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¡Escriba! ¡Write! Volume 9, June 2011, Hostos Community College Library Jun 2011

¡Escriba! ¡Write! Volume 9, June 2011, Hostos Community College Library

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¡Escriba! ¡Write! Volume 8, June 2010, Hostos Community College Library Jun 2010

¡Escriba! ¡Write! Volume 8, June 2010, Hostos Community College Library

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My Name And My Face, Stuart Ewen Jan 2010

My Name And My Face, Stuart Ewen

Publications and Research

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¡Escriba! ¡Write! Volume 7, June 2009, Hostos Community College Library Jun 2009

¡Escriba! ¡Write! Volume 7, June 2009, Hostos Community College Library

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¡Escriba! ¡Write! Volume 6, June 2008, Hostos Community College Library Jun 2008

¡Escriba! ¡Write! Volume 6, June 2008, Hostos Community College Library

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¡Escriba! ¡Write! Volume 5, June 2007, Hostos Community College Library Jun 2007

¡Escriba! ¡Write! Volume 5, June 2007, Hostos Community College Library

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