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Realizing Urban Water Pollution Impact In Melbourne, Australia Through Painting, Gregory Suplinskas 2016 SIT Study Abroad

Realizing Urban Water Pollution Impact In Melbourne, Australia Through Painting, Gregory Suplinskas

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Throughout the month of November 2016, I undertook a creative environmental art project in Melbourne, Australia. I chose to create a water-soluble oil painting (dimensions 3 ft. x 4 ft.) that represents water pollution problems in the city of Melbourne, particularly in Port Phillip Bay. These problems include toxic stormwater runoff, plastics pollution and plastic nurdles, as well as nutrient buildup and algal overgrowth. The painting includes messages regarding sustainability; sustainable action limits the use of our natural resources so that humans can preserve the environment for future generations rather than degrade it. In the painting, I combine conceptual and ...


Drawing As Process, Drawing As Creation.Pdf, Andreas Luescher 2016 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

Drawing As Process, Drawing As Creation.Pdf, Andreas Luescher

Andreas Luescher

In this paper I will examine the different pedgogical styles of two Swiss professors, one from the school of architecture, and the other from the school of business. Both educators practice teaching methods for creative thinking, underlined by techniques of representation through drawing and sketching. In this context, the terms drawing and sketching are used interchangeably as tools for knowledge construction and sharing. In the words of Peter Jenny, a Professor Emeritus and Chair of Visual Design at the ETH,one shouldn’t teach only drawing skills, but also visual perception and the joy of experimenting and using one’s ...


Contextual Healing: What To Do About Scandalous Trademarks And Lanham Act 2(A), Megan M. Carpenter 2016 University of New Hampshire School of Law

Contextual Healing: What To Do About Scandalous Trademarks And Lanham Act 2(A), Megan M. Carpenter

Law Faculty Scholarship

Offensive trademarks have come to the forefront of trademark policy and practice in recent years. While it was once true that more attention had been paid to Lanham Act section 2(a) in the pages of law reviews than in the courts, recent prominent cases have focused attention on the ban on registration of offensive marks and the widespread impact of this ban on trademark owners.

In this Article, I answer the fundamental question: Given the problems that my previous research has identified, what should be done about the 2(a) bar on registration of scandalous trademarks? This Article argues ...


Passive Visual Analytics Of Social Media Data For Detection Of Unusual Events, Kush Rustagi, Junghoon Chae 2016 Purdue University

Passive Visual Analytics Of Social Media Data For Detection Of Unusual Events, Kush Rustagi, Junghoon Chae

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium

Now that social media sites have gained substantial traction, huge amounts of un-analyzed valuable data are being generated. Posts containing images and text have spatiotemporal data attached as well, having immense value for increasing situational awareness of local events, providing insights for investigations and understanding the extent of incidents, their severity, and consequences, as well as their time-evolving nature. However, the large volume of unstructured social media data hinders exploration and examination. To analyze such social media data, the S.M.A.R.T system provides the analyst with an interactive visual spatiotemporal analysis and spatial decision support environment that ...


Infographics On The Brain, Rachel S. Evans 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Infographics On The Brain, Rachel S. Evans

Articles, Chapters and Online Publications

Discusses how infographics are more advantageous than text and alone. Offers guidelines for creating strong infographics, and provides examples of effective images and recommendations of available web applications to help in design creation.

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Infographics On The Brain: Using Visuals To Enhance The Classroom Experience, Rachel S. Evans 2016 University of Georgia School of Law Library

Infographics On The Brain: Using Visuals To Enhance The Classroom Experience, Rachel S. Evans

Presentations

Explores why today's students are drawn to visuals and retain information better from combinations of graphics and text, give examples of legal infographics, and present tips and free web tools for creating your own infographics to use in the classroom.


How-To Understand And Create Hip-Hop Art, Joshua Wolcott 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

How-To Understand And Create Hip-Hop Art, Joshua Wolcott

Graphic Communication

Typography is an essential component of Graphic Communication. The purpose of this study was to bridge typography with hip-hop art. To bridge the two disciplines, hip-hop art was presented in the context that it is actually practiced by these artists. The use of a questionnaire and a drawing lesson was intended to bring the subject within its true context. Presenting the art form in its true context enabled participants involved in the study to understand the art form with the perspective that the discipline, like typography, involves the use of lettering. Participants that were interested in drawing were able to ...


Young Adult Smokers' Neural Response To Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels, Adam E. Green, Darren Mays, Emily B. Falk, Donna Vallone, Natalie Gallagher, Amanda Richardson, Kenneth P. Tercyak, David B. Abrams, Raymond S. Niaura 2016 University of Pennsylvania

Young Adult Smokers' Neural Response To Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels, Adam E. Green, Darren Mays, Emily B. Falk, Donna Vallone, Natalie Gallagher, Amanda Richardson, Kenneth P. Tercyak, David B. Abrams, Raymond S. Niaura

Departmental Papers (ASC)

Introduction: The study examined young adult smokers' neural response to graphic warning labels (GWLs) on cigarette packs using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Methods: Nineteen young adult smokers (M age 22.9, 52.6% male, 68.4% non-white, M 4.3 cigarettes/day) completed pre-scan, self-report measures of demographics, cigarette smoking behavior, and nicotine dependence, and an fMRI scanning session. During the scanning session participants viewed cigarette pack images (total 64 stimuli, viewed 4 s each) that varied based on the warning label (graphic or visually occluded control) and pack branding (branded or plain packaging) in an event-related experimental design ...


Communicating Through Space: An Exploration Of Interdisciplinary Relationships Between Architecture And Theatre Through Practical Application, Erin E. Hunter 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Communicating Through Space: An Exploration Of Interdisciplinary Relationships Between Architecture And Theatre Through Practical Application, Erin E. Hunter

Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses

Space as an expression of ideas is a relevant topic both in theatrical design and architectural design. Both create worlds, places in time, and experiences. The theatre is a platform where architectural ideas can be explored on a real scale. Audiences can make associations based on representation on the stage and connotations from popular culture. Theatre is more temporary than architecture by nature, and therefore theatre can reference architectural ideas in temporary settings to tell a story. By analyzing the physical characteristics of a space and the societal and cultural conditions that created it, a theatre set can isolate moments ...


The Jjie Virtual World Journalism Project: Experimenting With Virtual Worlds As An Emerging Journalism Platform, Claire M. Bohrer 2016 Kennesaw State University

The Jjie Virtual World Journalism Project: Experimenting With Virtual Worlds As An Emerging Journalism Platform, Claire M. Bohrer

Symposium of Student Scholars

Although immersive journalism in the virtual world was pioneered by journalist and documentary filmmaker Nonny de la Peña years ago, traditional journalists are just now discovering its potential as an alternative platform to report the news. This study explores the singularities of immersive journalism in virtual worlds using the "Marginalized Youth Voices Amplified on Virtual Worlds" project, which a journalism professor at a southern public university received a grant to develop. The grant came from an Online News Association Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education, and has been involved in efforts to produce 3D-scenario machinimas (action videos inside virtual ...


Usability Simplified: A Basic Guide To Undertaking Effective Usability Testing, Garrison Reeves 2016 Cedarville University

Usability Simplified: A Basic Guide To Undertaking Effective Usability Testing, Garrison Reeves

Professional Writing and Information Design Capstone Projects

Usability can be complicated but I provide simple guidelines to effective usability. Every product has an intended purpose, and the scope and aim of usability testing is measuring if a product meets this purpose with regards to a user. Testing is used in many fields, but I intend to focus on user-centered interaction design and how to test when designing and developing such a product. I provide a simple head-start to usability testing based off of my research. Usability testing is a technique used for evaluating a product by testing the product on users who are part of the respective ...


Banter – A Shakespeare Companion App That Encourages Students To Learn About Shakespeare While Improving Their Interest And Overall Comprehension., Rachel Kozy, Martha Arbogast, Marissa Kopco, Derek Lawrence 2016 Kent State University - Kent Campus

Banter – A Shakespeare Companion App That Encourages Students To Learn About Shakespeare While Improving Their Interest And Overall Comprehension., Rachel Kozy, Martha Arbogast, Marissa Kopco, Derek Lawrence

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The problem our group sought to solve was encouraging high school and college students to read and understand Shakespeare outside of class. Very often Shakespeare is considered boring, intimidating and hard to understand, and our team wanted to create a fun alternative to learning Shakespeare’s works that would make it both enjoyable and educational.

We used multiple approaches when conducting research for this problem. We surveyed 60+ high school students about their learning habits and overall attitude towards Shakespeare. We also conducted competitor analyses with other Shakespeare apps on the market to compare what methods they used to enhance ...


The Big Short, Elizabeth Armon 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

The Big Short, Elizabeth Armon

Communication Studies

The Big Short (McKay, 2015), adapted from the non-fiction novel The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis (2010), follows three separate but parallel stories leading up to the United States housing crisis of 2008. On a macro-level, the film brilliantly depicted the creation, and the ultimate burst, of the credit and housing market bubble. However, on a micro-level the audience is given an opportunity to realize and empathize with the internal struggle that many of the main characters faced as they grappled with the fact that their financial gain from shorting the market came with the caveat ...


Picturing The Past: Media, History, And Photography, Bonnie Brennen, Hanno Hardt 2016 Marquette University

Picturing The Past: Media, History, And Photography, Bonnie Brennen, Hanno Hardt

Bonnie Brennen

Photographs shape not only what we remember but also how we remember. Picturing the Past explores the relations between photojournalism and history. Its contributors discuss dramatic changes in the American press's coverage of presidential death from McKinley through Kennedy and the curious distillation of enormous collections of photographs taken during cataclysmic events such as the Civil War and the Holocaust into a handful of images that have become cultural icons. Ranging from the idealization of American life in 1930s photojournalism to the issue of authenticity in documentary photography, these thought-provoking essays examine how photographs influence collective memory, generate a ...


Home Is Where The Spray-Painted Heart Is: Graffiti As Rhetorical Resistance On Skid Row, Brianna Ivy Wiens 2016 University of Colorado Boulder

Home Is Where The Spray-Painted Heart Is: Graffiti As Rhetorical Resistance On Skid Row, Brianna Ivy Wiens

Communication Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This thesis is concerned with art’s role in resisting dominant stereotypes of homelessness by mediating a subaltern vernacular rhetoric. Through analyzing anonymous guerrilla artist Skid Robot’s graffiti art as rhetorical resistance against dominant discourses of homelessness on Skid Row, this thesis contributes to uncovering the ways in which art, in its multifaceted ways, plays a rhetorical, aesthetic, and political role in resisting stereotypes of homelessness. Through an analysis of Skid Robot’s graffiti and its mediations on Instagram, this thesis shines the spotlight on the importance of art as more than “art for art’s sake” and illuminates ...


Exploring Visual Prevention: Developing Infographics As Effective Cervical Cancer Prevention For African American Women, Candace P. Parrish 2016 Virginia Commonwealth University

Exploring Visual Prevention: Developing Infographics As Effective Cervical Cancer Prevention For African American Women, Candace P. Parrish

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this dissertation is to explore the creation of a cervical cancer health prevention infographic, geared toward African American women ages 30 to 65, to be potentially used to raise health literacy and influence positive behaviors towards practicing prevention measures—ultimately preventing unnecessary deaths. This dissertation also produced a cervical cancer health prevention infographic prototype for African American Women ages 30 to 65 to be further tested and implemented within future health communication campaigns.

Cervical Cancer is both preventable and treatable (if diagnosed during early stages); therefore the amount of individuals dying from the cancer should be minimal ...


Aurora Volume 103, Kate Kettelkamp (Editor) 2016 Olivet Nazarene University

Aurora Volume 103, Kate Kettelkamp (Editor)

Aurora-yearbook

College formerly located at Olivet, Illinois and known as Olivet University, 1912-1923; Olivet College, 1923-1939, Olivet Nazarene College, 1940-1986, Olivet Nazarene University, 1986-


Sketching As Visual Dialogue.Pdf, Andreas Luescher 2015 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

Sketching As Visual Dialogue.Pdf, Andreas Luescher

Andreas Luescher

Sketching is one of the earliest known forms of communication. It’s a record of thoughts, ideas and visions. It may sound simple, but it’s actually quite complex, because the expression of sketching varies according to an individual’s personal style, visual thinking and imagination, and is also related to one’s context and culture.  Sketching is a form of auto-reflection that encourages the mirroring of events that may not be noticed by the conscious mind, and daydreams that occur frequently in different working and life settings. For architects, these sketches can reveal the desire for a different and ...


The Digital Dionysus: Nietzsche & The Network-Centric Condition, 2015 Selected Works

The Digital Dionysus: Nietzsche & The Network-Centric Condition

Dan Mellamphy

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Translating Transformative Human Rights Education Through Visual Languages & Informal Spaces, Jazzmin Chizu Gota 2015 University of San Francisco

Translating Transformative Human Rights Education Through Visual Languages & Informal Spaces, Jazzmin Chizu Gota

Master's Projects and Capstones

This project examines methods, theories, and practices of translating human rights education through multiple vernaculars. Developed as a workshop in sociocultural syntax deconstruction and an educational human rights education website focused on the domestic population of the US, the project focuses on localizing human rights concepts to the public vernacular of the country. Human rights education (HRE) and media and information literacy (MIL) are expanded and redefined as social literacy, or the ability to navigate and decode the present, complex realities that both HRE and MIL were developed to address. Reframing media and visual arts as an archive of past ...


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