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Making a mark: Personal customization in suburban housing
Since the end of the Second World War, the dominant form of housing in the United States has been the single-family detached dwelling in the suburbs. Such communities have been barraged by criticism for being aesthetically ...
Monster: Blackness and Perversity in the Hip Hop Performances of Nicki Minaj and Tyler, the Creator
This thesis aims to examine how two contemporary hip hop artists deploy representations of black monstrosity in their performances. In so doing, I unpack some of the political uses and consequences of reproducing, if ...
Marianne's Narrow Escape: Redeeming Female Ruin, Sensibility, and the English Landscape through Jane Austen's Picturesque
This thesis will analyze Austen's keen sense of the idea of sensibility and the tendency towards its extreme form in her novel Sense and Sensibility and will show that how Austen treats landscape in her novels reflects how ...
A pilot study of customer requirement identification methods among engineering students
After companies gathered raw data from customers, the resulting customer need statements must be interpreted in terms of requirement statements so that designers can use these as inputs to generate technical specifications. ...
The call for emotionally provocative technological systems
The growing dependency on technological systems for human survival and standard of living is reforming the context of everyday life for consumers of affluent, technologically mediated society. As Joseph Weizenbaum noted, ...
Using Social Media to Predict Traffic Flow under Special Event Conditions
Social media is great resource of user-generated contents. Public attention, opinion and hot topics can be captured in the social media, which provides the ability to predict human related events. Since social media can ...
Travel imagery: Perceptions and representations of Niagara Falls through media
This thesis critically examines travel imagery of Niagara Falls. The intention behind this examination is to inquire about the relationships between perception and the representation of this specific site. These relationships ...
Opera and Broadway: The debate over the essence of opera in New York City, 1900–1960
This dissertation is concerned with the debate over the essence of opera in New York City in the middle of the twentieth century. Chapter 1 details the institutional relationship between popular theater and the opera house ...
The History and Migration of Graffiti from Urban Space to Public Galleries
Modern day graffiti, which appeared on city walls in the late 60's, came with mixed perceptions of whether graffiti was an art or simply public vandalism. In Buffalo, the main perception of graffiti remains a criminal act, ...
When people become corporations: Product placement and gender construction on Bravo TV's “The Real Housewives of New York City”
This dissertation examines Bravo TV's reality show The Real Housewives of New York City