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The (in)justice of cinema: Glimpses of law at 24 frames per second
This project seeks to examine the relationship between film and the law, both formally and in terms of the social and cultural representations of justice and the American legal system they present when applied in tandem. ...
Talking points: Ousmane Sembene's “Mandabi” and “Xala”
Senegalese filmmaker and author Ousmane Sembéne helped establish cinema within Africa. Two of his films, Mandabi and Xala , have become classics within African cinema through their usage of African languages and depiction ...
Government violence & the Latin American plaza
The Latin American plaza is a space fraught with violence due to historic precedent and government control. Violence occurs against plaza users due to and despite the seeming liberty offered by the plaza atmosphere. This ...
Farm security administration photography and the politics of sideshow spectacle
“Farm Security Administration Photography and the Politics of the Sideshow Spectacle” examines the intersection of the FSA’s documentary photographic project and the sideshow as a cultural institution, reading both as ...
Binary Lives: Digital Citizenship and Disability Participation in a User Content Created Virtual World
Digital Citizenship is a concept typically used in discussions of how technology impacts our relationships with others and our physical world communities. It is also used to describe ways that we can leverage our technology ...
Technically bromantic: The autistic as a "Noble savant" in a homoerotic, post-modern pairing
Inspired by the work of Leslie Fiedler - specifically his controversial essay "Come Back to the Raft Ag'in Huck, Honey!" (1948) - this analysis is intended as an examination of the archetype of homoerotic or "bromantic" ...
Narrating value: Personal collections in the digital age. Expression, narrative, cultural capital
This work investigates how collecting music, as a behavioral and social practice, is affected by changing digital formats. I use interviews with seven Latin American collectors of early Caribbean popular music to situate ...
Essays on health information exchange: Adoption, Usage and Patient Privacy
Health Information Exchange (HIE) platforms have the potential to radically reduce the costs and at the same time, increase the quality of the healthcare system. Despite these benefits, the extent to which healthcare ...
Reframing the frameless: The evolution and future of large format and premium format film
This thesis examines the relationship between artistic practices and market forces that has forced the history of cinema to repeat in large format. The evolution of the IMAX format mirrors the development of 35MM cinema; ...
"When the Storm Came that Blew Away our Citizenship, Too?" Spike Lee, "Treme", and Televisual Narratives of Disaster and Recovery in New Orleans
Spike Lee's two documentaries about Hurricane Katrina and the fictional series Treme