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Concept Analysis for Reconfigurable Systems
There has been a significant amount of research investigating the design task of concept analysis, and much research on reconfigurable system design. Despite previous efforts, further research is still needed that explores ...
Aur, for string quartet and electronics, is a musical composition that exists as a musical score to be interpreted during live performance, and as an audio recording made by the JACK Quartet in Slee Recording Studios at ...
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
Let's Talk About (Why You Don't Want to Use Male Latex Condoms During) Sex: Addressing Response Costs In Fear Appeal Messages Promoting Condom Use
This study tests the potential benefits of addressing response costs in a fear appeal message. Response cost content acknowledges and counters drawbacks commonly associated with a proposed behavior. Response costs are not ...
"No matter what they think of me": Religious beliefs and practices of Gospel rappers in Buffalo, NY
Late in the nineties and into the millennium, Buffalo witnessed a proliferation of Gospel rappers. Out of the clash of street sound and Christian based content, a new group of Christian rappers has emerged. As they did in ...
Social perspectives on the zombie revival
Times of political, economic and social upheaval in the United States have influenced the popularity of zombie media including films, television series, literature, and video games. The success of George A. Romero's earliest ...
The conscientious objection of Peter Roehr's montages
The 1960s West German artist Peter Roehr was relatively unknown in the postwar currents of European and American art. His Frankfurt based practice of serial "montages"- arrangements of identical texts, objects, advertisement ...
The use of social networking services, subjective well-being and self-esteem of Asian international students in the U.S.
Social networking services (SNSs) have been an important tool for social communication, bringing dramatic social and psychological impact to our lives. SNSs are holding great potential for international students' connection ...
The Boy Who Lived Down the Lane
Opera seems to be the only consciously invented musical genre that is characterized by a high degree of self-referencing and historical consciousness. In writing this dissertation, I am seeking to problematize the creation ...