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  • Rhodey, Amber (2013-09-13)
    This thesis is an examination of the subculture in the alternative world of a dive bar through the perspective of a female bartender. The examination includes a collection of colliding expressions between memory and ...
  • Bañales, Jorge E
    This thesis describes the work of Jorge E. Bañales, focusing on the conceptual basis for his MFA thesis exhibition Inertia of the Real. Installed in the Gillespie Gallery in the Arts and Design Building at George Mason ...
  • Ragsdale, Yathrib Elhillali
    This thesis describes the state of design and its future capabilities. This document focuses on the history of information design, design principles, human decision-making, psychology and perception, as well as data ...
  • Hill, Melissa (2015-08-19)
    I am looking at the notion of contingency and how random events construct the self at any given time. The concept of the contingent self is centered on the amalgamation of experiences that one undergoes throughout one’s ...
  • Fang, Adriane (2009-07-25)
    The thesis project, impulse Present, was a site-specific work presented in two separate public performances. The first performance was on September 22, 2008, as part of the George Mason University’s Fall for the Book ...
  • Mirtcheva, Ina Radeva (2014-05)
    The purpose of this dissertation is to reintroduce Isaac Mikhnovsky (1914-1978) to a new generation of scholars and musicians. Not only was Mikhnovsky a brilliant pianist who gave the Russian premiere of Rachmaninoff's ...
  • Fitzpatrick, Kate
    Liminal Glyphs, MFA thesis exhibition of Kate Fitzpatrick, was on display at Gillespie Gallery at George Mason University in Fall of 2020. The exhibition provided a space to explore the nature of language, meaning, and ...
  • Dixon, Elsabé (2012-06-12)
    The luxury of exploration that was afforded me during my time at George Mason University and my pursuit of investigating the use of live organisms in conjunction with symbiotic systems and audience involvement, led me ...
  • Matricardi, Jayne
    Motherscape, the MFA thesis of Jayne Matricardi, explores the psychological landscape of motherhood through paintings, video, mixed media and poetry. The exhibition shines light on hidden struggles of motherhood, investigates ...
  • Serafin, Susan (2009-09-17)
    Our identities and gestures are transferred from our cultural memory. Photography, movies, and more recently, virtual reality, are cultural and social markers that juxtapose the "ideal image of self" with the self as ...
  • Caramanna, Brigitte
    This thesis describes my process and presents the research I have used to create my work. I will provide an explanation to methods of printmaking I practice and how that relates to drawing, exploration, and scientific ...
  • Bartz, George
    The world of design has evolved, along with technology, from the days of print advertising to the digital world of websites and mobile apps. The Internet has created a greenfield environment with new design disciplines ...
  • McCoy, Ryan (2013-09-13)
    This thesis examines the origins and trajectory of the primary line of thought I had developed while creating a body of work over a several year period. I attempted to create a document that would be easily accessible and ...
  • Kleinendorst, Robert
    This thesis investigates the trend of dancers losing their ability to access the imagination, to engage in child-like play, and to connect emotion to dance. In the process of researching this thesis, the author utilized ...
  • Parada, Melvin
    This thesis describes the artwork created in the exhibited work of Rethinking Lines. The work is premised on the theoretical findings in the fields of linguistics and semiotics, alongside philosophies tailored under the ...
  • Warshaw, Raphael (2015-08-13)
    “When one reaches the decline of life it is imperative to try and gather together as many as possible of the sensations which have passed through our particular organism.” - Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa Much has been ...
  • Self 
    Murray, Mahogany M (2014-10-08)
    From the day we are born, we are taught to conform, to believe, to fear, to love, to want, to need. And as a result of all of those teachings we find our selves lost and confused within this conformity. We are looking ...
  • Grimsby, Gregory
    In the late 17th century, cabinets of curiosity reflected the birth of modern science, manifested in exotic collections of artifacts, specimens, and artworks. These precursors to modern museums juxtaposed natural science ...
  • Reedy, Karen (2009-08-26)
    This document describes the choreographic inspiration and process for the creation of Sleepwalking, a dance commissioned by the Kennedy Center’s Local Dance Commissioning Project, performed September 4 and 5, 2008, by Karen ...

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