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  • Booth, Stephanie T. (2013-12-03)
    Why do many of us feel the need to connect to the past? Events that we did not experience will always partially be a mystery and our own memories are both fallible and malleable. Despite the fact that they are often ...
  • Navab, Nahideh (2014-10-07)
    In my MFA exhibition, November 2013, I’ve taken elements of politics and women’s issues into a visual portfolio. My two passions came together through the use of various complex hand print techniques and an installation, ...
  • Chaudhary, Asma (2013-12-03)
    This thesis serves as a literary catalogue, which documents the artistic process and critical insight into studio practice from the perspective of Asma Chaudhary, a Pakistani- American artist. It follows her journey ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Sawyer, Rahshia (2014-10-27)
    I make photographs as an inquiry into the existential questions of reality, identity, and the beliefs put in place by the individual. This thesis describes the photographic series of works leading up to and the installation ...

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