Each year, toward the end of the spring semester, graduating seniors in the Master's in Writing program at Rowan are required to give a presentation of their final project. In this video, I discuss the methods, research, and theories that informed my project, as well as creative risks that I took to accomplish it.
Please Do Not Throw Away is a multi-modal, visual oral history, which presents the story of two women whose lives and homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. The compositions are informed by theories on evidence presentation, visual rhetoric, and semiotics. Each page offers a haunting snapshot into the geography of lives forever transformed by Hurricane Sandy. The juxtaposition of text and image creates a sense of chaos and closeness, allowing the reader to encounter the compositions in an unexpected way and experience a sense of intimate loss.
Images and exhibition dates for Please Do Not Throw Away coming soon!
The intent of this remix is to portray how our society is shaping the identity of youth and children - specifically young girls - by exploiting their sexuality through the media and fashion industries.
Little Beauties was created for a graduate course in Visual Rhetoric and Multimodal Composition, out of Rowan University, Spring 2012, taught by Dr. Bill Wolff. As a project for a media studies program, this remix falls under Fair Use Guidelines and within the exemptions to DMCA Section 1201 rules announced by the Library of Congress on July 26, 2010.