Defense Date

2009

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Crafts

First Advisor

Jack Wax

Second Advisor

Nataylia Pinchuck

Third Advisor

Debbie Quick

Fourth Advisor

Lydia Thompson

Abstract

This thesis challenges the sedentary nature of living vicariously through the television, whether it be watching sports or playing video games. Since the advent of professional sports spectators have become accustomed to stadiums stuffed with people cheering on their favorite teams. The television substitutes for this visceral experience and allows viewers to live surrogate lives without leaving the living room. Ultimately, I see this thesis as a social commentary on the impact of sports and media in our society. This project highlights the sociological implications of the loss of interpersonal contact perpetuated by media.

Rights

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Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

May 2009

Included in

Fine Arts Commons

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