Defense Date

2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Graphic Design

First Advisor

Jamie Mahoney

Second Advisor

Law Alsobrook

Third Advisor

Robert Meganck

Abstract

Entropy is a process of gradual decline as a system loses the strength to maintain itself. It begins with disorder and results in complete transformation. As a multi-cultural American, it has been my experience that the maintenance of my Iranian heritage parallels this concept. A method of visual communication that incorporates entropy is able to express notions of impermanence, disorder and transformation. This project is focused on employing entropy in the process of design and image making by using the transformation of my cultural identity as primary content.

Rights

© The Author

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

May 2010

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