Title

Good Game

Author ORCID Identifier

0000-0001-7665-4797

Defense Date

2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Photography and Film

First Advisor

Jon-Phillip Sheridan

Second Advisor

Mark Boulos

Third Advisor

Nicole Killian

Abstract

This thesis and its corresponding art installation, Lessons from Ziggy, attempts to deconstruct the variables prevalent within several complex systems, analyze their transformations, and propose a methodology for reasserting the soap box within the display pedestal. In this text, there are several key and specific examples of the transformation of various signifiers (i.e. media-bred fear’s transformation into a political tactic of surveillance, contemporary freneticism’s transformation into complacency, and community’s transformation into nationalism as a state weapon). In this essay, all of these concepts are contextualized within the exponential growth of new technologies. That is to say, all of these semiotic developments must be framed within the post-Internet sphere.

Rights

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Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

5-8-2018

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