Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection
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Abstract Fragmented: A BFA Thesis in Photography Joshua C. Hendrix I propose that one detailed, coherent thought is a conglomeration of smaller, incomplete shards of ideas. The ways that these ideas take shape is completely dependent on our current perceptions and the circumstances preceding and surrounding the formulation of the idea. This theory can also be applied to our interpretations of artwork, particularly art that is abstract or abstracted. While abstract photography is sometimes dismissed because photographs are supposed to capture the real world, I would argue that our individual perceptions and perspectives influence our responses to even realistic photographs. ...
- Hendrix, Joshua, Schneider, Betsy, Widmer, Christian, et al.
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The contributions made by architects to our society are rarely understood or recognized by the average citizen. Furthermore, architecture, though truthfully lacking in diversity, is a field plagued by unhelpful an incorrect stereotypes, deterring many from attempting to enter the field. The blame is not on the community alone; by failing to engage in public discourse about the importance of good design in the built environment and remaining aloof, many architects have contributed to their own marginalization. Part of the problem is a gap in communication between architects and non-architects – how can we hope to understand one another when ...
- Scallon, Katie, Underwood, Max, Barrett, The Honors College
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Barrett, the Honors College accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the other academic units at Arizona State University. All Barrett students complete a thesis or creative project, supervised and defended in front of a faculty committee. The thesis or creative project allows students to explore an intellectual interest and produce an original piece of scholarly research. The thesis or creative project is a student’s opportunity to explore areas of academic interest with greater intensity than is possible in a single course. It is also an opportunity to engage with professors, nationally recognized in their fields and specifically interested and committed to working with honors students. This work provides tangible evidence of a student’s research, writing and creative skills to graduate schools and/or prospective employers.