Final Studio Project Proposal IS2

Create a LP post titled “Final Studio Project Proposal IS2”

In this post, clearly state your thesis question. Include the following:

  • 3 questions that address your research topic (these can be new questions or one’s from your taxonomy…as long as they are relevant).

Do emojis replace verbal empathy with visual empathy in communication through electronic devices?

Is visual culture a mix and understanding of all cultures?

Can electronics connect cultural expressions into world wide expressions.

  • External resources such as visual images from other artists you find relevant and inspiring.

liz magic laser talks to the hand

  • Images from visual “popular” culture that you think support your thesis.
  • Cultural artifacts (this could be multiple images from your taxonomy or new visual information found on a museum website, etc.)

  • Relevant data collected from your research in seminar (this can be quotes or links to articles or websites, etc.) which support or reinforce your project idea.

Critical research/academic book:

Hosley, William. The Japan Idea: Art and Life in Victorian America ; Wadsworth Atheneum,         Hartford, Connecticut (21.10. – 30.12.1990). Hartford, CT: Wadsworth Atheneum, 1990.

The contents in this book cover American taste and the art of Japan. This book also covers topics such as japan in the artist’s eye and how American industry responds to the Japanese style.

This relates to my topic issue because I am discussing how “emojis” originated in japan and now every i-phone user in America uses them on a daily basis.

Part Two

Recognizing Validity of Sources

I chose to search for books with the keyword Japan. I chose this because in my research paper I would like to compare Japanese and American cultures. I found this source on the library shelf, in search for Japanese history and art. This was difficult to find due to the fact they do not section the library by culture, just topic. Also, the entire floor is for art and design so I had to search the floor to find only one Japanese art book. I accessed the source by taking it off the shelf and reading it while sitting in the library. I could also check the book out if needed and that will be sufficient because I can reference it when-ever I need.


Mullally, Una. “… On Emojis.” Irish Times(Dublin), May 28, 2016, Saturday Magazine sec. May 28, 2016. Accessed March 13, 2018.      w/1792098462?accountid=12261.

This newspaper article is discussing the importance of how emoji use is deroding human emotions and gestures. Also how visual communication is destroying verbal and written communication.

This is important to my topic because to use examples for ways communication through cultures is becoming less traditional, I need to speak about how visual communication is destroying verbal communication.

Part Two

Recognizing Validity of Sources

I found this source through the new school library research page. I typed in “emojis” in search. I found the source on library proxy and can access it through proquest. Very easy to download. This digital resource allows me to print it or view it online. This helps because I do not have to worry about a time access limit.

Chapter from Critical Research Book:

Poindexter, Paula M. , ed. “Book Review.” In Visual Intelligence : Perception, Image, and Manipulation in Visual Communication, 887-910. Vol. 74. Journal Journalism and Mass        Communication Quarterly, 1998. Accessed March 13, 2018.  16.

                        This chapter reviews the book speaking of mass communication in Japan, and Visual culture and intelligence. For example, it says “how imagery can be manipulated to shape a persons worldview and behavior” (909).

This is important to my writing because I need information on identity and community in cyber society and that is exactly what this review is about.

Part Two

Recognizing Validity of Sources

I found this resource through I typed in visual communication. This was hard to find because it is a review on a chapter  from a book. The book was also hard to find. I chose this because it includes information I need on how visual imagery is different from verbal or written communication. I downloaded the source as a pdf. I am now able to print the text or view it from my laptop.

Archive Source:

Thumim, Nancy. Self-Representation and Digital Culture. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan           Limited, 2014.

This book has chapters of self representation online as well as digital culture and genre. This book will speak of using media as self representation also cultural mediation.

This will be important for my research because I am studying the cultural mediation of emoji use as well as representation of self using visual aspects.

Part Two

Recognizing Validity of Sources

From the new school library webpage I searched the word digital into e books and found this in the proquest ebook central. It was hard to find since it is ppart of a full book. I am able to read the article through this page but I can not download it. I need a proquest account. A more sufficient way would be to purchase the book.

News Source:DiGiulio, Sarah. “Your Smartphone Is Changing the Human Race in Surprising Ways.” April 12, 2017. Accessed March 26, 2018.

This news article is a beginning to understanding how using devices is affecting human lives genetically. One main section speaks of how technology is changing the way humans empathize with others. I need this information to discuss the way people communicate differently. It also discusses how it expands social circles worldwide. Which is good information to discuss in how Japanese and American cultures can now easily speak to one another through social media.

Part Two

Recognizing Validity of Sources

I was recommended this source by a friend of mine while discussing the way communication is changing due to electronics. This source comes from a news network. It was written by a journalist. I found it through google searching smartphone changing. This is a very easy accessable source that I can reference from my phone or laptop. It was reported by the news channel

  • Any research on mediums and materials you have or plan to do/conduct. For instance, if you plan on making a sound installation, what do you anticipate you will need to research? (microphones, digital recording devices, etc.)

i am planning on working with hand made emojis having to due with world isuues. using paint because it is an unpolished topic using “polished” materials. acrylic paint.

  • Create 3 mock-up sketches of your idea (or ideas) in your journal/sketchbook (can be done digitally) and include them in this LP post

  • Update your proposal with pictures of your mock-up / prototype you did for studio on Monday, 9 April. Remember, this is a form of investigative research. You are investigating mediums/materials and how your content will be visually or otherwise conveyed based on your proposal idea.
  • Write a paragraph explaining what is working with your mock-up/prototype and what is not working. Explain what you will do to fix what is not working. Include any feedback you received that was helpful from your classmates.
  • If your project is morphing/changing, explain the direction you are going in now.

i think the form is working for this project. i should not add real emojis in this project. i need to change the color yellow. i also need to think about how i am presenting this. the class agreed  i should keep it as papint but add more detail.

now i am making more with more detail.

Alicia is a Parsons student studying Integrated Design.

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