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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 — 10:00 AM EDT

Of the thesis entitled: Table-Top Views

Abstract:

High resolution aerial photography has become widely available in the twenty-first century. Already accustomed to consuming data-rich bird’s-eye views, we have eagerly adapted this scale of digital imagery for pleasure even while data analytics has emerged to treat such overviews as a new domain of research. Within a digital era proliferating with these images, we are aware that looking from an aerial viewpoint is not an entirely new practice; it was popular in many times and cultures before ours. Table-Top Views examines the persistent appeal of aerial pictures — the aesthetic allure that accompanies their historical and contemporary agency in urbanism, surveillance, war, and art. Elevated viewpoint images are studied through analogies to processes in related disciplines: cinematic methods like the aerial pan and the macro-to-micro zoom, the traditions of landscape painting in China and Japan, and image appropriation in Conceptual Art and flourishing in digital image discourse. Table-Top Views curates a series of images, a selection that confronts the world through an aerial viewpoint.

The examining committee is as follows:

Co-Supervisors:

Marie-Paule Macdonald, University of Waterloo

Anne Bordeleau, Univeristy of Waterloo

Committee Member:

Donald McKay, University of Waterloo

External Reader:

Scott Sorli

 


The committee has been approved as authorized by the Graduate Studies Committee.

The Defence Examination will take place:  

Wednesday September 13, 2017                 
10:00 AM               
ARC 2003


A copy of the thesis is available for perusal in ARC 2106A.

Location 
ARC - School of Architecture
Room 2003 - Photo Studio
7 Melville Street South
Cambridge, ON N1S 2H4
Canada

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