Thesis Defence: Marco Chimienti

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Marco thesis image

Of the thesis entitled: I Went for a Drive


The place is a Tower much like the ones in Cambridge I’ve been so fascinated by, the ones I’m drawn to when I need a break.

What makes this Tower of interest is that it just so happens to be the tallest thing in the western hemisphere. Better yet, it’s also located in perhaps the flattest state in the US: North Dakota—second only to Florida. This place, where the tallest structure meets the flattest land, is where I want to go. North Dakota also happens to be the place where you can find the longest stretch of laser-straight road—192 kilometers running between the I-29 south of Fargo and Highway 30, into the city of Streeter, population 170 as of the 2010 census.

I seem to be drawn to these extremes of mundanity—maybe because nothing is ever really mundane if you capture it just right. And so I’m off on a boring trip to take plain photos of mundane objects in bland landscapes. One is a Tower. The other is a Road.

The examining committee is as follows:


Donald McKay, University of Waterloo

Committee Members:

Robert Jan van Pelt, University of Waterloo

Jane Hutton, University of Waterloo

External Reader:

Sophie Hackett

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

The Defence Examination will take place:  

Tuesday, June 19, 2018                
4:00 PM               

ARC 1001 

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