What am I going to make next?
Olive Lagace BFA Communications Design ’19
I made two stop-motion short films this year, and I’d love to keep making them. I got really interested in the Opportunity rover over the past year, so I made one of my films
about Martians. Also, I’m on the equestrian team at Pratt so I wanted to make a film about horses— it’s about a cowgirl and her horse jumping over the moon.
I keep thinking about how my definition of research is changing.
Basia Kurlender BFA Communications Design ’19
Especially when it comes to making visual art. I was always taught to use a database via a library site, within a traditional academic context. How do I research beyond that in a way that is still relevant and acceptable. I like reading blogs about specialized topics, which can be hard to find, so it’s a lot of googling for specific phrases. I wrote and designed a thesis called “All Men Are Friends” about the shared kinship of masculinity, and for that, there’s obviously a lot written on gender that I was reading, but I was also looking for niche ideas that hadn’t been written about. A whole part of the thesis is about the idea of “calling dibs,” and there’s no, to my knowledge, scholarly writing on that, so that [reading blogs] was my process.