Graduation Year

2019

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Media Studies

Second Department

Art

Reader 1

T. Kim Trang Tran

Reader 2

Carlin Wing

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Abstract

Archiving the Archive is an exploration of the changing ways we hold our memories through media. As digital technology becomes ever more present in daily life, many old analog media are becoming obsolete. Throughout history, these media technologies have done significant cultural work through their ability to hold and share the content that formed collective memory and shared identity. But the way we view content is changing. This project aims to serve as remembrance to this symbolic work and the physical uniqueness of these media through illustrative prints imbued with a movement and life otherwise overlooked. These memories are then fractured and abstracted onto postcards that visitors are encouraged to take with them to create a new sort of collective memory of these media objects.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.

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