Date of Award

2011

Level of Access

Campus-Only Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Intermedia

Advisor

Owen F. Smith

Second Committee Member

Nicholas Giudice

Third Committee Member

Science and Engineering

Abstract

This thesis is a study of what we consider real, and how we interpret fiction when presented as truth. The work explains the process of finding Jonas Whitmere, a special services janitor, and deciphering his artifacts. The journey begins with a wooden crate and the intent to create a new reality. In order to create this new reality there must be a hole in what is real. This paper explores the process of exploiting these holes, and defining how they are used to create fictitious realities. The results are a collection of Mr. Whitmere's artifacts from his reality. The viewer is left to decide on their own where the line between fiction and reality lives.

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