Tray Ridlen, Art & Design; Chad Anderson, Art & Design
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Houston Cole Library, 11th Floor | 3:15-3:25 p.m., 3:30-3:40 p.m.
Presentation 1: American philosopher and theorist Judith Butler introduced the concept of viewing gender as a performance rather than an innate feature in her essay ‘Performative Acts and Gender Constitution,” in 1988. In her theory, she described gender as something that is etched in our daily routines, learned and performed based on cultural norms as opposed to being directed by one’s biological sex. Butler defined gender identity as ‘a performative accomplishment compelled by social sanction and taboo.’ We perform according to what society expects of us in order to not stand out from its prescribed norms. Some of the many influences which create our social expectations, include, what we watch on TV or otherwise, read in magazines, see on social media or in advertisements.
This series of posters highlight the classic male and female gender performances by using role reversal scenarios. The 1950’s – 60’s esthetics and imagery are used as the backdrop for the switch because of the extremely patriarchal society associated with the era. Gender roles were very clear during that generation: men had the power and were strong and in charge while women were subservient to them and only held supportive roles in their lives, at the office or at home. The intent of these posters is for the viewer to explore how media has defined the gender roles and performances we still follow today. I chose the performances where gender can clearly be seen, such as their treatment in children’s toys, beauty perceptions, self-care, and household duties.
Presentation 2: Exploring the use of UI/UX principles in an immersive experience through an escape room case study. This project explores user-centered design in an academic setting and how it could also be expended to a working environment. Through UI/UX knowledge we will examine everything from room design and setup, from concept to branding, creation, setup and user testing. This interactive style project can be a great teaching tool and even be expended to larger projects with different collaborating teams, in essence developing a UI/UX working environment which could be easily translated into the business world.
student presentations, student papers, student demonstrations, gender, art, escape room
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Art and Design | Gender and Sexuality
Parker, Karine, "Gender Performance | How UI/UX Principles Can be Applied to Non-traditional Projects in an Academic-centered Environment" (2020). JSU Student Symposium 2020. 8.