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4-29-2020

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This study seeks to examine how the human body, particularly the hands, can be a focal point for sociologically understanding the way humans perceive themselves, each other, and the world around them. Using grounded theory, a series of conversational interviews will be conducted in which participants are asked to describe their hands, what they use them for, and what associations they have with them. The aim is for the participants to share stories which will shape each unique and individual interview experience. However, in understanding more about human life and its experiences, technical analyses such as statistics and graphs are often inadequate approaches. Because of this, the data collected will become visually represented by a series of paintings. These paintings will be displayed in a public forum alongside quotes from the interviews which inspired them, in addition to a poster presentation of the research. As part of a trans-disciplinary investigation, one may discern the utility of presenting scientific findings through art. Through visual storytelling, this study most importantly seeks to challenge the cultural divide between art and science.

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Apr 29th, 12:00 AM

Human TOUCH: Storytelling Through Anatomy

This study seeks to examine how the human body, particularly the hands, can be a focal point for sociologically understanding the way humans perceive themselves, each other, and the world around them. Using grounded theory, a series of conversational interviews will be conducted in which participants are asked to describe their hands, what they use them for, and what associations they have with them. The aim is for the participants to share stories which will shape each unique and individual interview experience. However, in understanding more about human life and its experiences, technical analyses such as statistics and graphs are often inadequate approaches. Because of this, the data collected will become visually represented by a series of paintings. These paintings will be displayed in a public forum alongside quotes from the interviews which inspired them, in addition to a poster presentation of the research. As part of a trans-disciplinary investigation, one may discern the utility of presenting scientific findings through art. Through visual storytelling, this study most importantly seeks to challenge the cultural divide between art and science.