12 Things You Should Know About Frac Sand Mining in Wisconsin

STUDENT
Jacob Berchem, Taylor Chase, Kate Golden

COURSE
Independent

MEDIUM
Animation, Video (3:09)

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This video is meant to serve as a brief overview of some of the many controversies surrounding the frac sand mining industry in the state. Wisconsin is the nation's number one producer of frac sand, which is used in the hydraulic fracturing process to retrieve natural gas and oil.

Another Version of The Last Supper

STUDENT
Liu Sitong

COURSE
Art 107

INSTRUCTOR
Israel Campos

MEDIUM
Digital image

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Merging modern technology into a historical event. How the new ways of accessing to information (Internet) shapes the "Final Meal". According to the Gospel accounts, Jesus shared with his Apostles in Jerusalem before his crucifixion. Imagining this happens in a modern executive office or a modern fancy dinner when everyone is equal in front of information. Now, who's guilty?

Anticipation

STUDENT
Amy Drew

COURSE
Independent

MEDIUM
Digital image

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As an Irish Dancer myself, I wanted to capture some of the feelings one gets before stepping on stage. Depending on the competition, your state of mind can be peaceful or nervous or excited, and sometimes it's a weird mix of all three. I created this from scratch in Adobe Photoshop, sort of how one might paint a portrait, but in digital form.

Art and Identity

STUDENT
Allyson Craft

COURSE
Strategy-Inclusive Schooling
Curriculum and Instruction 506

INSTRUCTOR
Lisa Hoon

MEDIUM
Video (3:48), website

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"Art and Identity" explores my personal identity through a history of relevant events and artworks I have made. The video demonstrates that in every person's identity there is a conglomeration of various events, thoughts, and issues that come together to shape that individual. Importantly, we must always be mindful of that and appreciate the diversity that complexity offers.

Allyson's website:  allysonccraft.wordpress.com

The Balance of Academics and Athletics

STUDENT
Cassidy Rae Neuville

COURSE
Journalism 202

INSTRUCTOR
Professor Mike Wagner
TA German Alvarez

MEDIUM
Website

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The Balance of Academics and Athletics: Should student athletes be paid? A look into the perspective of the Wisconsin Badgers' Football Team

This website will navigate you through the different perspectives and facts on NCAA Division 1 football student-athletes. The debate of whether college athletes should be paid to play is controversial, but several student-athletes here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Coach Strickland have opened up about their thoughts on this topic, as well as the balance of academics and athletics here at UW-Madison. Enjoy and On Wisconsin!

Big Cookie

STUDENT
Kai Rasmussen

COURSE
Independent

MEDIUM
Digital image, Website, comic

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Big Cookie is a web comic about a candy planet that faces tough issues.

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

STUDENT
Brett Bachman

COURSE
Journalism 880

INSTRUCTOR
Deborah Blum

MEDIUM
Multimedia presentation

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A 5,000+ word eBook, published for the Kindle, Nook, iBooks, etc, about Madison's inability to deal with its homeless population, told from the perspective of a homeless man who ultimately died in June 2014.

A Brief History of Art

STUDENT
Grace Meurer

COURSE
Art 448 - Digital Imaging Studio

INSTRUCTOR
Stephen Hilyard

MEDIUM
Animation (2:25)

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The history of art from 1905 to 1970 is compressed to a short video highlighting movements from cubism to video art.

Can All Animals Swim?

STUDENT
Cody LaCrosse

COURSE
Independent

MEDIUM
Video (11:52)

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This video was a three week personal project that I took up during the summer. About a week and a half was spent researching, writing, audio, and editing while the other half was spent making the images and slides. Surprisingly, all images were made on MS Paint, audio was recorded on Audacity, and video editing was done using a six year old version of Sony Vegas. In other words, this was truly a low-budget production. I have hopes of making more videos in the future, but I plan on transitioning to on-camera with a more serious tone.


Chocolate's Journey: From bean to bar

STUDENT
Suchanun Chaivorapongsa

COURSE
Art 448: Digital Imaging Studio

INSTRUCTOR
Stephen Hilyard

MEDIUM
Animation, Video (2:30)

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The assignment required us to use any kinds of video in Adobe After Effects. As a food science student, I wanted to do something that relates to food. This is a short interactive animation and video, which tells a story of how the cacao beans are processed and turned into a chocolate bar.

Color Challenge

STUDENTS
Rongjie Lu, Veronique Yeo

COURSE
Independent

MEDIUM
Digital image

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Over a period of two months back in 2013, Veronique and I decided to do a digital painting every other day, but with a catch: we can only use the colours selected from the colour palette released on that day from a colour palette website, and we can only do drawings of ideas not represented by the photo for that particular palette. Here's a selection of what we consider our favourite works.

Commodity Culture

STUDENT
Hillary Kuhlemeier

COURSE
Art 107 Introduction to Digital Art

INSTRUCTOR
Israel Campos

MEDIUM
Digital image

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This piece is a statement on manufacturing overseas and greed that comprises our society. The background is taken from a scene in China and the dollar bill with the lipstick crown is a play on our commodity culture. Most everything we do revolves around money so the pyrite in the middle of the collage is representative of being fooled by our desires that we attain. Once we posses what we think will make us happy we still feel a sense of discontent thus we perpetually yearn for more.

Curb

STUDENT
Megan Hakes, Natalie Amend, Ashley Berg, Garth Beyer, Chapin Blanchard, Ally Boutelle,
Barbara Gonzalez, Michelle Gonzalez, Haley Henschel, Mara Jezior, Lauren Mather, Esta Pratt-Kielley, Grey Satterfield, Emily Skorin, Jasmin Sola, Lanni Solochek, Katy Stankevitz, Laken Stramara, Jesse Tovar, Kristen Tracy. Samantha Wolfin

COURSE
Magazines and Magazine Editing, Journalism 417

INSTRUCTOR
Katy Culver and Stacy Forster

MEDIUM
Multimedia, Website

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For the past three months, J417 students have traveled around Wisconsin to explore the role of land in shaping Wisconsin identities, communities and passions. Curbonline.com is home to articles, videos and multimedia features, including maps, timelines and graphics, that share the stories we unearthed.

Elemental

STUDENT
William Brown

COURSE
Communication Arts 155

MEDIUM
Digital Image

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Poster for the fictional television show: Elemental.

Faces of Rural Indonesian Workers

STUDENT
Carlie Renee Cervantes De Blois

COURSE
Independent

MEDIUM
Digital Image, photographs

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These photos are an observation of the variety of workers in East Java, Indonesia. I interviewed each worker about their work-life in the country and took their photo after talking with each one. Represented in the photos are a spice seller, tea plantation workers, and a family of fishers. This series is a presentation of the everyday work life of rural inhabitants as well as a token of my stay in Indonesia.

Finding Forever Families

STUDENT
Ekaterina Mullendore

COURSE
Intro to Cartography, Geography 370

INSTRUCTOR
Robert Roth

MEDIUM
Infograph

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With this map, I hope to demonstrate the timescale and magnitude of international adoptions to America. Utilizing the flow map, countries and regions that send the most children are quite apparent. Additional graphics on the map provide an overview of the overwhelmingly decreasing trend in adoptions worldwide, as well as a brief history of international adoption. I also highlight specific countries, speculating about causes behind decreases, as well as increases in certain countries. I hope to bring awareness to the steady decrease in international adoptions to America, as it has detrimental effects on children and families worldwide.

Fool-proof Living

STUDENT
Cody LaCrosse

COURSE
Digital Media and Literacy, Curric 209

INSTRUCTOR
Alon Andrews

MEDIUM
Video (0:46)

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Our assignment was to make a short video representing a text, and I chose a short passage from The Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Allan Watts. All pictures are from 2013-present, and I produced the audio with my ukulele.


In America

STUDENT
Tiffany Ike

COURSE
Independent

MEDIUM
Digital Image

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"In America" introduces the first of many projects by the work of CiteSeeing which aims to express what we see but don't know in our lives. This particular compilation explores the harsh realities that make up America. The things we don't talk about, the things that go unnoticed and causes injustice to prevail.

Inventions of the 20th Century

STUDENT
Katherine Sandheinrich

COURSE
Art 546: Advanced Typography and Graphic Design

INSTRUCTOR
Dennis Miller

MEDIUM
Infographic

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This infographic was created to relay information about different "fun" inventions of the 20th century. I researched statistics about different inventions and narrowed the information down to a few facts. I created the object renderings and then used multiples of objects to help show the fact for that object. This was the first infographic I've created, and I enjoyed doing a project that involved so much research.

A Journey Away From Home-Chinese Students at Home

STUDENT
Jingzhe (Kelly) Wang

COURSE
Journalism 202

MEDIUM
Multimedia presentation, Website

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Through the website "A Journey Away from Home - Chinese Students at UW-Madison," I hope to present a general portrayal of Chinese students studying at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It focuses on integration problems seen at this campus. It includes the history of Chinese students in America since 1874, original survey results in alternative story forms showing basic data and problems that Chinese students encounter here, several profile stories of students and organizations on campus in words, audio and video formats and much more, aiming to give as complete a picture as possible of the Chinese students studying at UW-Madison.