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Crossroads A World War II story
by Zhang, Yibin, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 11; 1523219
Abstract (Summary)

There is a vacancy in history, a vacancy that contains a crucial understanding and hinders us from comprehending history as a whole. The emptiness that we feel does not come from dissipated events or hollow periods. It comes from a lack of perspective, or an absence of empathetic dispositions.

To elucidate this disconcerting question, I developed a project called Crossroads, which is an interactive narrative piece that can be used as a tool to let people view World War II history from numerous lives. This is a collective project that follows different characters that lived during World War II. Just by observing the content, the viewer can see how the war impacted their lives. Some characters in my project may have crossed paths with each other during the World War II period, but may have dramatically different impression afterwards.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Black, Margaret, Cummings, Tanya
Commitee: Byrom, Andrew, Cummings, Tanya, Sum, Tiffany
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Art
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Fine arts, Film studies
Keywords: Graphic design, Interactive, New media, Original artwork, Photography, Storytelling, World War II
Publication Number: 1523219
ISBN: 978-1-303-20670-2
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