Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Consumed: Simple Choices, Complex Problems
by Shimpeno, Peter David, M.F.A., Florida Atlantic University, 2010, 58; 1487668
Abstract (Summary)

The intention of this exhibition is to educate the viewer about the hidden impacts that result from simple choices of consumption. This is a critique of the materials economy and the responsibilities of the designers, consumers and industries that contributed to its success. The critique is expressed through four dominant and unsustainable consumer products: water bottles, plastic shopping bags, cigarette filters and farm chemicals, as each has its own specific story of consumption. The form is derived from manufacturing history, statistical data, and profiles of consumer behaviors. Graphic design is utilized in both formal and non-formal methods with the goal of communicating specific messages to the viewer as they progress through the exhibition space.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Landes, Eric
School: Florida Atlantic University
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: MAI 49/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Fine arts, Design, Multimedia Communications
Keywords: Original artwork
Publication Number: 1487668
ISBN: 978-1-124-40965-8
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