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Assimilation, Dissimilation: An inclusive, participant based installation to express Toronto's collective memory

Yan, Che (2013) Assimilation, Dissimilation: An inclusive, participant based installation to express Toronto's collective memory. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Yan, Che
Abstract:

This thesis paper documents the process from ideation to materialization of making this inclusive, and participatory interactive installation at Union Station. This new social media installation intends to encourage participants to reflect and discuss collective memory of this multicultural nation by asking immigrants and/or their descendants “what has changed in you, living in Toronto?” Union Station, as a gateway and starting point for many immigrants arriving here, could entice them to reflect on their transition of moving form their home country to coming to this new environment. People from different
cultural backgrounds could express their experiences on being an insider or outsider of the mainstream society, by which people could raise self-awareness, understand each other and get connected.

Date: 2013
Uncontrolled Keywords: public space installation, user experience, interactive installation, collective memory, collective experience, multiculturalism, culture integration, Toronto immigration history
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2014 20:00
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2014 20:00
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/229

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