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The Collapsed Space

Liv, Jenn (2022) The Collapsed Space. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Liv, Jenn

‘The Collapsed Space’ is an open-ended and multidisciplinary research-creation piece exploring the complexities of diasporic identity through investigating my own personal lived experiences of being a Chinese Canadian American. Through virtual reality (VR) development as research-creation, this arts-based research uses auto-ethnographic practices to document generational narratives and personal memories into a VR experience, primarily through a process known as deep mapping used from the digital humanities. This thesis engages with the diasporic identity using methods including digital storytelling, deep mapping, expanding upon 2D images into 3D and 4D, and documenting responses and reflections on the research creation process through self-reflexive blog posts including feedback from my family members. Using the immersive power of virtual reality, this thesis seeks to also explore the ways in which the embodied experience can be used as a form of digital storytelling.

Date: May 2022
Uncontrolled Keywords: chinese diaspora, VR, virtual reality, space and place, deep mapping, listening to images, illustration
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
Date Deposited: 16 May 2022 16:59
Last Modified: 16 May 2022 16:59
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3777

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