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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2008 ➔ I'm Not A Rapper, But I Play One In My Thesis

Thesis


Related people/organizations

Shannon Emigh (designer)
Stephanie Owens (thesis advisor)
Chris Prentice (thesis advisor)
Marko Tendenfelt (thesis advisor)
Loretta Wolozin (thesis advisor)
Stuart Cudlitz (thesis advisor)

Date

2008

Description

Identity is generally a self-determined, mutable feature of any individual that is constantly undergoing transformations, however, I'm Not A Rapper, But I Play One In My Thesis challenges the less mutable aspects of identity such as race, ethnicity, and personality. Nadia is a 17-year-old Pakistani- American girl that has been developed as an identity for myself. She is completely different from me in age, ethnicity, nationality, the gender spectrum, personality, and appearance. She is an elaborate experiment of performance, across different mediums that include still photographs, a rap song, and profiles on social networking sites. The project employs distribution technologies such as Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube and investigates the opportunities for multiplicity of identities that has been created by advances in social media. Artifacts of Nadia reside on these sites and behind-the-scenes processes are documented on my Parsons site. I

Identifier

PC020402_2008_semigh

Citation

Shannon Emigh. I'm Not A Rapper, But I Play One In My Thesis. 2008. Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses; 2008. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 23 Sep 2019.

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