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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2009 ➔ True Layers Documentation Truth On School Shootings And Videogames


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Chang Hyun Jeong (designer)
Chris Romero (thesis advisor)
Ethan Silverman (thesis advisor)
Adam Chapman (thesis advisor)
Chris Roth (thesis advisor)




My thesis challenges the belief that video games directly cause gun-related violence in schools. I was motivated to pursue this topic when I learned of the media's practice of falsely accusing video games for the deeds of mentally disturbed individuals who have committed homicide on school grounds. I believe that the media has a negative impact on the public's perception by its distortion of the truth. In an attempt to reduce the gap between common misconception and the reality of school shootings, I plan to expose the media's distribution of false information to the public.

Furthermore, I will strive to provide direct links to scientific studies that help people better understand this grisly topic. I plan to do such by creating a legitimate web platform that creates awareness and distributes unfiltered research results.



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