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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2010 ➔ 101 ings that Unite and Divide: Stories of a Visual Perspective


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Robyn E Girard (designer)
Anthony Jesse Deen (thesis advisor)
Chris Prentice (thesis advisor)
Chris Romero (thesis advisor)
Ethan Silverman (thesis advisor)




Visual storytelling is an essential component of what it means to be part of Deaf culture.

Without it; there would be no culture. An anthology of short stories that identify, magnify and dissect elements of the Deaf experience, “101 Things that Unite and Divide: Stories of a Visual Perspective” emphasizes the importance of typography and motion as narrative tools for a powerful visual perspective.

Exploring a purely visual world through the juxtaposition of visual language, Deaf culture and vivid imagery, “101 Things that Unite and Divide” reveals the unique life experiences of Deaf individuals through narratives that portray different scales of emotions and interactions between the deaf and hearing communities. e characters narrating these stories in each vignette explore wide-ranging moments of frustration, humor and bittersweet poignancy, while proving that the common experience we all share is humanity.



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