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Title

Still Fires

Document Type

Campus Access

Degree Program

English

Degree Type

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

Year Degree Awarded

2013

Month Degree Awarded

May

Keywords

virtuality, family, counterculture, consumerism, volcanology

Abstract

This book is about two families in Seattle acting out their dysfunction through a virtual world created by the families’ wrongheaded patriarchs. It attempts to explore digital world-building in the 21st century as an indefatigable expression of our cultural and personal desire to possess and produce the other, or our inability to imagine anything truly new even as we are capable of creating new forms with which to imagine and manifest that which we imagine. Note: this is an early draft of the book.

First Advisor

Sabina Murray

Second Advisor

Noy Holland

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