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The Role of Implied Texture in Figural Imagery

Description: This study explored how implied texture was used to give meaning to figural imagery. Several questions were answered in proceeding with the creative project: 1. Did implied texture abstract the figurative image? If so, how was content affected? 2. Did implied texture act as an obstruction to content? 3. Did implied texture act as an integral part of content? 4. Did implied texture exist as a separate entity from content?
Date: August 1986
Creator: Bowman, Taylor Rask
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The Self Portrait: Intimacy and the Effects of Scale

Description: I perceived humans as a certain size, approximately five feet to six feet tall. This reality compelled me to do full length, life size, and larger portraits of my body again overlaid with the lizard's body. The study involved an investigation of self portraits and the effects scale had on their intimacy.
Date: August 1986
Creator: Burden, Rhae
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The Juxtaposition of Sacred and Mundane Imagery as a Strategy in Making Art

Description: In my problem I explored the nature and results of the juxtaposition of the sacred and mundane and its relationship to the specific formal elements of image and content in the paintings. I analyzed a small number of paintings (approximately four), selected from the new body of work. This analysis was conducted by answering each of the six stated questions as they pertained to the selected group of paintings as a whole.
Date: May 1986
Creator: Clement, James L.
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My Lazy Mind Needs a Dumb Structure to Lean On

Description: The purpose of this study was to examine the difference between language and the use of visual imagery to represent experiences and ideas. It focused on the following questions: 1. Can the meaning of a painting be ascertained by analyzing the referents of the images and their relationships to one another? 2. How does the purely formal part of the painting function in the creation of meaning? 3. What is the difference in the meaning created by language and visual imagery when they were used to represent the same idea or experience? 4. Where do my ideas come from?
Date: May 1986
Creator: Henderson, Micheal H.
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An Investigation Into the Use of Juxtaposed Imagery

Description: I proposed to investigate the motivation for choosing and juxtaposing images. While working on this project, I attempted to define my personal criteria for choosing images by answering the following questions: 1. What are the effects of combining images? 2. Do I make connections for combining images while involved in any particular activity or in any particular frame of mind? 3. What part does humor play in motivating ideas? 4. Do titles come before the work? 5. What importance, for me, is there for working in a series? 6. What makes an effective image? 7. Are some images more effective that others? Why?
Date: May 1986
Creator: Morse, Christopher Hill
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Examination of Personal Aesthetics as Reflected in My Work

Description: In order to arrive at a more consistent and clear personal understanding of the nature of art, I examined the ideas about art and aesthetics which were reflected in my works of the past several months. Some of the specific questions i asked in my investigation of the works were: 1. What are my thoughts on the role of content and form in my visual art? 2. What are my thoughts on the role of the viewer in visual art? 3. What are my thoughts on the role of permanence in visual art? 4. What are my thoughts on the role of appropriated imagery in visual art? 5. What are my thoughts on the role of expression in visual art?
Date: December 1986
Creator: Kennedy, James Michael
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Combining Photographic and Gestural Imagery in Printmaking

Description: The focal point of the study was the use of gestural and photographic imagery in printmaking, and how that imagery could be combined to form a personal aesthetic. The purpose of this project was twofold: to create, describe, and interpret works which called attention to the dichotomy and unification of gestural and photographic imagery; and, to allow for positive personal growth, which would be absorbed into future studio work.
Date: December 1986
Creator: McAlpin, John E.
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The Investigation of the Symbolism of the Feline Image in my Work

Description: Feline images have been an element in much of my work since 1981. These cat images were usually included in self-portraits. As my work progressed, the feline images increased in importance until 1985, when I abandoned the self-portraits almost entirely and began working predominantly with the cats. Although the feline image has been an important aspect of my work for several years, I never attempted to discover what these images symbolized or meant. I rarely thought consciously about the content of my work, as i arrived at my images primarily in an intuitive manner.
Date: May 1986
Creator: Kenyon, Gloria L.
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Symbolic Significance of the Shelter Image in my Sculpture

Description: The source and development of the shelter as a personal symbol in my work has been explored in a body of work consisting of twelve pieces. The approximate size of these objects is 10" X 14" X 18". I plan to address the following questions during the review of this body of work. 1. What part do architectural sources play in the development of the shelter symbol? 2. What part do cultural and anthropological sources play in the development of the shelter symbol? 3. How does surface embellishment affect the shelter symbol? 4. How does the size affect the shelter symbol?
Date: August 1986
Creator: Linder, Lora S.
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An Investigation of Selected Decorative Ceramic Techniques and Their Relationship to Form

Description: The intent of this study was to construct a group of forty wheel-thrown vessels, comprised of four forms, in series of ten. The surface of these pots was to be enriched through the use of various materials and techniques. These included slip trailing, brushed slip, glaze and over glaze colorants. The decorative theme I pursued was based on abstract floral images. I admire both the ordered structure of plant forms and the slightly imperfect symmetry contained within their various parts. I have attempted to express their gestural quality and delicate nature in my surface decoration.
Date: August 1986
Creator: Olson, Dennis K.
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The Fractal Object: Towards a Soluable Space

Description: In this investigation the possibility of a "soluable" type of space and its formal properties was explored. The project took the form of four objects, ranging in size from three to eight feet in total length. The investigation was based on the following questions: 1. How does the form suggest extensions of itself in space? 2. How does color alter the viewer's response to the form? 3. How do color and form work together in suggesting additional elements? 4. In what manner do materials and/or patterns affect the form? 5. What new avenues of investigation does the work suggest?
Date: May 1986
Creator: Webber, Bruce
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Jewelry as Removable, Wearable Elements of a Larger Collage

Description: In developing the ideas for this project, one of the major questions to be addressed was how well this method of combining prints, drawings and jewelry into a single collage would contribute to expressing the themes of intimacy and secretiveness already present in the individual pieces. It seemed that surrounding the jewelry with an environment that shared and repeated the private qualities of these objects would increase the intimacy of the work.
Date: August 1986
Creator: Swann, Rebecca J.
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Establishing a Nexus of Form and Content in Creating Mysterious Narrative Predicated on Duality and Transformation

Description: The original proposal was altered for the sake of clarity. In contrast, the new introduction offers a stronger and tighter definition of intent without changing the concept of my concerns. Working through the beginning stages of analysis I began to understand the significance of asking specific questions as a means of focusing my intent. I proposed to continue to explore the evolution of imagery in my work through the creation of seven to ten "pieces." I remained open to and involved with the uses of painting, drawing, photography, installation and combinations thereof.
Date: May 1986
Creator: Thomas, Deanna Marie
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The development of a micropatterned electrode for studies of zinc electrodeposition

Description: A micropatterned electrode was prepared for the study of electrocrystallization. Using microphotolithography, in conjunction with evaporation and pulse electrodeposition of thin films, a set of artificially roughened electrodes with hemispherical surface features five microns in diameter was developed. Voltammetric studies were conducted to determine the best electrode material. Gold, platinum, and various carbon surfaces were evaluated for zinc nucleation density and hydrogen overpotential. Surface homogeneity was examined by both light and scanning electron microscopy. Gold was determined to possess the best combination of material properties: chemical inertness, low melting point, and a high work function allowing underpotential deposition of zinc which reduces the rate of hydrogen evolution. Stripping coulometry was employed to determine zinc limiting currents, and evaluate effective diffusion coefficients in concentrated zinc chloride solutions. Although the method worked well for dilute zinc chloride and copper sulfate solutions, it failed at higher current densities; the emergence of surface roughness obscured actual limiting current plateaus.
Date: December 1, 1986
Creator: Sutija, D. P.; Muller, R. H. & Tobias, C. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Principles of Relational Databases

Description: Every business has to keep records. Sometimes these records have to be presented in a standardized form, or more often they can be arranged in any way that suits the user. Business records are of little use unless they can be referred to quickly, to provide information when it is required. In computer systems it is essential to be able to recognize any particular record in a data file which is a collection of similar records kept on secondary computer storage devices.
Date: August 1986
Creator: Hsu, Chaur-Chun
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Multiple Window Editor

Description: This paper is written to present the design purpose and design process of the Multiple Window Editor. Multiple Window Editor is a software which allows the user to edit or view different files or the same file on the screen by the window facilities provided by this software. All the windows can be dynamically created, changed, moved, and destroyed. The main purpose of this program is to improve the programming environment for the users. The design motivations will be introduced through the comparison of the present existing window facilities and the editor components. The design process will be introduced by analyzing the design decision, design tradeoffs and implementation problems.
Date: June 1986
Creator: Alphy, Yu Cherng-Der
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Graphical Simulation of Sorting Methods

Description: In this paper, five different sorting methods will be discussed. Each method will be analyzed and discussed in detail pointing out its efficiency, weaknesses, powerfullness, and the appropriate type of applications. The different methods are represented graphically using Turbo Pascal where one pass is performed in each method at a time. The methods discussed in this project are, Bubble Sort, Quick Sort, Heap Sort, Shell Sort, and Double Selection Sort. The latter is a new method that I modified from the Selection Sort. Finally, comparisons between the sorting methods mentioned above will be discussed.
Date: August 1986
Creator: Saed, Mazen A.
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Studies of micromorphology and current efficiency of zinc electrodeposited from flowing chloride electrolytes

Description: Results of a study of the micromorphology and current efficiency of zinc electrodeposited from flowing, acidic chloride solutions are reported. The effects of six variables were examined: flow rate, current density, zinc and hydrogen ion concentration, concentrations of nickel, iron and cadmium impurity ions, and the nature of the substrate. The development of micromorphology was studied in-situ by means of videomicrography and ex-situ by means of scanning electron microscopy. This investigation focused on the formation of grooved deposits, which are found under a wide range of deposition conditions. The major conclusions of this study are: the most important variable determining whether grooved deposits form is the interfacial concentration; large protrusions orient themselves parallel to the flow direction with the orientation starting upstream and progressing downstream; large protrusions become ridges due to growth of the highest current density portions of the electrode under mass transport control. The current efficiency was measured using EDTA titration and weight measurements. The fraction of the current taken by zinc deposition increased with zinc concentration, ranging up to 100%, and decreased with pH. The efficiency of zinc deposition was affected by the flow rate and the substrate employed. Impurities lowered the current efficiency.
Date: May 1, 1986
Creator: Mc Vay, L.; Muller, R.H. & Tobias, C.W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Six Pieces for Orchestra

Description: The six Pieces for Orchestra are short twelve-tone compositions . Each piece is an individual entity in itself, but they all stem from the same twelve-tone row. The method of composition with twelve tones evolved through the works of Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951). It was utilized by his disciples and has won general acceptance by a wide variety of composers.
Date: August 1986
Creator: Greene, Michael, 1939-
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Perceived Responsibility, Authority, and Delegation of Department Chairpersons Compared to Perceptions of Faculty in Saudi Arabian Universities

Description: This investigation compared the perceptions of responsibility, authority, and delegation held by department chairpersons and those held by faculty members in Saudi Arabian universities. The three purposes of the study were to determine differences in perceptions between department chairpersons and their faculty members, to determine any significant interaction between the independent variable (position) and each of the eleven clarification variables with respect to respondents' perceptions, and to determine any significant difference in perceptions between respondents in different categories of each of the clarification variables. The findings were as follows. There was a significant difference in perceptions of responsibility between department chairpersons and their faculty members, but no such difference was found for authority or delegation. Significant interactions were found between position and three of the clarification variables with regard to perceptions of responsibility, between position and none of the clarification variables with regard to perceptions of authority, and between position and four of the clarification variables with regard to perceptions of delegation. In addition, significant differences in perceptions were found among categories of six clarification variables with regard to responsibility, of four clarification variables with regard to authority, and of seven clarification variables with regard to delegation.
Date: December 1986
Creator: Masoud, Khalid S. (Khalid Saad)
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Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra

Description: The Concert for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra, a three-movement work, is approximately seventeen and one-half minutes in duration. Adhering to the three movement concerto form, the work reflects the influence of several styles of twentieth-century orchestral music. In the first movement, two principal motives, significant throughout the work, are developed in a series of metered and non-metered events. The second movement consists of a set of guitar cadenzas framed by increasingly complex material in the orchestra. The third movement explores an application of the two principal motives in a rondo setting.
Date: May 1986
Creator: Scott, Stephen, 1944-
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Marcel Duchamp's The Large Glass as "Negation of Women"

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine whether The Large Glass was a negation of women for Marcel Duchamp. The thesis is composed of five chapters. Chapter I is the introduction to the thesis. CHapter II includes a synopsis of the major interpretations of The Large Glass. Duchamp's statements in regard to The Large Glass are also included in Chapter II. Chapter III explains how The Large Glass works through the use of Duchamp's notes. Chapter IV investigates Duchamp's negation of women statement in several ways. His personal relationships with relatives including his wives and other women, and his early paintings of women were examined. His idea of indifference was seen within the context of the Dandy and his alter ego, Rrose Selavy as a Femme Fatale. His machine paintings are also seen as a part of his idea of detachment and negation of women. Detachment as an intellectual pursuit was probed with his life-long interest in chess. The Large Glass was then seen as not only showing inconographically a negation of women but also as being an intrinsic component of his life and his work.
Date: August 1986
Creator: Olvera, Karen M. (Karen Marie)
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