Student Work Published in Online Journal- The End Of Austin
Posted: February 3, 2014
East Ave. and HI-35, Composite and Contemporary photographs by Therese T. Tran (endofaustin), creative commons
The End Of Austin (TEOA) is a digital humanities project that explores urban identity in Austin, Texas and is edited by Dr. Randolph Lewis of the American Studies Department. Their goal is to bring together different kinds of voices—academic, artistic, activist—to start a conversation about life in the fastest growing city in the US.
Graduate student John Clary wrote an essay in Dr. Paul Adams' Geography of Media course that was accepted as a contribution to The End of Austin (TEOA). The piece is titled- Familiarity in (Sub)Urban Form: The Death of Highland Mall? and focuses on the death of the suburban mall and concepts of new urbanism.
Dr. Adams’ Geography of Media course inspires this kind of inquiry, exploring the media from a geographical perspective and promoting writing on the various subjects including: place images, nationalist discourses, people's use of new media, new threats to privacy, and communications in the urban landscape.
In addition to John Clary’s work, several photo essays written by undergraduate students have also been published.
To learn more about the Geography of Media course, visit the faculty profile for Dr. Paul Adams.