Sample Bib Entry

Williams, Gabriel. “Primary Source Description Two.” Post Script Reverie Blog, 2017. http://postscriptreverie.gsucreate.org/source-descriptions/primary-source-description-two-gabrielle-williams/. Gabriel Williams details the panel from the AIDS quilt in this post, asserting the various themes and meanings encompassed within the panel. Williams engages in a detailed analysis of her specific panel, but she also supports it with information to the panel maker about the panel. She aims for a better understanding of the person given the provided information.  Audiences for this entry by Williams Read more…

Purdue Owl Primary Research Post

After reading the Purdue Owl text on research, I’ve come to understand the use of various types of research and how to apply them. Primary research is data collected directly from the real world, which is essentially, any type of research that one collects by oneself. Various types of primary research include interviews, surveys, observation, and analysis. Secondary research includes the collection of pre-existing research, such as a post by someone else, or an interpretation Read more…

PSD 1: First Contact

Panel: Victor L. Laureano  Block Number: #811   Description and Response The base of the Laureano’s panel is a velour, pitch-black background – the velour is dark allowing the colors on the supporting pieces to stand out. The panel has no border, but a simply placed black velour cloth. His name, “Victor L. Laureano” is made out with broad gold lettering in the center of the panel. Surrounding the names are various pieces of fabric. Read more…

PSD Activity Two

Description The painting is of a caucasian woman against a black background. She has a round-shaped face, with her head turned to the left, lips slightly parted. Her eyes are a dark brown, which stand out in contrast to her pale skin. She is wearing a white shirt with a tan-colored jacket over it. Her hair is covered with a blue and yellow shawl which drapes slightly down her back. The woman is glancing back Read more…

Intro to the AIDS Quilt

The AIDS Quilt is a memorial dedicated to those who have died from AIDS. The quilt displays memorial panels, sewn together by friends, family members, etc. to commemorate the life of their loved one. The quilt is a metaphor in the way that varied pieces are stitched together to create a whole. In this, each piece still keeps its distinct characteristics. Many people that have died from AIDS are often looked down upon, and not seen Read more…

Haltman Reading

The Haltman reading discusses material culture as well as the significance in the observation of these objects. What I found the most intriguing, however, is the way that the author went into depth about interpretations. “We do not analyze objects, we analyze our descriptions of objects” (Haltman, 6) This was significant to me because I’d never thought of anything like this. Of, course everyone sees things differently but this was grabbing because one is never Read more…

50 Years Ago, Today

In an article composed mostly of pictures, taking a look back 50 years ago, it is easy to think that the happenings are only a thing of the past, however, taking a closer look – it’s as if we’re in part 2. For me, the first photo grabs my attention as I see black men protesting with ‘I Am A Man’ posters attached to their bodies. As many of us know, this was a response Read more…