Vassar Community Access
Bachelor of Arts
Department or Program
Media Studies Program
The thesis explores how the tactile aspect of “Subway Therapy,” a project in which people could write messages on sticky notes after the 2016 Presidential Election and post them on the subway walls in New York City, fosters an alternative mode of being that is different from one perpetuated by the digital era. Tactility is an agent that strengthens the sense of community and reaffirms one’s physical presence in the physical world.
Nguyen, Sieu, "The "touch" versus the "see": tactility as a challenge against digital media in "Subway Therapy"" (2017). Senior Capstone Projects. 687.