Class Year

2017

Access Type

Vassar Community Access

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department or Program

Media Studies Program

First Advisor

William Hoynes

Second Advisor

Sophia Harvey

Abstract

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.

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