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dc.contributor.advisorEdward Schiappa.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLord, Lacey (Lacey Gwen)en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Comparative Media Studies.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T19:17:10Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T19:17:10Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/106761
dc.descriptionThesis: S.M. in Comparative Media Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Humanities, 2016.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 125-131).en_US
dc.description.abstractComics studies tends to privilege the visual, and some scholars, like Scott McCloud believe that comics are solely visual. However, as Ian Hague has noted, the idea that comics are a solely visual medium is not only incomplete but does not align with what the sciences of perception and embodied cognition tell us. This paper seeks to build upon Hague's work by calling attention to and analyzing comics which exist without or with little visual imagery. These comics can be sorted into two primary categories, audiocomics and tactile comics. As these comics were created for people who have partial or no sight, existing guidelines and standards for creating aural and tactile imagery for people with partial or no sight are used to analyze the comics' success in achieving an experience that is easy to understand and also utilizes the medium's strengths. The comics are then analyzed as a whole in order to determine areas for improvement and additional experimentation.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Lacey Lord.en_US
dc.format.extent131 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsMIT theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed, downloaded, or printed from this source but further reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectHumanities.en_US
dc.subjectComparative Media Studies.en_US
dc.titleComics : the (not only) visual mediumen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M. in Comparative Media Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Humanities.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Comparative Media Studies.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc969742880en_US


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