Immersion: An OJS Theme Demo 2019-04-09T10:32:29-07:00 Kevin Stranack Open Journal Systems <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Etiam viverra vulputate est, et feugiat velit euismod at. Donec at malesuada lacus. Mauris eros neque, blandit ac ante commodo, convallis pellentesque metus. Suspendisse at consectetur tellus. </p> Concrete Research Poetry: A Visual Representation of Metaphor 2018-10-31T10:23:43-07:00 Marcy Meyer <p>In this paper, the author employs concrete research poetry as a visual representation of a metaphor analysis. Using autoethnographic methods, she explores the experiences of eight single mothers of children and young adults with mental illness. She conducts a metaphor analysis of semi-structured interview data and generates concrete poetic structures from metaphors that emerged from the data. In the process, she transforms data into art.</p> 2018-10-31T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) Teaching for the Ambiguous, Creative, and Practical: Daring to be A/R/Tography 2018-10-31T10:34:39-07:00 Delane Ingalls Vanada <p>This purpose of this inquiry is to explore how an a/r/tographic model of shared inquiry led to deeper insights about learner-centered pedagogy. Invited to teach and redesign a very large ‘Art &amp; Society: Visual Arts’ course at a large university with a 21st century issues-based focus, together with my commitment as a constructivist, learner-centered teacher, the current phenomenological study was born. The phenomena studied was whether a large, lecture-style class taught from a more non-traditional, non-lecture, art-as-experience, learner-centered epistemology might affect students’ balanced thinking and perceptions about their learning. Students’ perceptions, along with the regulatory role of emotions, are critical factors in motivation and behavior; students’ self-beliefs about learning and their capabilities affect their behavior, resilience, and persistence in the face of challenge.</p> 2018-10-31T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) Reimagining Cancer through Painting: An Arts-based Authoethnography 2018-10-31T10:33:23-07:00 Christine Dunagin-Miller Jodi Jan Kaufmann <p>We interweave arts-based inquiry, painting, and autoethnography, to critically examine one researcher's fearful narratives around cancer, death, dying, and family myths. These methods give us the distance to deconstruct Christine's past schema in order to take away its powerful influence on her life. This destabilized illness narrative leads to a transformational narrative of peace. Arts-based inquiry invites the viewer/reader to engage in similar acts of deconstruction and transformation.</p> 2018-10-31T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) Artful Inquiry and the Unexpected Ethical Turn: Exploring Identity through Creative Engagement with Grades 9-12 Students in Guatemala and Canada 2019-04-09T10:32:29-07:00 Mindy Carter <p>This paper presents a research project conducted with Grades 9-12 students in Canada and Guatemala where the visual arts were used to explore identity. Participants engaged in a short-term artful inquiry in which they were asked to create a piece of visual art that represented their cultural roots, self in present society and hopes for the future. Various modes of representation including drawing and collage were used. When considering the data, emergent themes and the overall project, unexpected reverberations about the ethical impact of doing arts based work emerged. These questions led to further questions about how creative engagement, individual and collective transformation within the classroom environment does/does not occur as a result of creative engagement.</p> 2018-10-31T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) MashUp at the Vancouver Art Gallery: “In Review” [onto]Riffologically 2018-10-31T10:26:55-07:00 Richard Wainwright Shannon Stevens <p>[onto]Riffology, a “plug in and play” method of inquiry that riffs across technological platforms and with all manner of material, finds easy resonance in mashup and remix, and we turn our riffological sights to the Vancouver Art Gallery which hosted MashUp[1] from February 20th through June 12th, 2016. Creative and combinatorial, mashup is identifiable in popular discourse as fundamentally humanist and epistemological in nature; however, as an interdisciplinary, ontological practise of repurposing and reconstituting, acts of mashup also exist in geological activity, far outside of humanity, and here we apply ontological focus through riffological measures. We are interested not in seeing merely what is being exhibited, but deterritorializing what is being curated. Our emergent senses of new materialisms inform our riffology here as we ceaselessly (re)encounter the exhibition; experienced as a riff arcadeof dream like experience that one mayn’t exit; like the arcades of Benjamin’s mammoth project of 1927 to 1940.</p> 2018-10-31T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) Critical Autoethnography Conference 2016: A Factionalized Review 2018-10-31T10:35:43-07:00 Esther Fitzpatrick <p>In this factionalised script, I provide a review of the Critical Autoethnography (CAE) Conference, which took place in Melbourne, Australia, July 21-22, 2016. Participants gathered from across the globe to discuss the themes of affect, animacies, and objects from a critical autoethnographic vantage point.</p> 2018-10-31T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) Editorial 2018-10-31T06:42:07-07:00 Diane Conrad 2018-10-31T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c)