Entries by lauramarch


One of my classes this semester (Design Studio) focuses on learning particular technologies. I recently finished the Arduino section and wanted to share it! Arduino is a small computer (an open-source single-board microcontroller) that works with flexible, easy-to-use, and inexpensive hardware and software. It is intended to be used by artists, designers, and hobbyists to […]

Poster Exhibition Research Abstract

The Penn State Graduate Research Poster Exhibition is coming up, and I’ve just finished (and submitted) my abstract! I would love any feedback or pointers. Highlights of the origins, interpretations, and influences of the Penn State Blue Out are analyzed by the graduate student co-founder and organizer to provide unequivocal access to a moment of […]

Community Collage

I created a collage for an assignment that described community through the lens of Wenger (1998) for my Disruptive Technologies class. It took such a long time, but it was very well received by my classmates. You can check out their comments on the class blog. Click on the following PDF to see all of […]

Identifying Identity (for Disruptive Tech)

Cross-posted from my Disruptive Technologies course blog.  This week’s readings (“An Introduction to Discourse Analysis Theory and method” by Gee (1999), and The Medium is the Massage by McLuhan & Fiore (1967)) provided interesting fodder for an analysis of identity. In particular, Team Tiger (aka Group 2) focused on the following themes as they related […]

Speaking at NAEA!

One of my advisors made an appeal to the National Art Education Association to have a Penn State panel discuss the Sandusky scandal at our 2012 national conference–and guess who will be part of it! I’m very nervous, but excited to share what we’ve accomplished. Here are the details of our session: DAY: Friday, March […]


I wanted to post the slideshow I made for my father’s memorial service. The individual photos are available through a Picasa/Google+ Album. Thank you for your condolences and sympathy, I couldn’t imagine getting through this without my amazing family and friends.

Semester Wrap Up

Now that was one busy semester. I took far too many classes, started working at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, and organized the Blue Out. Here’s a collection of my favorite press on the Blue Out: Deadspin Blog (my personal favorite): http://deadspin.com/5858663/penn-state-students-get-it-right-with-the-blue-out TMZ Interview (starts at 27:10): http://www.tmz.com/2011/11/11/tmz-live-penn-state-mike-mcqueary-jerry-sandusky-conrad-murrayWPSU Interview: http://wpsu.org/radio/single_entry/LL-4030/storiesCDT article: http://www.centredaily.com/2011/11/11/2982236/students-rally-to-support-victims.htmlCollegian article: http://www.collegian.psu.edu/archive/2011/11/11/blue_out_encourages_unity.aspxESPN […]

Pictures from Traveling to Minnesota

I took a bunch of cellphone pictures on my travels up to Minnesota. For the next three weeks, I will be taking an immersion course on the Ojibwe. I will also try and tweet (real time) about what I’m up to, visit http://www.twitter.com/theartofmarch to view. Enjoy! Nice prices at a fishermen’s truck stop just over […]