Using access I have through an internship in the Archive Department at the USS Hornet, I correlated documented ship missions andupgrades from 1943-1971 with a timeline of geo-political events I constructed from myriad books and documentaries. I also conducted three formal oral histories of veterans to add richness and context.
For my project I studied recently published literature on the common microorganisms in ground meat, such as the deadly E. Coli strain O157:H7. Then I cultured ground beef and turkey bought from local markets and inoculated differential plates in order to compare the microorganism colonies in each.
To compare Emma Edmonds and Belle Boyd’s Civil War espionage tactics, I read both women’s memoirs as well as many general publications on U.S. women’s roles in the war. To ensure visual integrity in the the comic book I created, I also attended two Civil War historical reinactement events in Northern California.
For my analysis I performed a meta-analysis of the current scientific literature on the documented effects of cell phone radiation on human health, critiquing each experiment’s methodology and results. I also researched the physics behind radiation and current cognitive science theories about how the mind creates and enforces false correlations.
I familiarized myself with Matisse, Picasso and Cézanne’s styles and biographies through a review of books, articles and documentaries, I then performed a visual comparison of each man’s seminal works. Finally I painted my own triptych of self-portraits done in each artist’s style to provide more evidence for my theories.