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Past Papers

By Subject

Animation Studies

Freddy, Batsirai. “A study of an 'African aesthetic' in character designs for animation through an analysis of the work”
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2015. Library shelf no. N 7381.7 FRE .
Link to Freedy's paper online

Dongo, Claire. “ The use of interactive educational animated series to enhance secondary language development in preschool children”
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2015. Library shelf no. LB 1028.55 DON .
Link to Claire's paper online

Allan, Desmond. “ An assessment of the application of the robotics theory of the Uncanny Valley (Bukimi No Tani) ”
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2015. Library shelf no. TR 897.7 ALL .
Link to Allan's paper online

Shapurjee, Shanaz."A historical enquiry into the animation unit, situated within the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) 1976-1988".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2009. Library shelf no. PN 1992.8.A59 SHA.
Link to Shapurjee's paper online

Marshall, Bronwyn Gillian."Computer generated lighting techniques : the study of mood in an interior visualisation"
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2009. Library shelf no. TR 590 MAR .
Link to Marshall's paper online

Botha, Karen Sarah. "The impact of digital technology on film production and the concept of cinema : a case study of the Terminator trilogy spanning 1984-2003".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2008. Library shelf no. TR 860 BOT .
Link to Botha's paper online

De Klerk, Michelle. "Conflicting Croft: A South African Case Study Based on the Evolution of Laura Croft".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2008. Library shelf no. GV 1469.3 DEK .
Link to De Klerk's paper online

Boardman, Kevin. "Adapting existing tools to improve usability of the techniques used to represent computer generated explosions in a production environment".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2007. Not currently in the library. A copy is available from Prof Doherty
Amato, Carlos. "Weapons of Mass Provocation: The Visual Language of the Political Cartoon in the work of Zapiro and Ramitez, 2001-2005".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2005. Library shelf no. NC 1749 ZAP AMA .
Link to Amato's paper online

Stalker, Phillipa Jane. "Gaming in Art : a case study of two examples of the artistic appropriation of computer games and the mapping of historical trajectories of 'art games' versus mainstream computer games."
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2005. Library shelf no. TR 897.7 STA.
Link to Stalker's paper online

Sascha, Buck. "Surrealist technique and the uncanny in the films of the Quay Brothers : a case study of Street of crocodiles 1986 and Rehearsals for extinct anatomies 1988."
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2014. Library shelf no. TR 897.5 BUC.
Link to Sascha's paper online

Boansi, Emmanuel. "A Critical Assessment of the Animator’s Artistic Ownership over Motion Captured Performances. ."
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2014. Library shelf no. TR 897.7 SAR.
Link to Boansi's paper online

Clare, Louis. "A Study of How the Technological Advancements in Capturing Believable Facial Emotion in Computer Generated (CG) Characters in Film has Facilitated Crossing the Uncanny Valley."
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2014. Library shelf no.TR 897.7 LOU.
Link to Clare's paper online

Lee, joffe. "A critical and contextual analysis of the changes in African-American character representation in Disney animated films from Dumbo (1941) to The Princess and the Frog (2009)."
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2014. Library shelf no. NC 1766.U52 JOF.
Link to Lee's paper online



Interactive Digital Arts

Coetzee, Anton. “ Maker discourses and invisible labour : talking about the 3-D printer”
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2015. Library shelf no. TS 171.95 COE .
Link to Anton's paper online

Gates, Nathan. “Fingers in the outlet : a self-reflexive investigation of 'bricolage' as a method of engagement in new media arts, through domestic hacking practices”
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2013. Library shelf no. N 85 GAT.
Link to Gate's paper online

Whitaker, Carly. "South African digital art practice : an exploration of the altermodern."
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2012. Library shelf no. NX 456.5.M64 WHI.
Link to Whitaker's paper online

Grotepass, Maia. FULL DISSERTATION "Investigating the software artwork creation process from an Agile perspective."
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2011. Library shelf no. N 7433.8 GRO.
Link to Grotepass's paper online

Turner, Robin. "Open Source as a Tool for Communal Technology Development : using appropriate technology criteria to determine the impact of open source technologies on communities as delivered through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Fab Lab Projects"
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2010. Library shelf no.QA 76.76.S46 TUR.
Link to Turner's paper online

Reddiar, Wayne Emmanual . "The Object Speaks : connecting the post-optimal object design with new media arts discourse."
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2010. Library shelf no. N 7433.8 RED.
Link to Reddiar's paper online

Bland, Cathrine Jane."The significance of play in the art gallery interactive environment: A case study of Nathaniel Stern's Stuttering (2003) and Step Inside (2004)"
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2009. Library shelf no. N 7433.92 BLA .
Link to Bland's paper online

Lekuntwane, Onica. "A Defamiliarisation of the Naturalised Usability of he Photoshop Graphical User Interface".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2008. Library shelf no. QA 76.9.U83 LEK .
Link to Lekuntwane's paper online

Sbrana, Rosy. "Cut and paste : interrogating beauty in the digital age"
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2008. Library shelf no. N 7433.8 SBR .
Link to Sbrana's paper online

Bristow, Tegan. "The sublime in interactive digital installation : an analysis of three artworks : Listening Poet, Translator II: Grower and The Cloud Harp".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2007. Library shelf no. N 7433.8 BRI .
Link to Bristow's paper online

Cronje, Franci. "Problems presented by new media in South African public art collections".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2004. Library shelf no. N 7433.92 CRO.
No online link but can be found in the Cullin Library.

Van Zyl, Susanne Hildegard."Crossing the boundaries : Stelarc's artworks and the reclaiming of the obsolete body".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2008. Library shelf no. NX 590.Z9 STE VANZ .
Link to Van Zyl's paper online

Theart, Pauline. “Slaap my kindjie, slap sag, an analysis of voice in Sound Art with reference to song”
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2013. Library shelf no. NX 650.S68 THE
Link toTheart's paper online

Constantina, Caldis. “Data sonification artworks : a music and design investigation of multi-modal interactive installations”
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2014. Library shelf no. N 7433.92 CAL .
Link to Constantina's paper online

Smith, Andrew. “The Myth of Interactive Audio: Game Sound Dichotomies and Implementation Strategies”
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2014. Library shelf no. QA 76.76.C672 SMI.
Link to Smith's paper online

Networked Social Media & Mobile Media

Cohen, Jennifer. “A critical overview of the privacy debates regarding Facebook and an assessment of the ‘Anti-Facebook’ social network, Diaspora*”
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2013. Library shelf no. HM 742 COH.
Link to Cohen's paper online

Jones, Alexander. ""Friending" brands : a critical analysis of the entry of two South African telecommunication brands into the networked social media of facebook" 2012.
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2012. Library shelf no. HF 5415.1265 JON

Vezi, Mazwi. "Challenges facing artists and institutions when showcasing and collecting internet art : a comparative study.
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2012. Library shelf no. N 7433.8 VEZ.
Link to Vezi's paper online

Lewis, Belinda. "Towards a Definition of Web 2.0 – a comparative study of the ‘wiki’, ‘blog’, and ‘social network’ as instances of Web 2.0".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2008. Library shelf no. TK 5105.88817 LEW .
Link to Lewis's paper online

Said, Mitch. "Grounded : locative art and embodied digitality".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2007. Library shelf no. N 7433.8 SAI.
Link to Said's paper online

Patel, Mayav. "Weblogs and the Traditional News Media in the USA: A Comparative Study of the Changing Roles of Weblogs in the News Coverage of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2006. Library shelf no. PN 4888.D57 PAT .
Link to Patel's paper online

Lehutjo, Tsepo. "Mobile 'Twitter app" usability: Determining the usability of Twitter apps on smartphones".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2006. Library shelf no. QA 76.76.A65 LEH.
Link to Lehutjo's paper online

Larsen, Alec. "A Chatbot Service for use in Video Game Development".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2006. Library shelf no. not available.
Link to Larsen paper online not available]


Game Design

Kotsiovos, John. "An investigation into the relationship between interactive narrative and representations of femininity in Mass Effect 3)."
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2014. Library shelf no. GV 1469.3 KOT.
Link to kotsiovos's paper online

Reid,Kieran. "The Theatre of Gaming: An Investigation of the Theatrical Quality of Games."
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2014. Library shelf no. N 7575 REI.
Link to Reid's paper online

Dykes, Michele. "Costume Design in Assassins Creed III: A Comparative Study between the Real and the Virtual."
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2014. Library shelf no. GT 580 DYK.
Link to Dykes's paper online

By Year

2015

Freddy, Batsirai. “A study of an 'African aesthetic' in character designs for animation through an analysis of the work”
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2015. Library shelf no. N 7381.7 FRE .
Link to Freedy's paper online

Dongo, Claire. “ The use of interactive educational animated series to enhance secondary language development in preschool children”
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2015. Library shelf no. LB 1028.55 DON .
Link to Claire's paper online

Coetzee, Anton. “ Maker discourses and invisible labour : talking about the 3-D printer”
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2015. Library shelf no. TS 171.95 COE .
Link to Anton's paper online

Allan, Desmond. “ An assessment of the application of the robotics theory of the Uncanny Valley (Bukimi No Tani) ”
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2015. Library shelf no. TR 897.7 ALL .
Link to Allan's paper online

2014

Constantina, Caldis. “Data sonification artworks : a music and design investigation of multi-modal interactive installations”
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2014. Library shelf no. N 7433.92 CAL .
Link to Constantina's paper online

Smith, Andrew. “The Myth of Interactive Audio: Game Sound Dichotomies and Implementation Strategies”
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2014. Library shelf no. QA 76.76.C672 SMI.
Link to Smith's paper online

Sascha, Buck. "Surrealist technique and the uncanny in the films of the Quay Brothers : a case study of Street of crocodiles 1986 and Rehearsals for extinct anatomies 1988."
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2014. Library shelf no. TR 897.5 BUC.
Link to Sascha's paper online

Boansi, Emmanuel. "A Critical Assessment of the Animator’s Artistic Ownership over Motion Captured Performances. ."
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2014. Library shelf no. TR 897.7 SAR.
Link to Boansi's paper online

Clare, Louis. "A Study of How the Technological Advancements in Capturing Believable Facial Emotion in Computer Generated (CG) Characters in Film has Facilitated Crossing the Uncanny Valley."
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2014. Library shelf no.TR 897.7 LOU.
Link to Clare's paper online

Lee, joffe. "A critical and contextual analysis of the changes in African-American character representation in Disney animated films from Dumbo (1941) to The Princess and the Frog (2009)."
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2014. Library shelf no. NC 1766.U52 JOF.
Link to Lee's paper online

Reid, Kieran. "The Theatre of Gaming: An Investigation of the Theatrical Quality of Games."
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2014. Library shelf no. N 7575 REI.
Link to Reid's paper online

Dykes, Michele. "Costume Design in Assassins Creed III: A Comparative Study between the Real and the Virtual."
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2014. Library shelf no. GT 580 DYK.
Link to Dykes's paper online

2013

Gates, Nathan. “Fingers in the outlet: a self-reflexive investigation of 'bricolage' as a method of engagement in new media arts, through domestic hacking practices”
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2013. Library shelf no. N 85 GAT.
Link to Gate's paper online

Cohen, Jennifer. “A critical overview of the privacy debates regarding Facebook and an assessment of the ‘Anti-Facebook’ social network, Diaspora*”
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2013. Library shelf no. HM 742 COH. Link to Cohen's paper online

Theart, Pauline. “Slaap my kindjie, slap sag, an analysis of voice in Sound Art with reference to song”
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2013. Library shelf no. NX 650.S68 THE
Link to Theart's paper online

Lehutjo, Tsepo. "Mobile 'Twitter app" usability: Determining the usability of Twitter apps on smartphones".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2006. Library shelf no. QA 76.76.A65 LEH.
Link to Lehutjo's paper online

Larsen, Alec. "A Chatbot Service for use in Video Game Development".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2006. Library shelf no. not available.
Link to Larsen paper online not available]

Kotsiovos, John. "An investigation into the relationship between interactive narrative and representations of femininity in Mass Effect 3)."
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2014. Library shelf no. GV 1469.3 KOT.
Link to kotsiovos's paper online

2012

Grotepass, Maia. FULL DISSERTATION "Investigating the software artwork creation process from an Agile perspective."
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2012. Library shelf no. N 7433.8 GRO.
Link to Grotepass's paper online

Whitaker, Carly. "South African digital art practice : an exploration of the altermodern."
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2012. Library shelf no. NX 456.5.M64 WHI.
Link to Whitaker's paper online

Jones, Alexander. ""Friending" brands : a critical analysis of the entry of two South African telecommunication brands into the networked social media of facebook" 2012.
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2012. Library shelf no. HF 5415.1265 JON

2011

Vezi, Mazwi. "Challenges facing artists and institutions when showcasing and collecting internet art : a comparative study."
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2011. Library shelf no. N 7433.8 VEZ.
Link to Vezi's paper online

2010

Turner, Robin. "Open Source as a Tool for Communal Technology Development : using appropriate technology criteria to determine the impact of open source technologies on communities as delivered through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Fab Lab Projects"
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2010. Library shelf no.QA 76.76.S46 TUR.
Link to Turner's paper online

Reddiar, Wayne Emmanual . "The Object Speaks : connecting the post-optimal object design with new media arts discourse."
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2010. Library shelf no. N 7433.8 RED.
Link to Reddiar's paper online

2009

Bland, Cathrine Jane."The significance of play in the art gallery interactive environment: A case study of Nathaniel Stern's Stuttering (2003) and Step Inside (2004)"
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2009. Library shelf no. N 7433.92 BLA .
Link to Bland's paper online

Marshall, Bronwyn Gillian."Computer generated lighting techniques : the study of mood in an interior visualisation"
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2009. Library shelf no. TR 590 MAR .
Link to Marshall's paper online

Shapurjee, Shanaz."A historical enquiry into the animation unit, situated within the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) 1976-1988".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2009. Library shelf no. PN 1992.8.A59 SHA.
Link to Shapurjee's paper online

2008

Botha, Karen Sarah. "The impact of digital technology on film production and the concept of cinema : a case study of the Terminator trilogy spanning 1984-2003".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2008. Library shelf no. TR 860 BOT .
Link to Botha's paper online

De Klerk, Michelle. "Conflicting Croft: A South African Case Study Based on the Evolution of Laura Croft".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2008. Library shelf no. GV 1469.3 DEK .
Link to De Klerk's paper online

Lekuntwane, Onica. "A Defamiliarisation of the Naturalised Usability of he Photoshop Graphical User Interface".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2008. Library shelf no. QA 76.9.U83 LEK .
Link to Lekuntwane's paper online

Lewis, Belinda. "Towards a Definition of Web 2.0 – a comparative study of the ‘wiki’, ‘blog’, and ‘social network’ as instances of Web 2.0".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2008. Library shelf no. TK 5105.88817 LEW .
Link to Lewis's paper online

Sbrana, Rosy. "Cut and paste : interrogating beauty in the digital age"
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2008. Library shelf no. N 7433.8 SBR .
Link to Sbrana's paper online

Van Zyl, Susanne Hildegard."Crossing the boundaries : Stelarc's artworks and the reclaiming of the obsolete body".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2008. Library shelf no. NX 590.Z9 STE VANZ .
Link to Van Zyl's paper online

2007

Boardman, Kevin. "Adapting existing tools to improve usability of the techniques used to represent computer generated explosions in a production environment".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2007. Not in the Library?

Bristow, Tegan. "The sublime in interactive digital installation : an analysis of three artworks : Listening Poet, Translator II: Grower and The Cloud Harp".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2007. Library shelf no. N 7433.8 BRI .
Link to Bristow's paper online

Naidoo, Riason. "The Indian in Drum in the 1950s".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2007. Library shelf no. DT 1768.E38 NAI .
Link to Naidoo's paper online

Said, Mitch. "Grounded : locative art and embodied digitality".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2007. Library shelf no. N 7433.8 SAI.
Link to Said's paper online

2006

Patel, Mayav. "Weblogs and the Traditional News Media in the USA: A Comparative Study of the Changing Roles of Weblogs in the News Coverage of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2006. Library shelf no. PN 4888.D57 PAT .
Link to Patel's paper online

2005

Amato, Carlos. "Weapons of Mass Provocation: The Visual Language of the Political Cartoon in the work of Zapiro and Ramitez, 2001-2005".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2005. Library shelf no. NC 1749 ZAP AMA .
Link to Amato's paper online

Stalker, Phillipa Jane. "Gaming in Art : a case study of two examples of the artistic appropriation of computer games and the mapping of historical trajectories of 'art games' versus mainstream computer games."
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2005. Library shelf no. TR 897.7 STA.
Link to Stalker's paper online

2004

Cronje, Franci. "Problems presented by new media in South African public art collections".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2004. Library shelf no. N 7433.92 CRO.
No online link but can be found in the Cullin Library.

Western, Natalie. "Space, time and the creation of meaning in video installation art : an analysis of Penny Siopis's 'My lovely day'".
MA Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. 2004. Library shelf no. ND 1096 SIO WES.
No online link but can be found in the Cullin Library.

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