Eversource Energy Center’s graduate student, Diego Cerrai, successfully defended his doctoral thesis in Civil and Environmental Engineering on April 11th, 2019.
It is a deep interrogation of comics as both an art form and a critical practice.
Over eight chapters, follows an anonymous, sleepwalking figure as they step out of a regimented life and take flight to explore new worlds.
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is a thesis-as-comic developed from the author’s doctoral dissertation for Teachers College Columbia University.
The protagonist bears at one time Hermes’ sandals and at others wings of its own; it is incarnated as a Pinocchio-like puppet confounded by a centipede’s existential challenge, ‘Who are you?
’, before finally being reborn as a child reminiscent of Kubrick’s ).
Square must be enlightened by his encounter with the sphere.
Words and images together free us from the limitations presented by either the purely visual or purely verbal.