John Pattison’s Interactive Qualifying Project at WPI

Project Title:

Living History of WPI

Completed during Spring 2001 semester

Abstract:

The objective of this work is to create a unique first-person history of Worcester Polytechnic Institute by interviewing individuals who played key roles in the university’s recent history. These interviews were videotaped, thematically organized, and compiled into documentary form using nonlinear computer editing. Thematic emphasis is placed on the evolution of the WPI social community. The conclusions and recommendations focus on changes in student / faculty interaction, and the emphasis on research and tenure over the best interests of students.

Team Members:

Amish Patel, John Pattison

Faculty Advisor:

Dr. Christopher Brown

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