I Am Here: The Eli Schultz Mapping Experience
Student: Elias Schultz
Mentor: Mark Foard
Domains: Science, English, Mathematics
Faculty Grader: Kenneth Sacks
My Senior Project is a collection of graphics and fables that explain complex concepts behind significant scientific and cultural phenomena. The subjects are: the molecular basis of climate change; two instances of evolution by natural selection; nuclear decay; the necessity for the Affordable Care Act; and resilience in terrorist networks, internet networks, the speed and size of cities, and the metabolism of animals. With the creation of my product, I experimented with different forms of displaying information in clear and aesthetically pleasing ways.
I chose to do this project because of my deep interest in the subjects that I researched, designed maps for, and wrote about. I combined my interests with a desire to discover new, efficient methods for conveying information.
Documentation of Product
Exhibition & Presentation Summary
“Baseball-Reference.com – MLB Stats, Standings, Scores, History.” Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC, n.d. Web. Dec. 2013.
Kleiber, Max. “BODY SIZE AND METABOLIC RATE.” Physiological Reviews 27.4 (1947): 511-31. Print.
“Mammals Sorted by Adult Weight.” The Website of Everything. The Website of Everything, n.d. Web. Nov. 2013.
Meadows, Donella H., and Diana Wright. Thinking in Systems: A Primer. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Pub., 2008. Print.
“Molecular Absorption Spectra.” College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, n.d. Web.
Scieszka, Jon, Lane Smith, and Molly Leach. Squids Will Be Squids: Fresh Morals, Beastly Fables. New York: Viking, 1998. Print.
Smith, Sean. “Baseball Projection.” Baseball Projection. N.p., n.d. Web. Dec. 2013.
Tufte, Edward R. Envisioning Information. Cheshire, Conn. (P.O. Box 430, Cheshire 06410): Graphics, 1990. Print.
Zolli, Andrew, and Ann Marie. Healy. Resilience. New York: Random House, 2012. Print.