an illuminated history
I went to College of the Atlantic for my undergraduate education, where each student receives a Bachelor of Arts in Human Ecology. Part of what defines the COA experience is the senior project, a degree requirement, in which the student conducts self-directed research and develops a project based on their studies over prior years. I combined my interest in museums, graphic design, and pinhole photography and chose to research the history of the camera obscura. I designed and built a walk-in tent camera obscura, and created an exhibit at the Dorr Museum of Natural History about the camera obscura phenomenon and its influence on science and art through the ages.