Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Art and Design

First Advisor

Jill Frank

Second Advisor

Jeremy Bolen

Third Advisor

Craig Dongoski

Fourth Advisor

Kate Cunningham


Do you remember the sun…? is an interdisciplinary installation that explores gold’s function as a utilitarian material within technology. Once reserved for the Gods, gold can now be found within the circuitry of cutting-edge space exploration technology or plated against the surface of mundane consumer electronics. Gold’s utilitarian shift away from adornment and capital began in the 1970s when digital technology first entered the home. First-generation personal computers and video game systems, both latent with gold, allowed access to new interactive virtual worlds that would evolve into technologies that currently dominate culture and society. The imagery of Do You Remember the Sun…? documents gold’s fall from grace by showcasing the extraction and refinement of gold from this first wave of interactive digital technology.


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