This practice-based thesis examines ways in which the cultural patterning of
greetings can be understood through their visualisation. The graphic design practice
uses a range of digital tools and software to develop an animated graphic notation
system for analysing nonverbal aspects of greetings both within and across cultures.
The thesis explicates the process of this development and outlines its context and
significance. Previous systems of visualisation devised by anthropologists for the
study of greetings have stopped short of using contemporary digital technology.
Further, although intercultural contact has increased, most existing greetings studies
still focus on intracultural greetings.
|Date of Award||2015|