Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2018

Print is Dead is Dead
Vicky Chau

Our digital culture has been saturated with endless amounts of imagery, information, and networks. The Internet has become a vessel in which reality is questioned and lines are blurred between the real and the virtual. The Internet deletes all concepts of time, speed, separation and distance. The Internet is fast becoming its own reality.

Print is Dead is Dead is a subversive zine that aims to break the archaic “print media is dead” statement by introducing an augmented reality experience to the printed book. In its first issue entitled “The Internet: The Death of Reality,” the zine will attempt to answer the question: What can digital do that print can’t? What can the Internet do that reality can’t? The printed pages of the book are a representation of an Internet utopia—democracy, liberated expression, free speech—while the augmented reality application acts as a translator/filter of Internet dystopia, exposing what is false, imaginary, and distorted.

What do we stand to gain and lose from our digital selves? What do we choose to accept, believe, and trust on the Internet? This project is an investigation into the social and political realities behind the physical and digital realms. It confronts the conflicting truths that the Internet forms on the reality we experience.

Maxine Joy Almendra

Daniela Al-Saleh

Amon Dario Appelt

Shruti Ashok

Whitney Badge

Jaire Berkel

Ingrid Bonetti

Victoria Boyd

Madison Bozinoff

Malulani Bria

Kaylin Brown

Rachel Brownjohn

Olive Burd

Germán Castellanos Reyes

Madeline Cericola

Vicky Chau

Amber Chen

Victor Chen

Wendy Ching

Connie Chu

Channon Chung

Leonardo Cilmi

Emma T. Conway

Nicole Corso

Qamile Dani

Magdalena de la Torre Suárez

Amanda Ericson

Dan Feldman

Anna Feng

Natalia Flores

Peter Frasco

Lucia Garza

Mariana Gaviria

Mikey Hefez

Adrianna Hinsey

Avinash Hirdaramani

Marielle Holland

Grace Hong

Surkho Shane Hong

Pauline Hotelier

Dylan Hughes

Jiyoung Hwang

Sonali Jain

Andrea S. Jassir

Christina Jenkins

Maria Jessica

Erin Johnston

Javarius Jones

Yea Ji Jung

Rachel Kahn

Anastasia Kharchenko

Jonathan Haojaq Kho

Alexa Kim

Cindy Dawon Kim

Sang Dennis Kim

Somin Kim

Yoonji Kim

Kyungmin Ko

Sidney Law

Kevin Lee

Jane Lee

Matheus Dal Santo Lewis Sage Smith

Kristiana Marcon

Hannah Marshall

Kruti Mehta

Gabriel Mester

Charlotte Miller

Mintra Morrison

Tamir Moses

Kaisha Murzamadiyeva

Thomas Nghia Nguyen

Lanie Nowak

Satoe Onizuka

Steven Orts

Owen Pace

Tatyana Palacios

Herin Park

Olga Pavlova

Luli Peralta-Esquivel

Lindsay Petricca

Constanza Pinto

Shreya Razak

Costanza Reiser

Vincent Riportella

Bateel Saber

Ahana Seth

Cristina Soberon

Rebecca Speiser

Natalia Spotts

Sabrina Steck

JD Stephenson Jr.

Richard Supriano

Eden Tartour

Jissaura Taveras Hernandez

Nathalia Tello Arias

Liz Tsai

Altyn Turdukulova

Amena Tyebji

Gabriela Vieira

Juan Diego Villegas

Yige Wang

Evelyn Wu

Jessie Yao

Crystal Yin

Rebecca Jiayi Zhou