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Spring 2022
Grad Studio I
Secrets Are No Fun... 
Many Separate Parts
          Infinite Thoughts
          Feel What You Feel
Fragments of Life
The Ramp
          Holographic Music
Butterflies
Unlocking the Space Between
          Web of Grey’s Anatomy

Fall 2021
Senior Studio
Fluid Design 
Uncriticized
Direct Shot
Reflection
Out of Bounds
Motion Graphics
Stein’s Sprinkles 
1 Word: Explode
ASMR
Transient Light
Basketball

Spring 2021
Grad Studio I
Analog < 2020 < Digital
Liminality of the Elevator
Burn(ing)(ed)
Drop the Ball
Shawshank
Junior Type
Lollapalooza
Soft Serve
Strawberry Music Festival
i’m lovin’ it
Curtain

Fall 2020
Senior Studio 
27-1024
Design Nomads
GenZillennial
Protest: Impact & Empathy
A Typographical Metaphor
Motion Graphics
Dystopia
Home
A Piano
Tender Buttons
A Red Hat

Spring 2020
Grad Studio I
Sound of color
Re-Memory
Fenway Typography
COVID-19 Crisis
Limbo
Motion Graphics
Zoom
Breakslow
Layers: Tender Buttons
Neolithic Age
Poetry in LA

Fall 2019
Senior Studio
Brand Matrix
Brand New Worlds
Experimental Typography
The Persistence of Posters
Beasts of No Nation
Interactive Design
Time Will Heal
Sounds of Sunday
Water Waste
10-eye
See it All

Spring 2019
Senior Thesis
Evolution of Words
Dirty Water
The Body is The Bind
Nostalgia 
Primordial Soup

Fall 2018
Grad Studio I
Motion
Unmoved Mover
Rx Bag
Organic Color
Peer Biography

Spring 2018
Senior Thesis
The Waiting Room
The Proprium Method
Tragedy and Growth
Odalisque Now
Favors As Currency

Fall 2017
Grad Studio II
Humor
XB16
Index 17
Meanings
Layered Narratives


Mark





Student Name: Graham Atherton
Project Title: The Ramp
Project Description:
The Ramp, as it is colloquially known to CFA students, is one of the most peculiar and fascinating spots on campus. I think what makes it so interesting to me is that BU hasn’t figured out how to make money off it yet, so it just sits there. Once they realize some revenue potential, they’ll turn it into a slip-n-slide or something. For now, it just collects detritus from staff and students. It’s a fascinating collection of artifacts on the ramp ranging from abandoned fine art projects to boxes of ceiling tiles and air filters. It seems like this is the place people go to leave things they don’t need now but may want later.

I have spent hours and hours wandering the ramp now, and even though I’m usually the only person there, I do occasionally cross paths with other pilgrims: a COM student playing guitar, an a cappella group rehearsing, an undergrad assembling a sculpture, a custodian exiting her closet. Even when I see no one (which is more common than not) there is still evidence of activity. A new graffiti tag here, a smashed television there. I try to go every day so I can see what has changed overnight. I find myself imagining who might have left the bottle of Fiji water on the fifth floor or who repositioned the little oil painting on the third floor. It’s interesting how much I want there to be a narrative behind every weird little detail. I want the graffiti to have meaning, but I’m sure a lot of it doesn’t.

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