Presentation Title

Graffical Hike to the Waterfall

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Rhea Presiado

Start Date

17-11-2018 12:30 PM

End Date

17-11-2018 2:30 PM

Location

CREVELING 60

Session

POSTER 2

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

physical_mathematical_sciences

Abstract

Over the last several decades, graffiti has become more criminalized in our society, but it really is a big source of cultural transmission (Alonso, 1998). It has been a form of art communicated through thousands of years, from ancient Egyptian writings to our modern day streets. Los Angeles is a mecca of graffiti and many of the most influential graffiti artists come out of there. LA’s obsession in graffiti extends to nature as well, including places such as the beautiful hike of Eaton Canyon. Eaton Canyon is located in Altadena on the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The canyon has a famous trail that ends with a 40-foot waterfall. Because of its popular must see setting in Los Angeles, especially on weekends, humans tend to have a great impact on its nature. A major way humans have impacted and put their mark on the canyon either through slap tags, spray paint, or even carvings. With that in mind, we hope to find out the distribution and type of graffiti at Eaton canyon. We predict that there is more graffiti in the woodoakland habitat than the other habitats within Eaton Canyon. We also predict that slap tags will be the most prevalent type of graffiti in Eaton Canyon.

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Nov 17th, 12:30 PM Nov 17th, 2:30 PM

Graffical Hike to the Waterfall

CREVELING 60

Over the last several decades, graffiti has become more criminalized in our society, but it really is a big source of cultural transmission (Alonso, 1998). It has been a form of art communicated through thousands of years, from ancient Egyptian writings to our modern day streets. Los Angeles is a mecca of graffiti and many of the most influential graffiti artists come out of there. LA’s obsession in graffiti extends to nature as well, including places such as the beautiful hike of Eaton Canyon. Eaton Canyon is located in Altadena on the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The canyon has a famous trail that ends with a 40-foot waterfall. Because of its popular must see setting in Los Angeles, especially on weekends, humans tend to have a great impact on its nature. A major way humans have impacted and put their mark on the canyon either through slap tags, spray paint, or even carvings. With that in mind, we hope to find out the distribution and type of graffiti at Eaton canyon. We predict that there is more graffiti in the woodoakland habitat than the other habitats within Eaton Canyon. We also predict that slap tags will be the most prevalent type of graffiti in Eaton Canyon.