About the Book
This book, created by Aria McManus, is one in a set of 30 unique volumes that explore a variety of departments at Parsons the New School for Design. The books, created by Freshmen in a Foundation class called Laboratory, were developed through a process of research and interviews. Each represents an investigation into the author's department of interest and was created from the point of view of the author and/or the subjects that they interviewed. The goal of creating the book was to answer questions about a field of study prior to choosing a major and also to become a resource for other Foundation students and prospective Parsons students in the future.