Degree Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-1-2011

Capstone Advisor

Richard Breyer

Honors Reader

Douglas Quin

Capstone Major


Capstone College

Public Communications

Audio/Visual Component


Capstone Prize Winner


Won Capstone Funding


Honors Categories


Subject Categories

Film and Media Studies | Radio | Television


In Ctrl + Z, Amanda rides the train to work and tells her new employee the story of a particularly bizarre and life changing day from her early career. While working on her laptop at her favorite coffee shop, she discovers that her computer’s undo function, control + z, affects real life. At first she can’t believe what is happening, so she begins experimenting. Eventually she decides to use the power to her personal advantage, specifically to try to get a guy’s attention. Unfortunately she inadvertently causes some severe problems and is forced to choose between what she wants and what is right. In the end she realizes that what she thought she wanted might not have been the right thing for her anyway.

It was my intent for this project to illustrate the notion that while small everyday occurrences certainly affect us, it is the larger, big picture events that are truly important. Often we get wrapped up in our immediate surroundings and shut out everything else. We feel comfortable trying to control what is near to us. This causes us to lose track of what we truly desire. If we include the entire world around us for consideration, our view on life becomes far more daunting and unpredictable, but also more fruitful. There are many dangers out in the vastness of the world, but there are also many opportunities. It is when we are willing to venture out into the unknown that we can make significant changes.

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