Michael Klassen's Voice Map Trekking was awarded for its technical proficiency and imagination. He created a thesis that includes text, hyperlinks, interactive landscape mappings, video diaries, audio files, photographs, digital sketchbooks and voice maps - all within a Web site environment. Readers can explore Michael's multi-layered work by delving into its six portals: Ithinkisee, Wonder, Wander, Design, Musings and Voices. To experience Michael's noteworthy and compelling work, see it in MSpace at http://mspace.lib.umanitoba.ca/handle/1993/3010.
Michael's innovative thesis represents the first of its kind in MSpace, the UM's digital repository. His work transcends old boundaries and uses a broad spectrum of technologies, carving a path that other UM students wanting to explore the non-traditional thesis format can follow.