I think a lot of people don’t really understand YouTubers. What for most people is a side leisure activity can be someone’s entire career; so much time and effort has to go into production if they want to be taken seriously. Additionally, the demands and drama of social media across different platforms and individual posts… Read More finally some indignant feminism?
So my website didn’t end up looking exactly like I thought it would, but that’s okay! I learned a lot from this process and am glad I got some experience playing with this basic form of the ~digital~ medium. I kept my minimalistic design but decided to use images that were more related to the… Read More sunset on the year
I decided to try and make a socially conscious beauty YouTube video of my own after researching how they’re created and whether or not they’re effective. I chose to talk about sexual violence because it’s the social issue I’m most passionate about and April happens to be Sexual Assault Awareness Month. I even went as… Read More it’s my beauty guru debut!!
While this isn’t necessarily as digital or tech focused as some of the other news out there, the way that digital mediums contributed to the worldwide devastation in the aftermath of the fire at Notre Dame is incredibly noteworthy. When news of the fire broke, I was ironically sitting in my French class talking to… Read More news spreads like fire
Here are some rough parts of my final paper. I notably started with the Jackie Aina part because I forgot to check a book out of the library. I think a lot of people don’t really understand YouTubers. A lot of time and effort has to go into production if they want to be taken… Read More more roughness
I’m an intern with the Office of Respect here at Emory and help plan their annual conference about sexual assault/ interpersonal violence prevention in campus communities. The conference was this past weekend and one of the sessions I attended was called “Gaming Against Violence: Engaging Education and Empowering Students Through Games.” The presenter was named… Read More gamifying consent education
I did the filming for my beauty tutorial/ social media activist video and have a couple stills from the footage below. Yay for editing! FYI about the teal– I’m not insane– it’s the color of sexual assault awareness month and that’s what I did the activism part of the video on.
I went and saw Professor Marco Jacquemet from the University of San Francisco talk about his research about the phenomenon of Transidioma, or the shift to communication practices that have evolved as a result of globalization, embedding multilingualism into more situations and blending face-to-face conversations with digital aides and interactions. His presentation was divided pretty… Read More transidilemma
Facebook announced that they will (finally) be banning white nationalist and separatist content from their platform. Civil right advocacy groups have be pressuring them to take responsibility for their role in the spread of violent racism online for months, so this measure is long overdue. Facebook’s pushback during this period largely revolved around the idea… Read More it’s about damn time facebook
Scholarly Sources Gannon, Valerie, and Andrea Prothero. “Beauty Bloggers and YouTubers as a Community of Practice.” Journal of Marketing Management, vol. 34, no. 7-8, 2018, pp. 592–619., doi:10.1080/0267257x.2018.1482941. This article examines how the beauty YouTube community functions as a Community of Practice, a type of social group where members share a common interest and seek to… Read More into the deep end of the beauty youtube world