Monday, November 24, 2014

Proposal for Kirk's and Jenny's Tactile Media Project/YouTube Video

We're going to incorporate our live interviews recorded on video with shots of various students of different demographics reading Yik Yaks off their phone that they find to pertain to themselves and are offended by. Students will be sitting in front of a black background that can be found on the 3rd floor of the library, and demographics will be obvious from the Yik Yaks they read. We're going to aim for 7 different students, at most. When making this video, student readers don't necessarily have to be pro or con Yik Yak, but rather, the goal is to demonstrate how Yik Yaks can affect and target a variety of different demographics. Students' actual opinions of the app will be expressed through the live interviews that will be dispersed throughout the video, between the readings. We are aiming to make a powerful video that will use melodramatic techniques to demonstrate the effects of anonymous hate speech on social media, precisely on Yik Yak.

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