Sophomore art major Simon Klein’s NY6 Think Tank Fellowship project explored the question of identity and the framework of social media platforms to display a role that contributes to a multifaceted self.
Klein asked students to question their own identity on the web, and whether it was different from the identity they presented in everyday life. Klein said “[The] Arts and Humanities can be used very successfully to create a space for community interaction. It gave me the ability to ask the community tough questions like ‘What do your posts do?’ ‘Who is your audience?’ ‘Are your posts you?’ etc.
Through the creation of media content, a discussion could be formed around the content….making content that was personal in the way that creative work in the arts allows, created insight into everyday life that otherwise may go unnoticed…” This project presents a view into individuals lives that highlights new dimensions of the changing face of identity in our digital age.
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In the news:
Ny6ThinkTank Fellow Emily Tong is quoted in the Clyde Fitch report saying "…the humanities are the study of the ways in which people have created meaning over time and the arts are some of the physical presentations of such meaning…. We create meaning by sharing, understanding context, making connections, and expressing ourselves."
NY6 Think Tank Fellow Colleen Moore Tackles Diplomacy, Musical Activism
Katherine Walker and Donna Davenport in the HWS News.
"Faculty Reflect on the NY6 Think Tank"
Cathy Tedford, Ronnie Olesker, Christopher Watts from St. Lawrence Univ to attend "Humans vs. Zombies" event.