I thought people in class might be interested in Lev Manovich’s The Exceptional and the Everyday: 144 hours in Kiev. “Using computational and data visualization techniques, [Manovich] explore[s] 13,208 Instagram images shared by 6,165 people in the central area of Kiev during 2014 Ukrainian revolution (February 17 – February 22, 2014).”
Elizabeth Losh wrote a guest essay for the project as well. “Hashtag #Euromaidan: What Counts as Political Speech on Instagram?“
This article is related to the discussion of Crisis/feigning Crisis and it’s effect of the American educational system…The Pew study is revealing it’s fabrication, but I think educational companies will use this to sell more of it’s new media services.
The article makes me think of the “generational divide” that Losh mentioned, it’s relation to a technological divide, and how millennials–who, I am guessing, makes up a few of us in the New Media Literacies class–relate to their older/younger peers/students in the classroom/any learning environment. Is there a dynamic that we should explore?
Anyways, let me stop rambling.
Quote from the article:
“What’s more, libraries are not a cherished refuge of the old, but a destination for the young: In a September 2013 survey, 50 percent of respondents between the ages of 16 and 29 had used a library in the past year, compared with 47 percent of their older counterparts, and 36 percent of people under 30 had used a library website in that same time frame; compared with 28 percent of the over-30s…”
Read the Slate article. Read the actual study.
Tell me what y’all think,