Create an illustration that draws from your life experience to represent ways in (capitalist) class inequities intersect with the entertainment industries. You may work directly from your responses to class 3 and class 4 and/or come up with a new idea. Some key prompts:
- Draw from your lived experiences: directly and/or what you’ve observed
- Might cover family conflicts, peer pressure, economic inclusion/exclusion, financial stress
- Could critique pop culture trends, EI products and representations (cable series, video games, influencers); but must somehow connect to your lived experience
- In “Equal Opportunity, Our National Myth,” (class 3, question 2) Stiglitz outlines structural forces causing greater class inequality. Declining government support for public education and child-rearing in under-resourced communities, alongside the privileges afforded youth from upper-income families is shutting down class mobility, i.e. access to the “American dream.” In what ways if any, does this resonate with your lived experiences and observations?
- Use a combination of images and written text. Text may be handwritten, typed, and/or cut out from magazines; must be legible.
- Must be done primarily by hand, meaning NOT DIGITAL. You can include digitally-generated images, but the overall construction should include hand-done elements, e.g. writing, drawing, doodling, framing, etc.
- CANNOT BE Google generic images but must include some self-created or personal images.
- Digitally-sourced Images can include (non-generic) photos, adverts, graphics, other kinds of pertinent data grabbed in screen shots, articles with headlines, etc.
- It might include personal photos.
- It can be a simple drawing using pencil, pen, and/or other writing implements (markers, crayons). Draw upon whatever skills available, e.g stick figures, doodles.
- Create some form of banner text that calls out a critical meaning to highlight.
- Consider visual design principles: dominant line, contrast, balance.
- Size it to an 8.5 x 11 format.
- If you’ve produced it by hand on paper, make a digital copy using a smartphone or scanner.
- Post to your rolling Google doc.
- When we decide on the appropriate platform, these will eventually be uploaded to a shared social media site to create a shared gallery, e.g. an album on a course Facebook group.