class 14  picture class inequities & EIs

The Pyramid of Capitalist System is a common name of a 1911 American cartoon caricature critical of capitalism, copied from a Russian flyer of c. 1901. Wikepedia

Create an illustration that draws from your life experience to represent ways in which (capitalist) class inequities intersect with the entertainment industries.  Drawing from your life experience, begin by free writing some ideas for the illustration.

 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  
  • You might draw from the readings and your response notes to class 12, youth economic situation.

Illustration guidelines

  • From your life experience (past/present), free write your perceptions of how class inequality intersects with the entertainment industries.  This might include a story that illustrates that relationship. 
  • 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.  
  • Try to stay away from Google generic images. 
  • Digitally-sourced Images can include 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.
  • Make a digital copy using a smartphone or scanner.
  • With your brainstorming free write, post to your rolling Google doc.
  • Post illustration to delegated album on course FB group:  class 14 picture class inequities & EIs.   At this point, don’t include text.

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