Issues Don’t Trend
When we say an important topic is “trending,” we automatically imply its fleeting relevance. While some people believe “hashtag activism” impacts others, generates support, and prompts online research, I worry that it sometimes results in surface-level understanding that ultimately numbs us to the significance of these important topics. This piece highlights the direct relationship between trending topics and millennials’ addiction to scrolling through social media. What will be the long-lasting effect of scrolling through serious, trending social issues on our generation?
On view at Stamps Gallery
This work is featured as part of Exchanges: How We Got Here, The 2018 Stamps Senior Show, unfolding during the month of April in four exhibition sites throughout the city of Ann Arbor: the Michigan Theater, Duderstadt Video Studio, Work Commons in the Art & Architecture Building, and Stamps Gallery. Each space will host key exhibition events including film/video screenings, live performance, and opening receptions. Check the exhibition page for dates, times and hours.