Hi I’m Robby. I’m pursuing a Humanities degree with a concentration in Creative Media. If I were an artist’s tool, I’d go old school and choose to be a simple pen and paper. There’s nothing like spitballing all your thoughts, taking notes, doodling, or mapping out a diagram of your creative goals in a diary. After graduation, I hope to take all my knowledge and get more involved with community-based projects, most importantly that support the cultivation of LGBT life in Hawaii.
Title: To Be or Not to Be
Question: How does Social Media reinforce or negate views of the queer community?
Abstract: This Capstone project will explore the capabilities of social media such as Instagram as a community network that can spread information about certain topics such as queer culture. Queer culture may be a new, fascinating, or an offensive type of content depending on the background, education, or openmindedness of an audience. For those interested in learning, Instagram can be a resource to provide insight on a misunderstood and underrepresented venue. By starting an online account, and in an attempt to create a complex depiction of marginalized groups, I will test how different portrayals can reinforce or negate perceptions of the LGBT community.