Abstract Title

The Filter

Abstract

Social media is an extremely viable and important part of modern society. Devices like smartphones and the applications used on them have allowed people to interact with others in ways that were not possible just a few years ago. With the touch of a screen, almost any information can be shared and distributed, from photos, messages, links, polls, events, videos, and even safety updates in the case of a disaster. Sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and SnapChat allow for the distribution of information at unprecedented speeds and constant engagement with new content.

Users are told they are more connected; they need to stay updated with what is happening in the world and to all the people around them. How does this overload of information and content affect the ways consumers interact with one another? How has social media affected the way people present themselves to others in these online interactions? Society has certainly adapted to the inception of social media. Certain tasks have gotten easier, like ordering a coffee, listening to music, or contacting elected leaders, but has human interaction suffered? This project explores the consequences of social media and how they apply to human interaction. The results of academic research on the topic including various studies, texts by anthropologists and leaders in the technological community are manifested in these three individual garments. The techniques involved in their creation represent both the positive and negative influences that social media have had in recent years.

Modified Abstract

Social media is an extremely viable and important part of modern society. Devices like smartphones and the applications used on them have allowed people to interact with others in ways that were not possible until recently. Almost any information can be shared and distributed. How does this overload of information and content affect the ways consumers interact with one another? How has social media affected the way people present themselves to others in these interactions? This project explores the consequences of social media and how they apply to human interaction. The results of academic research are manifested in three individual garments. The techniques involved in their creation represent both the positive and negative influences that social media have had in recent years.

Research Category

Art/Fashion

Author Information

Julia DePalmaFollow

Primary Author's Major

Fashion Design

Mentor #1 Information

Linda Ohrn- McDaniel

Presentation Format

Artistic Piece

Start Date

5-4-2018 1:00 PM

Research Area

Communication Technology and New Media | Social Media

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The Filter

Social media is an extremely viable and important part of modern society. Devices like smartphones and the applications used on them have allowed people to interact with others in ways that were not possible just a few years ago. With the touch of a screen, almost any information can be shared and distributed, from photos, messages, links, polls, events, videos, and even safety updates in the case of a disaster. Sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and SnapChat allow for the distribution of information at unprecedented speeds and constant engagement with new content.

Users are told they are more connected; they need to stay updated with what is happening in the world and to all the people around them. How does this overload of information and content affect the ways consumers interact with one another? How has social media affected the way people present themselves to others in these online interactions? Society has certainly adapted to the inception of social media. Certain tasks have gotten easier, like ordering a coffee, listening to music, or contacting elected leaders, but has human interaction suffered? This project explores the consequences of social media and how they apply to human interaction. The results of academic research on the topic including various studies, texts by anthropologists and leaders in the technological community are manifested in these three individual garments. The techniques involved in their creation represent both the positive and negative influences that social media have had in recent years.