Being socialized is the fundation of who we are, what we think about others, and what happens in today's society. Last semster we learned how many institutions like school, family, religion, etc. teach us steryotypes and biases about different catergories that people fall into. These groups include race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, economic class, and ability/disability. During the first few weeks of this project we took the time to do a deep analysis of videos and articles to find the stereotypes placed on groups. We looked at videos like Adobe by Fotoshop, which mocks the idea of a "perfect body", and also makes fun of mageziene advertisment. We looked at videos like these for gender, economic class, and ability/disability. After building background knowledge, we started making our masks and essays. This is where we got to choose a prompt and write about it, and we molded our face with plaster of paris to get a realistic looking face. Then we painted our masks and gave them character. After we started to finish that up, our classes brainstormed and did design thinking protocols to come up with a social action exhibition. We decided on a Meow Wolf inspired self guided tour that was held at our school. Our class was split into groups including PR and Marketing, room design groups, and team managers. We worked in our given groups and got to work on creating ideas, designing, and constructing. Our exhibnition turned out amazing and I hope that it opened viewer eyes to what we are being subtly taught.
My Final Mask Product
Final Mask Essay: Media
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