Articles tagged: instagram
@AOC is Live Now: How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can steer local political engagement
AOC has brilliantly used Instagram to connect with and galvanize the masses on national issues. Local engagement should be spotlighted, too.
Infographic Wars: How Instagram aestheticizes injustice
In response to Asian-American racism and hate, Allie Cho explores the harms of infographics. The transient, aesthetically pleasing, and performative nature of these posts attempt to solve systematic injustice and are ultimately unproductive and unsuccessful.
On the Pandemic: Instagram Activism Ignores Gendered Impacts of COVID-19
"The disparity between the facile attempts at female empowerment on Instagram and the ways women’s rights are under threat demonstrates how misdirected good intentions can actually be more harmful than empowering."
Instagram’s "Crazy Jewish Mom" Is Sweeping The Nation
If my International Relations class is particularly boring or my dining hall’s taco line is taking a while, I pass the time by scrolling through my Instagram account. Lately, I’ve... Read more
In Defense of Visual Art
Who’s your favorite musician? Actress? What’s your favorite movie? Book? Almost everyone has a response to these questions. Kanye West. Keira Knightley. Star Wars. Harry Potter. Rarely do the answers... Read more