What's News?

Lauren Bigelow's avatar Lauren Bigelow

Despite the widespread use of social media—an invention that supposedly connects people around the world—many are struggling to relate to and learn from one another amid increasing political tensions. They are trapped in echo chambers, also known as filter bubbles, which are virtual spaces that prevent them from associating with others of different backgrounds or opinions. The most prominent websites collect large amounts of data from their users and utilize it to suggest content they prefer, a strategy meant to keep them engaged. However, it can also prevent them from meeting others who could be positive influences and from considering the most rational ideas. "What’s News?" features altered videos and photographs; its dramatic lighting and repetition convey the fear and isolation internet users often feel. The film demonstrates how online discussion can silence opposing voices, but also help them flourish; we as media consumers will decide how to use it.

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  • Art form: Time-Based
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  • Medium: Video
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  • Year created: 2019
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