Individualism, for the purpose of this project, refers to the ongoing theme of serving oneself and being unique in doing so. The following are a few examples of the individualist themes in modern literature, whether it be movies, books, or art.
The popular novel, Divergent, is an example of young adults fighting for individualism in a society that punishes it. Kafkaesque in nature, the dark and dreary dystopia in the Divergent series is considered evil to author Veronica Roth’s readers because of its promotion of collectivism. Divergent’s government competes with the ideas that are heavily defended by today’s youth.
Thrifting has become a trending topic in magazines and blogs. It’s the idea of purchasing things second hand and, in most cases, completely unique from anything else in the store that intrigues individualist culture. Blogs post about thrift shop finds and, in many cases, the thrift shop finds mirror a fad that’s been pre established by big name designers. The thrifting just allows for the guise of individuality, similar to the anecdote of Piper and his roommate.
Young Adult Novels/ Movies
John Green’s novel-movie adaptations like Paper Towns accentuates the fact that the main characters are “different.” In this story specifically, one of the characters is an enigma. She serves only herself and does things to please her and only her. The only thing that makes her interesting are these attempts to be different. The narrator of the story glorifies and romanticizes this compulsive need to be unique.
In the podcast, a New York Times article is mentioned titled The Age of Individualism. The author, Ross Douthat, says that individualism is detrimental in that it only caters to one's own loyalties. If Ross Douthat is considered a representative for his generation then it is safe to say that older Americans aren’t overly supportive of individualistic behavior. This article offers a contrary view, one in which individualism is a negative thing.
Pertaining to the art world, a lot of recently produced art pieces are up for interpretation. This allows for the individual to project their own selves into the art.
When speaking on individualism, it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly where it is or why it’s there. It’s intangible and elusive. It’s a theme that is underlying in so many things created by and for our generation that, sometimes, we don’t even notice it’s there.
1. The video that we watched in class was about Jack a kid that was getting bullied it is also interactive by how once you press certain buttons things can change. It allows you to be interactive.
2. It reminds me of such acts as bullying still takes place in our society and how it can really effect people. There are many forms of bullying as well.
3. Online i'm a middle eastern female an actress and as well a creator of many websites and presentations, I apparently also have a twitter and a school based on me.
4. People see me based on this information a middle eastern Muslim or an Indian actress.
5. The goal of internet trolls is that they make people feel really bad about themselves or just spread
negative energy, they are there to make people be self-conscious and down themselves and think that something is wrong with them.6. The positive results of online anonymity is that if you ever do something by accident on the internet than no one will know it's you but there's also a negative to that since no one can find out who you are if you've been doing dangerous things or bullying. As well as your history, it is anonymous which makes it harder for the people who need to find you and what you've been looking up. So this is a negative.
What does this video bring to your mind in reference to the topic of bullying?
Who are you online, how do you appear?
How do you think people perceive you, based on this appearance?
Today during class we watched a video about a kid named Jack being bullied. On the video there was an eye emoji which represented the witnesses, if you clicked the eye it would be as if the witnesses acted and helped the victim. When you didn’t click the emoji it showed how sad Jack was when nobody stood up for him when he was being bullied. When you did click the emoji it showed how just a few people standing up for him made him so much happier. This video brings to mind that all it takes to help victims of bullying just one person to stand up for them. Online I appear as an Australian professional athlete. This would make people think I’m athletic and Australian. The goal of trolls is to give themselves entertainment from bothering because they probably don’t have much going for them in their life. The positive results of online anonymity is that people who sometimes are shy when having a confrontation in person feel more comfortable. A negative result of online anonymity is that people can harass each other without much consequence.
I did not find anything that is under my name.
I found a lot of people with the same name as me. They were the following: author, doctor, someone who works at the economics department at Yale, and someone who works at the economics department at MIT.
I did not find myself.
The fact that I did not find myself matters because then, if I wanted to get a job and my employer searches me on Google, then he/she will find all of these false things about me. They could either ruin or enhance my chances of getting that job.
2. My partner is Ashley De la cruz. After searching her name on google, I could not find her but I found someone else. My five word impression of this person are brave, self-absorbed, hard-working, depressed, and transgender.3. My partner’s five word impression of someone under my name: wannabe, self-absorbed, rich, confident, and cocky.
Today we watched an animated video on bullying and its effect on people. In relation to that, we did an assignment on our identity on the internet and how we are portrayed by our social media.
The video we watched today about bullying really showed me how people feel when they are bullied. When you are bullied, even if the things people say aren't true, you begin to believe the lies you are fed and eventually this effects your self esteem. Online, I monitor myself pretty well. I don't curse or cyber bully other people. Once you put something on the internet, even if you delete it, it still resembles and embodies things that you associate yourself with, good or bad. I think that people think of me as a good kid who likes baseball. The goal of internet trolls are just to make you feel you feel horrible and to draw attention to themselves. Anonymity allows people to stay anonymous for the better or for the worse.
- The video that we watched in class today showed a boy name Jack getting bullied in school and there are emoji's on the video at certain parts where when we click on it, it shows what should happen. Like when Jack thought a guy was going to hit him, when the emoji gets clicked on it shows him giving him a high five
- What does this video bring to your mind in reference to the topic of bullying? The topic of bullying is very strong and sensitive, and it is something that everyone has either experienced or saw happen in their lifetime. And many know that bullying is a very harsh thing that has a huge impact on the person who is getting bullied. Bullying can mean more than just words, it can mean actions, and the results of getting bullied.
- Who are you online, how do you appear? There isn't much content about me personally, but there is a lot of content about those with the same name as me
- How do you think people perceive you, based on this appearance? I think people may perceive me as someone who does go on social media a lot, and social media is a big part of my life. And I spend a huge majority of my free time online just surfing the web.
- What is the goal of internet trolls? to make someone online feel bad by posting inappropriate comments on their social media or upsetting them in any way using their words. They would do anything to make anyone feel bad.
- What are the positive and negative results of online anonymity? The positive results of online anonymity is maybe being able to post anything or say anything online like on a blog post or something without anyone finding out your identity regarding posting something. The negative results of anonymity would probably have to be if someone were to cyberbully someone or send threats and this person who is getting bullied wants to tell someone or report this person, this person wouldn't be able to because this person is anonymous
We looked at this web page to describe Internet Trolls - LINK
1.The video we watched in class was “I am witness” Bullying video. The classroom activity today was to tell a grown up if this was ever to happen to you and that you should never do this to someone else. http://iwitnessbullying.org/
2. This video brings to my mind in reference to the topic of Bullying is when someone being mean to someone in a hurtful way.
3. I am this random girl on google and I only have a picture of me on google. I appear as this girl from Housewives of Atlanta.
4. I think people perceive me maybe our names are kinda similar or face or race.
5. The goal of internet trolls is someone who post comments to be other people down.
6.. The positive and negative results of online anonymity are the people who score high on the Dark Tetrad said trolling was their favorite activity on internet and the people who score low on the Dark Tetrad except trolls their scores for the four traits increase on the chart.
- Today in class we watched a video on bullying, created by the "I am a witness" campaign. This video, in my opinion, is stupid. Granted, I've never really been bullied in real life, people online have tried to bully me. Honestly, I don't understand why people care because whenever people try to insult me online, I just mess with them until they get really frustrated and give up. To me, this is hilarious, and all of those people are just morons. When people take these words to heart, I'm very confused, and I assume it's because they don't use the internet much. If you use the internet a lot, make any sort of content, play games, or really do anything online, after a week or two you learn what to take to heart and what not to. It gives you a thick skin, and you don't care anymore. This is the reason that when something "bad" happens to me, I just brush it off. If it happens to someone else, I'm confused if they're legitimately hurt, in a metaphorical sense. When you google my name, you get many results in images for boxers, after a few pictures of projects that I've made. Besides this, you see my Facebook and Google+ page. After this, you see nothing relating to me, and every name is different from mine. But to people that know me online, I just seem like a guy who likes video-games. People perceive me different based on how well they know me, as well as how they are discovering me. People will constantly talk about how "internet trolls" are malicious people who are psychopaths etc. They may be, however, usually they are just people who don't have anything to do, and so they use their time to just see others get angry, frothing at the mouth. Usually, people just ignore them and don't care, and someone who regularly uses the internet and is a part of the community knows how to spot one. The positive side of anonymity is that you can have privacy even online, and not everything you do or say needs to be seen by everyone. The negative side of anonymity is that sometimes, people can leave rude comments and won't have to deal with consequences. I'd like to end this post with one thing: you will not have more knowledge on a subject that someone who is at the core of that subject. I'm not saying that I'm the absolute expert, but you won't know exactly what happens if you only look at the information and don't experience it. The image In this post is of what every "troll" on the internet is. A stupid angry kid.